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by canoeblderinmt
Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: About to start ripping strips...
Replies: 8
Views: 2582

The picture is going the right way. Many of us use a "climb cut" when routing our strips. WRC is very soft, and very prone to tearing. Climb cutting virtually eliminates this, but you NEED featherboards as described in the above post. I did mine the same way and it was all fine. As a wood shop teach...
by canoeblderinmt
Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Where the outside stem meets the keel
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

Welcome to the Dark Side!!

:wink

Greg (Stemless all the way)
by canoeblderinmt
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Silica Sand?
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Concur with Sedges. I used the same stuff, mixed in with the varnish for the bottom of the boat. It's a very nice surface. Be sure to tape off the hull at the bilge as it is noticeable where the transition is to plain varnish and you will want a neat line.

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Oh what a mess!
Replies: 6
Views: 2282

Alick, Sorry you had such a tough time. Laying down the glass on the inside is for sure the most challenging part of building a stripper. I've been lucky and have only had a few places I needed to sand down and patch. Believe Mark when he says that if you are careful with your patching, it will not ...
by canoeblderinmt
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Flat bottom canoe
Replies: 6
Views: 2316

My first canoe was a White Guide in 18 1/2 foot length, similar beam but no tumblehome. The bottom was flat. I used 6 oz cloth, with a football on the outside for reenforcement. The bottom oil-canned a little. My strips may have been a little thinner than 1/4". One thing you might consider is puttin...
by canoeblderinmt
Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Just a few questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2074

Robbie, I'm not a pre-coater, and even going over double layers in the football section I've done OK. You have to watch that you don't starve the glass. I would recommend that when you buy your glass, buy some bias cut "tape" as well. This is nothing more than glass strips cut on the bias or on a 45...
by canoeblderinmt
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hanging seats off inner gunwales
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Mac, I haven't heard of any gunwale failures on this site yet. I did a search on "Seats" and found a couple of links that might be useful. try this: http://www.bearmountainboats.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=2931&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=seats My thoughts are: Mounting a block (or blo...
by canoeblderinmt
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Real Cane or Synthetic?
Replies: 13
Views: 5710

Correct again, Glen!! It's been awhile since I bought anything there and remembered it wrong.

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Wed Jul 09, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Isle Royale
Replies: 13
Views: 10513

Maybe YOU can paddle over there! Six foot waves? Think I'll pass. :shocked
by canoeblderinmt
Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Real Cane or Synthetic?
Replies: 13
Views: 5710

When I got my first plastic cane from H&H, I was going to send it back because I thought it was natural cane. I have only used the plastic for all the reasons mentioned above. No on has ever asked me why I used plastic cane. I don"t think they can tell the difference either. No Muss, No fuss, no fad...
by canoeblderinmt
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Raising the grain
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Terry, I've seen the Elmers at Home Depot. and many hardware stores. I've used it on my two canoes. The epoxy covers right over it. I like it for two reasons: 1. You can easily mix several colors together to get a good match for the strips you are patching. Using epoxy and wood flour is tough, becau...
by canoeblderinmt
Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Raising the grain
Replies: 4
Views: 1515

Terry, Think I have a pretty good idea what you are talking about on the V shaped areas. I would recommend filling them. Small spaces like that can hold air as the epoxy goes on adn really cause some problems. Try the Elmers stuff in the tubes. It comes in a couple of colors so you can blend and get...
by canoeblderinmt
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South of Paradise
Replies: 2
Views: 3970

Glen, Thanks for the hat tip. On this day, when we here (and really the free people around the world) pause to give recognition and thanks for "The Shot Heard 'Round the World", that launched this "Grand Experiment", with the belief that men can govern themselves and freeing much of the world from t...
by canoeblderinmt
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Finally finished my Cottage Crusier!
Replies: 13
Views: 3057

Very pretty canoe!!

:applause :applause

Greg
by canoeblderinmt
Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How long?
Replies: 17
Views: 6887

My last canoe, which was a big one, took me about 400 hours spread over almost a year. In the middle of that I moved a couple of hundred miles and changed jobs. I was still single. Since I got married, I haven't even been able to get the shop set up yet. I did some custom stuff on this one: hand-cut...