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by Patricks Dad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 33690

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

After about 6 weeks of using the outside of my Freedom 17 hull as a mold to make two composite copies, I'm finally back to working on the original. I'm about ready to glass the inside. https://scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/37076676_10156007941282885_7901826100412547072_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=0...
by Patricks Dad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: FIberglassing the Stems?
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: FIberglassing the Stems?

After your first wet-out coat of epoxy is on and just nearing the end of the tacky state (you are about ready to put on the first fill coat), take a sharp razor blade and trim the glass along the edge of the stem where it begins to curve to the other side of the canoe - trim both side similarly. The...
by Patricks Dad
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Help with Oil-canning
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

Re: Help with Oil-canning

Sorry to hear about your problems. I'm kinda surprised. I hate to say it but I think whatever you put on the outside you should mirror on the inside too.
by Patricks Dad
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 33690

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Looks great! Congratulations!
by Patricks Dad
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Ash bottoms for tough river?
Replies: 9
Views: 1851

Re: Ash bottoms for tough river?

Don't do it. Strength of the hull is less driven by the core material (i.e., the wood) than what surrounds it. If you want to make it stronger, put more glass on BOTH sides of the hull. Consider using S-glass. Using heavier wood in the core won't make the hull much less likely to fail when impacted ...
by Patricks Dad
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Advice needed - Fiberglass/Epoxy shaping and filling(?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1995

Re: Advice needed - Fiberglass/Epoxy shaping and filling(?)

yup. you have some waviness in your glass. It looks like you stopped sanding fairly soon after you hit the glass. If you get it wet does some of the glass disappear? If so, another coat of epoxy in those areas will help. It's hard to tell from the pictures how high the glass is off the hull. If you ...
by Patricks Dad
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 33690

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Finally got back to the shop today. Sanded out the hull... https://scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34396178_10155916000867885_7375597855379030016_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=AeE7-6yDsk1vDt_OlhnTNOe-RNV2zc9f4CtgQpkcB5Gi24LvaxAQJQ-6WtIuA_vfEgkt7H0C7udOGZuL3aI2RW5AwV-laQcg0wbyOBcFY5mtPg&oh=953ea4b...
by Patricks Dad
Fri May 25, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day 5/26
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day 5/26

Who's going to the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day in Spooner WI this Saturday (Tomorrow)?

I'll be there with a couple boats to show. It's a good opportunity to chat with other boat enthusiasts.

Hope the weather cooperates!
by Patricks Dad
Mon May 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Movement From Forms Prior To Fiberglassing

I use whatever is handy for hot glue. No need for super strong stuff (I cover my forms with packing tape so really strong hotglue would pull the tape off before it pulls off the boat). I don't tend to need very much to hold the hull to the forms. It usually just peels off by had or a scraper. Any re...
by Patricks Dad
Mon May 21, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: E glass vs S glass?
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Re: E glass vs S glass?

I'd like to have Jim Dodd comment on this. He's built canoes with both E and S glass.... My understand is that S-glass is not only stronger it is also more resistant to abrasion. I'm close to starting a build with kevlar, carbon and (S?) glass and would be interested in your progress. What foam are ...
by Patricks Dad
Mon May 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 33690

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

yes, single layer of 6 oz E-glass. It wet out really slow (or maybe I'm just getting more impatient in my old age).
by Patricks Dad
Sun May 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 33690

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

two coat of epoxy on so far.... https://scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31957096_10155859140087885_4175894138081771520_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f3ef4ee9abb5f0341b379232d1ec61b1&oe=5B5D007D https://scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/31946749_10155859089902885_1245560813855440896_n.jpg?_nc_cat=...
by Patricks Dad
Tue May 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 33690

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Ready for glass.... but my stirring companion is not available Saturday. Will probably have to do it solo...


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by Patricks Dad
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 28062

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Here's another approach for a solo yoke that doubles as a backrest. Weighs almost nothing https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/197598_10150148558697885_3015632_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d92fa8ea36df961e2c41da64ecd6f36b&oe=5B6C8EF7 https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/206257_1015014855...
by Patricks Dad
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 33690

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Yeah, there was quite a bit to take off. But the fine precision tools I used make pretty quick work of it (belt sander followed by sharp block plane)