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by Snowman
Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: spraying water based polyurethane
Replies: 5
Views: 10350

Re: spraying water based polyurethane

Rabbit,

Thanks for the details and observations on your experience.


Snowman
by Snowman
Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hiking seats for Sailing Canoe
Replies: 7
Views: 5923

Re: Hiking seats for Sailing Canoe

Andrew,

Thanks for the update. The build is coming along nice. Be careful about balancing paddling with building. I have way too many projects partially complete because of the very same thing...

Keep us updated.


Snowman
by Snowman
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Hiking seats for Sailing Canoe
Replies: 7
Views: 5923

Re: Hiking seats for Sailing Canoe

Andrew,

How did your final product turn out? Any pictures and comments on how it sails and paddles?


Snowman
by Snowman
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: silicon bronze tube?
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: silicon bronze tube?

Rabbit, I used a copper tube for my painter holes. It worked fine, is easy to work with, colour goes well with WRC, and is readily available in multiple diameters (copper water pipe in 1/2" or 3/4"). Although I am only using my craft in fresh water, I did paddle it for about 18 months in salt water ...
by Snowman
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Water based varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

Re: Water based varnish

John

Thanks for the update.
by Snowman
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Water based varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

Re: Water based varnish

John, I did not see any post with your results. How did it turn out? How was it to work with? I was looking at picking some up at Noah`s this weekend on our way through, until I saw the price ($66/quart). A bit pricey to start doing experiments with (I thought I would try some on a few paddles that ...
by Snowman
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 16' Prospector is finally done.
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

Re: 16' Prospector is finally done.

Congratulations - nice work!
by Snowman
Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 1st Float !
Replies: 5
Views: 2425

Re: 1st Float !

Nice!
by Snowman
Mon May 13, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Student-built canoe
Replies: 3
Views: 2334

Re: Student-built canoe

Very nice!


Snowman
by Snowman
Fri May 03, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Cedar strips - flat grain or edge grain
Replies: 11
Views: 7614

Re: Cedar strips - flat grain or edge grain

The answer to your flat/edge grain question is a personal one - both for asthetics and working properties. Personally, I would not use flatgrain strips, nor would I mix flat with edge or quartersawn. Edge/quatersawn will work nice and even (for both sanding and planning). Although soft woods like ce...
by Snowman
Fri May 03, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Wet sanding with a spray bottle
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

Re: Wet sanding with a spray bottle

I like to carry/apply my water during wet sanding applications in a smallish sponge. It allows controlled application (squeeze or wiping) as well as sludge removal by wiping. With a small bucket of water you can easily "refill" the sponge and clean out the removed sludge from the sponge..
by Snowman
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New (old) Project
Replies: 50
Views: 16395

Re: New (old) Project

Randy,

Lots of work - stay focused!!

You mention installing ribs. I also see that you glassed the inside. Are you going with the same rib configuration or a modified one, given that you have glassed the inside?


Snowman
by Snowman
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Gunnels/ gunwales Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1535

Re: Gunnels/ gunwales Advice

I have limited experience with canoe gunwales (only one canoe build)... I coated the inside of my scuppers and the surface that mates to the hull. This was partially because I was not 100% sure how I wanted to make my decks and thought that I would be doing some reshaping (which I did). If you are s...
by Snowman
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seagrass seats
Replies: 8
Views: 3200

Re: Seagrass seats

Dan,

They look great - and comfortable!
by Snowman
Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Water based varnish
Replies: 7
Views: 3298

Re: Water based varnish

I was hoping to hear more people with experience in the water based products. I have always been sceptical, but encouraged by Rick's experience the System Three WR-LPU. I checked with Systems Three and they tell me the closest dealer to Ottawa is Calgary (can also buy it online). I find it strange t...