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by Oshan OkaPini
Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Preparing for Fiberglassing
Replies: 6
Views: 1921

Relative fiberglassing humidity

Mvettori, I fiberglassed my Freedom 17 over a Labor Day weekend in Mississippi during a daylong downpour in an open garage. Temperature about 85 degrees, relative humidity around 90%, overall success right at 100%. I used Raka slow setting epoxy resin, based in part on the reasoning that if it would...
by Oshan OkaPini
Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Inwale "Scuppers"
Replies: 7
Views: 2753

Scupper Duper

Mr. Chuck, The addition of scuppering to the canoe's inwales are not necessary, other than for the sake of some convenience. The drainage capability isn't necessarily confined to the way it has been stored. I manage to get some water in mine just about every time I take it out. Waves, dripping paddl...
by Oshan OkaPini
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: canoe coating
Replies: 3
Views: 1629

Friction reduction

I believe that much bandwidth has been devoted to this subject on many canoeing and kayaking boards. The bottom line is that the best way to increase the speed in a paddled vessel is to create as smooth and even a hull surface as you can. Waxes and polishes don't create a faster vessel. What you wan...
by Oshan OkaPini
Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Abrasion repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Abrasion repairs

My two daughters and I took my Freedom 17 out on Black Creek in south central Mississippi this last weekend. The water levels were rather low, so we hit just about every gravel bar that there was in the creek. :frightened Most of the hull received some abrasion that can be addressed with a new coat ...