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by Cruiser
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: stongback length Ranger 15'
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

Re: stongback length Ranger 15'

There are several glues available, you just have to check the product line of the type in your area .... most manufacturers have a range of glues
by Cruiser
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: stongback length Ranger 15'
Replies: 11
Views: 3072

Re: stongback length Ranger 15'

50 is fine to start gluing, just swap out to a lower temp glue like LePages Express .... you don't need a premium like Titebond II for strips, almost any glue will be overkill for cedar strips.

Just check the "Chalk Temperature" of the glue you use, it just needs to be below your ambient.


Brian
by Cruiser
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem template and canoe length
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: Stem template and canoe length

That worked...tks
by Cruiser
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem template and canoe length
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: Stem template and canoe length

Link didn't work for me Randy.

Also, when looking for corrections, you need to consider the version of CanoeCraft you are using, so specify that ... corrections are specific to a given publication
by Cruiser
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem template and canoe length
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: Stem template and canoe length

I would echo Randy's advice about not changing plans on the first build ... there are plenty of decisions to be made during the build and changing the length will just add a whole new host of issues ... better you get one under your belt, then on your next build if you are so inclined ( I was) chang...
by Cruiser
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How to lay the fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: How to lay the fiberglass?

I think that is my line Jim .... scrape don't sand epoxy .... but you do have a point, I made a slight error in the order of operation. Once the 3 coats are on, the edge can be feathered the next day, but you should wait till the epoxy is cured as Jim said, before you sand down the hull ... sanding ...
by Cruiser
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How to lay the fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: How to lay the fiberglass?

Hi Francis, Technically, what I was suggesting is that you complete all 3 epoxy coats, then once that cures .... do the regular sanding, to get the epoxy ready for varnish .... you shouldn't really varnish that one feathered edge as it has exposed FG, so clean the hull and put a final thin coat of e...
by Cruiser
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How to lay the fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: How to lay the fiberglass?

I have made that post myself Francis .... so I concur. A short response is not always as clear and procedural as it could be ... First, read your epoxy manufacturers suggested recoat times, they are not all the same ..... I would do the following - apply 1/2 of FG with the keel overlap - allow to se...
by Cruiser
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How to lay the fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: How to lay the fiberglass?

I think if I were to do this, I would probably break the operation into 2 steps. Applying cloth to do one side and 0verlap the center line by 4"-6" ....allowing this to cure to almost hard (hard enough to feather). Then feather the entire length and smooth sand where the secong cloth overlap will fa...
by Cruiser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New tool eliminates noxious epoxy sanding dust
Replies: 1
Views: 919

Re: New tool eliminates noxious epoxy sanding dust

Good info on using wet sanding .... epoxy dust does tend to be very mobile, although last time I was forced to do the operation in my shop (usually I head outdoors) because I was working in the winter. I have a shop vac attachment for my ROS and I couldn't actually see any escaped epoxy dust when I ...
by Cruiser
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 16' 0" Prospector
Replies: 90
Views: 102174

Re: 16' 0" Prospector

Nice job, lot of trust with that last pic, lol

Brian
by Cruiser
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Hand beveling
Replies: 9
Views: 1350

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: 960

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: 2697

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: 35136

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

That may be a better solution than I was thinking, thank you