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by Snowman
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sea worthiness
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

My original paddling with my endeavour was in semi open and very large bays (Pacific). I always felt safe in her, but did find that aft-quartering waves are a bit of work to keep the intended course, especially if they are large with a very short period. The largest waves that I paddled was 3-3.5 ft...
by Snowman
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christamas 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2908

Merry Christamas 2010

Merry Christmas to all you builders and lurkers out there.

May you have a safe and happy holiday season!



Best regards,

Snowman

PS - I am off to make a rink on the river tonight. Maybe I can ask Santa to lend a hand...
by Snowman
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 6 oz glass or 4 oz glass?
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Patrick's Dad, I looked long and hard at different configurations and decided that until I got more experience, I would go with what has been shown to be tried and true - especially since my canoe/kayak use sees a varied environment. Given your limited expression of your intended use, I know what I ...
by Snowman
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Caning
Replies: 7
Views: 1977

BLA

I recommend you Czech out this thread:

http://www.bearmountainboats.com/phpbb2 ... light=seat

There are also others in the BB where you can gleen good info.



Snowman
by Snowman
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Prospector
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

Very nice job on the canoe!! Funny to hear your flipping venture. I have also recently taken a dunk (in my kayak) and also destroyed my camera. At the time, my concern was more focused on survival and by the time I had that under control, I knew it was too late for the camera which had been submerse...
by Snowman
Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Birthday wishes
Replies: 4
Views: 3860

Happy Birthday Glen! I hope you enjoyed your special day.



Snowman
by Snowman
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A Rudder for a Resolute
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

Ditto on Glen/Ken 's recommendations. I will also add a recommendation to take a photo of your block installation (with some reference information/measure) before you install the deck. It will make finding the extremeties easier, should you decide to add a rudder down the road. BTW - I never did ins...
by Snowman
Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Two Years in the Making - My "Bucket List" Project
Replies: 15
Views: 6398

Wow- outstanding!!! I am sure that this project is something very dear for a Navy man! Very nice detail. I also like the lacewood - I have to admit that I have never heard of it (had to Google it to find out more). I have to ask - why the everglades??? Happy paddling (and a safe journey). Snowman
by Snowman
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Sheer Plank for Freedom 17
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Although my build was not a true "Freedom" by Steven Killing, I have built a very similar design. I essentially did what you described, but slightly forcing the ends a bit beyond the "natural droop." I had very little to fill on the stern and only a few more fill strips on the bow. I think it looks ...
by Snowman
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Light weight Canoe
Replies: 43
Views: 13301

Have a look at this article - http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/light-but-strong-building-cedar-strip-canoes-for-wilderness-tripping/ I can probably give some marginally useful information of how to wind up with a heavy canoe (my self design build came out at 63 lbs). You can deduce some steps o...
by Snowman
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Drilling Seat Frames for Cane
Replies: 10
Views: 2287

Gents, While I am no expert, I spent a great deal of time making my seats (too much time - as I have a weight complex and laminated my seats with a cedar core and maple outer laminates - not sure I would do that again even though I saved some weight...). So, back to the question of hole treatment. I...
by Snowman
Tue May 04, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Caning
Replies: 8
Views: 3983

Did any of you out there apply a touch of counter sink to the holes to take the edge off? I thought it would be easy to do. I used the bottom side of the frame to set up the depth stop to get it right and found that it was hard to get a nice cut in the hole. The CS bits that I have have a shaft size...
by Snowman
Mon May 03, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Caning
Replies: 8
Views: 3983

Sherm, Thanks for sharing. I will be preping the seats this week after work each night. I have a few steps to do yet (holes + CS touch, stain, epoxy, varnish). I probably could come close to caning this upcoming weekend, but I have travel on the weekend. I may have some questions when I start pullin...
by Snowman
Sun May 02, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Seat Caning
Replies: 8
Views: 3983

Seat Caning

For the benefit of all the forum users, I have solicited some additional assistance from Glen Smith and I am posting the information here. I believe that most of the info is out there in various spots, but it is good to have the details of my scenario here for all to use - see below: Glen's Guidance...
by Snowman
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 9" Freedom
Replies: 20
Views: 30135

I did the exact same ting in the last house we built. It worked out nice and the house had everything I wanted. I miss it :sad

Enjoy!


Snowman