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by Jim Dodd
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?
Replies: 13
Views: 61

Re: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?

A Picture is worth a thousand words !

I think it is a Draftsman's Hiccup !

Skip the Notch !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?
Replies: 13
Views: 61

Re: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?

Yeah Randy !

I don't have the plans, so I maybe off on this one.

But a notch cut ( saw kerf) at the center of the form base line, would make it easy to align, regardless of what side of the form faces the cleat !

Jim !
by Jim Dodd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?
Replies: 13
Views: 61

Re: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?

Yeah Randy !

I don't have the plans, so I maybe off on this one.

But a notch cut ( saw kerf) at the center of the form base line, would make it easy to align, regardless of what side of the form faces the cleat !

Jim !
by Jim Dodd
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?
Replies: 13
Views: 61

Re: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?

I believe Cruiser hit the nail on the head. Making a saw cut at the base of center line, makes it easy to see from either side of the form, where the base line is in relationship to the center line of the strongback. A good idea ! I've always just transferred the center line of the form to both side...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?
Replies: 13
Views: 61

Re: Notches in all the station molds at the baseline?

I don't have the plans, but I'm wondering if this is the shearline markings ? ?

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 46
Views: 22090

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

The last two are not showing. I've clicked on the little boxes, and nothing shows up.

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 46
Views: 22090

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Yes the pics are now gone.
They showed up earlier ?

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Minor Freedom 17'9" update
Replies: 46
Views: 22090

Re: Minor Freedom 17'9" update

Great job Chris ! Rome wasn't built in a day ! You have come a long way ! The reward comes, when you lay your canoe on the water for the first time ! As you stand there on shore and gaze at the craft you have created. Reflect on your Journey ! You will have learned many things ! But most of all, you...
by Jim Dodd
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Kevlar Pearl
Replies: 11
Views: 7250

Re: Kevlar Pearl

Thanks Brian ! Handling actually seemed a little more responsive. That could be do to a number of things. For the most part, if I closed my eyes, there wasn't a notable difference ! Just going to and from the truck and water was greatly improved ! I was on the river in it yesterday. Need to get it s...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Kevlar Pearl
Replies: 11
Views: 7250

Re: Kevlar Pearl

Since I built my Kevlar Pearl in 2015, I've built two more Composite solos. In Both of these I used a cedar strip insert. My last ( Black Pearl). I cut the strips for the insert at 1/8". This was quite a weight savings. The hull is 16' long, and weighs in at 36 1/2 #. This is going to get a lot of w...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

I just finished replacing the outside cloth on an old stripper. I had several places where the old cloth pulled off some wood. I filled these shallow areas with, in places 6 layers of cloth. I wet out several patches as they laid on some plastic. I pulled them off one right after the other, and laye...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

I'd sand a little more and add the patch, probably two ! A Tip ! Cut the patches, and lay them on some plastic, saturate, with mixed epoxy. Then pick them up and lay on the scared area. Stretch some plastic wrap over it. A little hand sand, and varnish. I just did this on a friends hull. You can't t...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Finished!

Gorgeous ! I love those seats !
Are you going to get it Wet ? It almost seems a shame to !
Nice !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

by Jim Dodd
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Hull Repair

Jim: I don't know what S-glass is. I made my hull with western red cedar, 6 lb. fiberglass cloth, and West System epoxy- 105 resin and 207 hardener. Then you are most likely using 6 oz. E-glass. The grain in your cloth is quite visible. More than I'm accustomed to seeing ! S-glass is slightly more ...