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by Jim Dodd
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: Nokomis
Replies: 36
Views: 21203

Re: Nokomis

I know there has been interest in building Composite boats these days. Earlier in this thread I showed using a stripper, as a male mold, for a Composite build. Here is a link to that build on another forum. In which I used Nokomis to Build a Carbon/kevlar canoe ( Vader) http://www.canoetripping.net/...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First timer
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: First timer

Welcome Simon. There is a lot of info on the internet these days ! Some of it very good. Canoetripping .net has a very active builder group. I would highly recommend ! http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/ Your method of push pins is interesting, but pushing them in might require a lot of effort. Som...
by Jim Dodd
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Hull Repair

No pics.
The link shows up. I click on it, but it states it's empty.

When I post. I click between the img boxes.


Again I use Photobucket. It has more than it's share of problems

I'll give you credit for keep on tying ! Hang in there !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 41
Views: 2049

Re: Hull Repair

I can view the pics at the top of page 3, if I click on each link one at a time.
No luck seeing pics on your last post, even if I click on the image sign.
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Interesting problem hanging seats 16' Prospector
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: Interesting problem hanging seats 16' Prospector

When I make my seats, I make the arms long enough so when I trim the seat to fit the hull, I have stub pieces, that I turn into hanger spacers. With a contour gage, I copy the hull shape just below the shear, transfer the shape to the stubs, and cut. I clamp the seat and 4 spacers, and drill my hang...
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: 536

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: 536

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: 536

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: 536

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: 536

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: 22930

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: 22930

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: 22930

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: 7522

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: 7522

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...