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by Richard
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amazing Site
Replies: 2
Views: 3549

Amazing site

Hi Greg,
Thanks for the compliment, but the build was not without problems. The epoxying was a nightmare. The outcome of this is, I will have to build another boat, probably a Hiawatha.
I am considering stapleless so it would be interesting to hear of your experiences.

Regards,

Richard
by Richard
Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Scuppers - how much solid gunwhale for seat attachment?
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Hi Jeff I had concerns about the load bearing qualities of my meranti inwhales as I did'nt want them to too heavy. My final solution was to cut some brass from a door finger plate in an interesting shape and screw it to the inwhales/outwhales to spread the load. I think it adds to the beauty of the ...
by Richard
Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amazing Site
Replies: 2
Views: 3549

Amazing Site

This site never ceases to amaze me. Everyone is so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. It certainly restores your faith in human nature and says a lot about people who build boats.

Richard.

"What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare"
W.H. Davies
by Richard
Fri Dec 17, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Choice of second boat
Replies: 2
Views: 3832

Choice of second boat

Hi all, My first boat was a Peterborough (see photos under "out gassing problem" on page six of the Forum). I am now about to start on a second build but i'm having problems making up my mind. Number one on the list at the moment is a Hiawatha as most of my paddling is on rivers up to grade IV (U.K....
by Richard
Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Outgassing problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2912

Outgassing problem

I saw my first stripper at a boat show and from that moment I had to make one. Twelve months later after much pleasure and considerable pain I finished my Prospector and showed it off to anyone who would take the trouble to look. The woodwork was all interesting and exciting, the sheathing in West E...