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by Stephen
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence
Replies: 30
Views: 7715

Re: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence

Grumple In Canoecraft Ted tells you to trim the ends of the planking flush with the inner stem as you go to provide a flat surface for the outer stem. If this is continued all the way up, the width of the flat spot will eventually exceed the width of the outer stem. Not good. You need to switch your...
by Stephen
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence
Replies: 30
Views: 7715

Re: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence

Jesse I've been considering whether I should have disagreed with Cruiser so quickly. While Canoecraft does say 1/8", if you leave a 1/4" leading edge you gain two advantages. You have less material to remove from both inner and outer stem, which will save you some time. This in turn leaves the stems...
by Stephen
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence
Replies: 30
Views: 7715

Re: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence

Page 115 and 117 of Canoecraft mention a 1/8" (not 1/4") leading edge. There is also this excerpt from the Canoecraft Companion DVD. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa1FzPJUfp0 It seems to me if you left a 1/4" leading edge on the inner stem you would have only a 3/4" surface (inner stem plus two th...
by Stephen
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence
Replies: 30
Views: 7715

Re: Shaping Stems. Need Guidence

by Stephen
Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 15' 0" Hiawatha
Replies: 89
Views: 110967

Re: 15' 0" Hiawatha

I wouldn't feel too bad about this Jesse. Canoecraft actually has the setting up the molds step followed by the stem lamination step, with a very short paragraph on page 105 telling you it's best to do them in the other order. All ya gotta do is miss that one paragraph. To be fair, in the 1983 editi...
by Stephen
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Slightly buckled strip...
Replies: 12
Views: 3472

Re: Slightly buckled strip...

I had never even really considered the possibility that I could clear the top (bottom) of the stem prior to filling in the front end. It took me a while to figure out what you meant here, but I think you're referring to Greg's (canoeblderinmt) photobucket album. He doesn't specifically say, but I b...
by Stephen
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Slightly buckled strip...
Replies: 12
Views: 3472

Re: Slightly buckled strip...

Yeah, 3/32" would be a very flimsy cheater strip to handle. I should have realized you would likely have only a small mismatch this early in the game. I really like the canoes with the second accent strip around the football, and this particular strip should look fantastic. By the time you get that ...
by Stephen
Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Slightly buckled strip...
Replies: 12
Views: 3472

Re: Slightly buckled strip...

This post on cheater strips may have some useful advice. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2331

I know you're not to the football stage yet, but your problem is very similar.
by Stephen
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Back at it after 35 years
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

Re: Back at it after 35 years

I think your deductive skills are fairly accurate. Check this link: http://web.archive.org/web/20121108113627/http://bearmountainboats.com/2012BACKUP-OLDSITE/canoestems.htm [Edit} In that post a few additional measurements are given one of which is 1-04-2+ @5 1/16. I believe this is the offset on th...
by Stephen
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: Stem measurements

When you say 1.5 inch thick stems, I assume you mean two stems, each one 3/4" thick. The procedure is to deduct the thickness of only the inner stem. This is covered in the last paragraph of page 95 of Canoecraft, revised and expanded. On a similar topic, page 42 states that 1/4" must be deducted fr...
by Stephen
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Canoecraft Offset Revisions
Replies: 2
Views: 13952

Re: Canoecraft Offset Revisions

Here you go, courtesy of the Wayback Machine. The good news is that the Freedom 17 has exactly one error. http://web.archive.org/web/20121108113627/http://bearmountainboats.com/2012BACKUP-OLDSITE/canoestems.htm I'm afraid that the machine doesn't capture graphics, so the sketch is missing. If you tr...
by Stephen
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Did you lose all your Bear Mountain bookmarks?
Replies: 0
Views: 1643

Did you lose all your Bear Mountain bookmarks?

I know this forum has a feature to bookmark topics of interest, but if you're like me and save your bookmarks in a folder in your browser, you may have noticed they don't work anymore. I had close to a hundred topics saved for that day when I can financially justify building one of these beautiful b...
by Stephen
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Lined up after Shower
Replies: 8
Views: 2182

Re: Lined up after Shower

Once upon a time, the 38 Special was on my short-list for a solo canoe. But it seems the plans are no longer offered for sale. Did you get yours from Northwest? According to this post at MyCCR http://www.myccr.com/phpBB3_PROD/viewtopic.php?t=5848&p=50039 the Merlin used to be a smaller canoe, and t...
by Stephen
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Different styles of filling in the football
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Re: Different styles of filling in the football

Bear Mountain sells a package of 64 strips which they say will do most canoes, plus a bundle of 8 strips for large girth canoes such as the Prospector or Nomad. This is the same number of strips that you have. If you bought Bear Mountain strips it seems you should be alright. However, these strips a...
by Stephen
Thu May 29, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Question: Best way to transfer centre line to strips
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: Question: Best way to transfer centre line to strips

I found this, http://www.pdxtex.com/canoe/canoe7.htm but I have a feeling it may not help (you can click on the photos to enlarge them). I think you have to mount those reference strips on the centre-line of each station before you start planking. Judging by your photos elsewhere you don't have much...