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by hughhallhh56
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Thanks all for the help along the way
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Thanks all for the help along the way

Many thanks to all who helped me out with the build. Special thanks to Jim Dodd and Patricks Dad for the many suggestions. Completed the Rob Roy two weeks back and she has been to the lake a few times. Second one to be build in the fall (for the wife) - and yes I'll use horizontal grain boards this ...
by hughhallhh56
Mon May 18, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Floatation Compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Floatation Compartment

Many thanks. I almost glassed both sides before trying to install. I give that a try this week.
by hughhallhh56
Fri May 15, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: First time builder
Replies: 7
Views: 2713

Re: First time builder

Depending on the species of pine it can actually be lighter. See this link http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wood-density-d_40.html If find pine to be softer than cedar and the grain is not fantastic. I am originally from the northwest in western cedar country. Lived in Texas the last 8 years and ha...
by hughhallhh56
Fri May 15, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Floatation Compartment
Replies: 8
Views: 2663

Re: Floatation Compartment

I too am just installing them. Question I have is do you simply shape them as best you can and then epoxy the edges or do you put cloth around the edges?
by hughhallhh56
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Strip length for Endeavour 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Strip length for Endeavour 17

As I get closer to finishing my Rob Roy I am thinking about the next one.... :sealed lips . Haven't spoken to the wife yet, but thinking about making a kayak. Simple question I have is how long of strips do I need for making the 17 foot endeavour? I'll be near my cedar supplier in the next few days ...
by hughhallhh56
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Some pics of my Rob Roy
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Re: Some pics of my Rob Roy

A better view of the grain.
by hughhallhh56
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Some pics of my Rob Roy
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Some pics of my Rob Roy

Indeed the face grain strips took some extra care and handling, but it has worked out so far. I have edge grain strips ready for the second one. Planning to take this one off the stations this weekend.
by hughhallhh56
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Few fiber glassing questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3606

Re: Few fiber glassing questions

Thanks for the input. Stapleless construction. Bead and cove. No knots and no cracks (well at least I filled the few I had). So no precoat it will be. I'll trim the cloth at the stems and use a bias wrap later. Hope to do this weekend. Temperature is cool (15C - 59F) but I have a heated shop which i...
by hughhallhh56
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Few fiber glassing questions
Replies: 9
Views: 3606

Few fiber glassing questions

Well got busy last week and stripped the canoe and this weekend epoxied on and shaped the outer stems. Other than a light sanding with some finer sandpaper I am ready to glass the canoe. As I was finishing one of the stems I got to thinking about how to handle the stems when fiber glassing. I watche...
by hughhallhh56
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Estimate of amount of epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 5653

Re: Estimate of amount of epoxy

On grain direction. I went with the VG for two reasons. 1. Thirty years ago when building my first, I built it with VG planks. Lack of knowledge for sure - it was about getting it built. I had 3 months to build it and only a set of diagrams to work from. Canoe is banged up, but still solid. 2. Wood ...
by hughhallhh56
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Estimate of amount of epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 5653

Re: Estimate of amount of epoxy

Cruiser,

Thanks for the idea of looking at Noah's.

Hugh
by hughhallhh56
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Estimate of amount of epoxy
Replies: 13
Views: 5653

Estimate of amount of epoxy

It was a good weekend. Made the trip to Vancouver to get some cedar. Yes I now live in the center of wrc territory bur couldn't find anywhere to buy it so I went to sunbury cedar. It is the candy store of cedar. I picked up 7 5/4 x 4 clear vertical grain boards. Beautiful stuff. Anyway now I'll fina...
by hughhallhh56
Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Another new project
Replies: 11
Views: 4724

Re: Another new project

Many thanks. I order some.

Hugh
by hughhallhh56
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:42 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Another new project
Replies: 11
Views: 4724

Re: Another new project

My mistake. Somehow I connected to a photo gallery from one of your posts and thought they were your pictures. Nice seat. I did make one like that on my first canoe 35 years ago. Still have that canoe, but it is a bit beat up now. It was a 19 foot MicMac and weighs a ton. Built it in 3 months while ...
by hughhallhh56
Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Another new project
Replies: 11
Views: 4724

Re: Another new project

Randy, Had a look at some of the pictures you have posted. Thanks for the views. I was wondering how you wove the seats you have on all of your canoes. It does not look like it a weave but rather just straight strands of leather somehow secured at each end. Could you describe how the leather is secu...