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by Snowman
Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stretched Freedom 15' or shrunk Freedom 17'?
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

You can find Steve Killing's comments under this post (page 2 of Sailing Canoe post): http://www.bearmountainboats.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1793&start=15[url][url][/url] I was adventerous and decide to "go my own way" as I also wanted a 16 footer of the same ilk. With the help of Glen Smith and Ro...
by Snowman
Fri Apr 30, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 9" Freedom
Replies: 20
Views: 29741

Ben,

Looks great - congratluations!

PS - I hope that you can get her out that door and up the stairs - looks like a basement?
by Snowman
Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Maiden voyage of the Bob's Special
Replies: 8
Views: 2278

John,

She turned out very nice! I am jealous - 42 lbs!

I have been thinking of doing a Bob's as my solo canoe. I guess I better finish my current project now that it is warm enough to work in the garage in the evenings again.


Snowman
by Snowman
Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: 16' Prospector completed
Replies: 6
Views: 1811

Michael,

Very nice!
by Snowman
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Varnish problem/Sunday evening rant.
Replies: 27
Views: 7724

I have used Epifanes over US Composites with no problems. I did not thin.
by Snowman
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Current Forum Statistics- please read!
Replies: 20
Views: 4203

Glen, I was completely unaware of the workload required to safe-guard the well-being of a forum such as this. I had no idea that the percentages were that high. I can only echo the sentiments noted above. You do an excellent job and it is appreciated by all who contribute and profit from this site. ...
by Snowman
Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: epoxy use in basement
Replies: 9
Views: 2212

I have only done one in the basement. My experience was similar to BradRob: I glassed in my basement last winter with only one window cracked open. We had respirators on during the operation. We did not get any smell going upstairs as we shut the door at the top of the stairs. The vapors were not th...
by Snowman
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Glueing paper patterns to plywood
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

I have had good results with 3M Super 77 and a similar Elmer's spray product.
by Snowman
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Epoxy, Preferred products/recommended manufacture
Replies: 13
Views: 5178

I have also had great results with US Composites, although I have little experience to compare it to. I have used it on both my kayak and my canoe.



Snowman
by Snowman
Tue Nov 24, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: My wife came up with a great idea.
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

David_L,

Your wife is a genius!

So, if you tell us where you live and play the part of Tom Sawyer, you could have your house clap board removed from your house free of charge! I am not sure that I will help you replace it (on the house) with whatever you have chosen...


Snowman
by Snowman
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Kayak Bulkheads
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

I also installed my bulkheads similar to Glen. I used marine silicone with approx 1/8" gap, but also use backer blocks on the face opposite of the cockpit (I believe I used 4 per bulkhead). The blocks were glues to the hull. They are meant to take the pressure loads in the event of a flood (or gear/...
by Snowman
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Freedom 15 launched
Replies: 10
Views: 2419

Sluggo, Very nice!!! I am interested to hear: a. how much she weighs; b. location of your thwarts (and your intended functions); and c. paddling impressions. I almost built a stretched F15, but opted for a different approach. My canoe is nearly finished, but a move across the country and resettling ...
by Snowman
Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: How do I keep my strips from getting glued to the stem mold?
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

I use wax and it works fine.

The question of having this problem is a function of your mold material thickness and hull design, influenced by the entry angle and how fine of stem you go for.



Snowman
by Snowman
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

The photos are from Glen Smith's creation. I did not take the time to do a complex design on my canoe. Glen does fantastic work!

Glen - over to you...


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by Snowman
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Stem thickness
Replies: 10
Views: 2303

bert 034, I did two things to my inner stems: a. bevel the end so that it is not as intrusive; and b. use a 1/8" (if I recall correctly) roundover bit on the bevel and part way up the stem to approximately where the hull will become narrow enough to remove the outer extremity. You can see some good ...