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by Cruiser
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Hand beveling
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Hand beveling

Hi Francis, I think you want to check out this site: https://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/tools_and_accessories/robobevel_strip_built_boat_beveling_tool Nick does incredible work and has a wealth of videos to help with kayak builders, including the neat bevel tool ..... you should be able to g...
by Cruiser
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Choosing a Design
Topic: First time Yak for my daughter
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: First time Yak for my daughter

Can't help with actual experience, but if you read Glen's post again and his followup comments, it is pretty clear he didn't mean that the boat was unstable (IMO). I think the point was that with a lighter loading it was "livelier" (and he is lighter than your daughter)... his other comment was that...
by Cruiser
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnishing
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: Varnishing

As we go along we all learn little tricks that work for us to get the finishes/effects wanted. I also use a tac rag prior to varnishing, but i am a little leery of heating the varnish itself that hot, I warm the shop and make sure the boat itself is warm ... that seems to let the varnish flow suffic...
by Cruiser
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31466

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

That may be a better solution than I was thinking, thank you
by Cruiser
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31466

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Those look really well done Randy.

I bought some material for that same gunnel idea .... did you cut the groove in the foam and let the sleeve go inside the groove or sleeve the outside and cut the groove? I am leaning to the latter.


Brian
by Cruiser
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Re: Just finished on the water. 16 Prospector

Nice job and congrats for making it through the gauntlet .... now you get to smile every time you look at the boat.

Building a solo is sensible, lets you go out with or without some one else .... and it feeds the addiction to building.

Brian
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31466

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

I used a 3/8" x 3/4" cherry gunnel on my mine and I think that could be reduced to 3/8" x 5/8" with an inside bevel ... a couple of lightweight decks and you could be right in the 3 pound total mark. When you consider the weight of the epoxy and materials to wrap cedar ... I really wonder how much i...
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31466

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

In my latest build(s) I am finding that trim is one of the places we add a lot of weight that just doesn't need to be there, if we plan carefully. I am surprised at the weight of aluminum trim ans am glad you shared that tidbit ... but the boat is one of the best composite copies I have seen done so...
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 31466

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

O.o Nice job Randy .... Did you get a weight? What did you pick for gunnels? Are the thwarts shop made? Is that aluminum trim?

Inquiring minds want to know, lol


Brian
by Cruiser
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: brass screws for hanging seats
Replies: 12
Views: 1683

Re: brass screws for hanging seats

We all have our visions and will go a aways to achieve them, in this case, since the pieces in question don't really appear together at any point, so you really be the only person to notice that detail. given the superior strength and availability of SS ... I would think that smaller and more readil...
by Cruiser
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Re: Alternative finishes?

I got a blank screen when I pushed the post button ....
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Re: Alternative finishes?

Not sure I like this new software for the forum, having issues posting
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Re: Alternative finishes?

I may try and get some to play with, that finish looks good. (and thanks for sharing)

Brian
by Cruiser
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Alternative finishes?
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Re: Alternative finishes?

I may try and get some to play with, that finish looks good. (and thanks for sharing)

Brian
by Cruiser
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Fiberglass still tacky
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: Fiberglass still tacky

As Jim says ... likely culprit is insufficient mixing, so take a look at how you are mixing the epoxy and make the mental adjustments to fix this issue ... usual method is to mix for 2 minutes ... once you get used to doing the thorough mixing, it becomes second nature .... the alternative of dealin...