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by Patricks Dad
Fri May 25, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Day 5/26
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

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: 1431

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: 1339

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: 31140

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: 31140

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: 31140

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: 25411

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: 31140

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)
by Patricks Dad
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 25411

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

as for varnish, I use Epifanes Clear Gloss varnish inside and out. I often add a coat of Epifanes matte finish on the inside to reduce glare.
by Patricks Dad
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31140

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

The stems fit ok. Got them faired today. Hope to get the rest of the hull faired and sheerline cut next weekend. Then on to glass!

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by Patricks Dad
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31140

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Finished closing in the hull today. Also got outer stems mortised and epoxied in place.... https://scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30262091_10155795022677885_5070461965285982208_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8250b730744e9cbcc3e7985d5ddf1240&oe=5B3328BD https://scontent.feau1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30...
by Patricks Dad
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31140

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

After a few weeks away from the shop, I got back at it yesterday. Should have the hull closed in next weekend.

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by Patricks Dad
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 25411

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

nice. I always cut the shearline before removing from the forms. I hope you've marked the shearline....
Great progress!
by Patricks Dad
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition
Replies: 182
Views: 25411

Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

I have never used a "primer" coat of epoxy. I don't see any good reason for it.

argument begins in 3...2...1...
by Patricks Dad
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31140

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

I finished the starboard side yesterday and got a couple strips on the port side this morning.... https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28575781_10155701642982885_5665232382215585792_n.jpg?oh=2960fedd05028c80c4e7f4ebbf5f3882&oe=5B487B7B https://scontent.ford1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/28575...