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by Cruiser
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 35
Views: 1392

Re: Hull Repair

Can't see the pics

Brian
by Cruiser
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird 17' Sanity Check
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Redbird 17' Sanity Check

Stephen, I believe in that post series, I plot the forms both at the top and bottom and explain that there is no difference between the two views, it really is just a matter of convenience when using the area you setup for plotting. WoodWorker, there is definitely something wrong with that station ....
by Cruiser
Fri May 31, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Installing Outwales

I find the same as Randy, Epiphanes needs 10-15% thinning, as a minimum, otherwise it sets up too quickly for me. I have had a lot of luck using a small foam roller to get the varnish on and then tip quickly with a 3-4" "GEN" brand foam brush, doing about 2 square feet at a time. It goes fast and I ...
by Cruiser
Fri May 31, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird 17' Sanity Check
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Redbird 17' Sanity Check

Makes me glad I made that record of lofting, thank you for digging that up and posting it Stephen.

There isn't going to be any difference in the actual lofting for asym versus sym other than you don't need to loft as many stations.

Brian
by Cruiser
Thu May 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Redbird 17' Sanity Check
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Redbird 17' Sanity Check

Those tables are a great start, but you should check for typos/corrections for them, I only had one correction for my Freedom 17 Maybe contact BearMountain directly or maybe some one here can find a list of offset corrections .... make sure you know which version of CC you have, I believe there are ...
by Cruiser
Sun May 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Installing Outwales
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Installing Outwales

I do a lot of my trim in cherry and it steam bends very nicely .... you will likely need a jig of some sort if you decide to steam bend the gunnel ends, as you will be bending in 2 directions. A bit of work for sure, but the result will be a much easier time placing and clamping. If you do make a ji...
by Cruiser
Wed May 22, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: Attaching middle thwart with a mortise and tenon

I am a little late to this party, but I tend to favour removable thwarts just for ease of maintenance. If you want to replace or varnish, you just remove and replace/refinish. I have also taken to top mounting the thwarts to maximize room beneath for pack loading ... when i mentioned this previously...
by Cruiser
Tue May 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: brass screws for hanging seats
Replies: 12
Views: 1971

Re: brass screws for hanging seats

I did the same thing, only in stainless and I used 1/8" carriage bolts . This has been fine. You are using a different material and it may not be quite as strong, but carrying a spare may be an idea ... at least for the first trip. The weight distribution between the seat risers won't be split evenl...
by Cruiser
Sat May 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Nomad
Replies: 75
Views: 72269

Re: 17' 0" Nomad

Concur that should work


Brian
by Cruiser
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: thwarts
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: thwarts

Hi Rmb, I am assuming you will need to carry the boat at some point, so placement of the yoke isn't really negotiable, and if you don't want a yoke there, the hull will need a thwart there to support the hull shape, so that area isn't a good candidate for seat placement. Aft of the center isn't a go...
by Cruiser
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: Sport Boat Plans
Replies: 3
Views: 574

Re: Sport Boat Plans

I remembered a discussion on this in another forum, found the link: http://www.canoetripping.net/forums/forum/paddlecraft-construction/72613-i-have-strips-ready-to-go-what-to-build about 3/4 of the way down the page, the address and such is mentioned .... mostly what Stephen posted, send a cheque by...
by Cruiser
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Bending wood strips

Given that this is a Prospector ... that's sort of a mainstream, straightforward build, there shouldn't be any torque issues, that why I asked if the original poster could put up a few pics so we could see what he is doing. That way we could offer something more than speculation. As far as the hair ...
by Cruiser
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Bending wood strips

I actually ran some tests with a heat gun Jim, you are correct it isn't very effective. I could put slight bends in wood, but no where the amount that steam provides and there was a lot more spring back. This was a fairly controlled test with thermometers and a hot box to make sure I was actually he...
by Cruiser
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Bending wood strips

I am trying to visualize what you mean, any chance of a quick pic, they are so much more useful ... the explanation and question you offer sound perfectly reasonable in your mind I am sure, but you get to see what you are talking about and it isn't so obvious on this end. However, if the strips won'...
by Cruiser
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 33710

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

I hope we are going to see a few more pictures, the finish looks awesome ....