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by KenC
Sat May 12, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: bead and cove before or after scarfing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: bead and cove before or after scarfing?

Interesting ... in your (BearLee's) photo, you're scarfing across the width of the strip. I scarfed across the thickness. Nice jig setup, btw. Some of my scarfs are more noticeable than others. If I end-matched adjacent strips, the scarfs tend to be invisible. But for some reason (I must have been d...
by KenC
Tue May 08, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: bead and cove before or after scarfing?
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: bead and cove before or after scarfing?

I also cut my strips from 10' long planks. I did all the bead & cove work before scarfing, and it worked out fine. I would do it that way again. I never had any trouble with aligning the scarf joints. It required some care & attention, but wasn't difficult. There were a few tricks that made it all e...
by KenC
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Algonquin Provincial Park Trip Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 4973

Re: Algonquin Provincial Park Trip Advice

Hi P'Dad ... have you been over to the myCCR website? You'll find all kinds of tripping info over there.
Cheers.
by KenC
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Scarfing Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 4019

Gufer ... I also made my scarfs "through the thickness" ... and I also used a sanding disk on the table-saw ... but rather than a sliding sled, I just clamped a guide fence (a scrap 2x2) at an angle to the disk, and fed the strips in along the fence, then pulled them back when done ... clean consist...
by KenC
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A Rudder for a Resolute
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Glen said exactly what I was going to say. Unless you're absolutely, positively sure that you want and need a rudder, then you might be best to wait until you've paddled it a few times. For my Endeavour, I carved a chunk of cedar to fit into the point of the stern, and epoxied it in place. If you do...
by KenC
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My Acorn Dinghy launched
Replies: 11
Views: 4460

Well done.
I am a big fan of Oughtred's designs ... you've done him proud.
by KenC
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Kayak Bulkheads
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Ditto ... I also fit the strip/glass bulkhead panels a little loose, and used silicone to fill the ~1/8" gap ... I didn't use backer blocks, but for my front bulkhead, which serves double-duty as my footbrace, I did reinforce the silicone fillet with glass & epoxy for additional strength ... the epo...
by KenC
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Freedom 15 complete and Launched!! (warning-long post)
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

Nice work, well done.
Congratulations on the launch.
by KenC
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Launch day for the Endeavours
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

As one who built his kayak to be used, not just looked at, I am hoping that you are mostly joking. I thought the same thing ... along the northeast "coast" of Georgian Bay, everything is exposed granite, sand beaches are few and far between ... there are also a lot of barely submerged rocks, some o...
by KenC
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Venture vs Endeavour?
Replies: 7
Views: 7174

What is meant by "easily handle by himself"? I assume, since you bring up the weight of the kayak, that you are referring to the logistics of moving it from the garage onto the roof of the car, and then off the roof of the car again at the launch. Someone your friends size would have no difficulty "...
by KenC
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Eastern Red Cedar???
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Isn't eastern red cedar also known as aromatic cedar? I've used some for lining a closet, but not in the boats. From what I've seen, doesn't flex anywhere near as nicely as WRC. The shop would smell nice, though, and you'd have no moths.
by KenC
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Freedom 15 (modified to 16) build / 1st paddle /
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Well done ... looks great.
I like the handles you've built into the decks.
by KenC
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Kayak Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 3692

I thought it must be 4" ... I used 3" slab from Noah's in Toronto, and I probably paid more than you ... that's a good deal. I saw one of Joe's custom seats in an Outer Island this past weekend ... he does a nice job, and apparently he's fast ... customizes to fit most common hull-shapes, in only ab...
by KenC
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Kayak Seats
Replies: 10
Views: 3692

Chalk up another vote for the sculpted foam seats ... I am very happy with mine ... never any numbness or discomfort ... I think I also used the OneOcean instructions, though I can't quite remember.

Bryan ... how thick is that slab? It looks thicker than what I used.
by KenC
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Newlyweds
Replies: 14
Views: 10692

Glen & Jocelyne;
Congratulations and All the Best.
Ken