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by Jim Dodd
Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Floating fabric on the wetout coat
Replies: 15
Views: 3753

Mike How did you apply the resin? Did you use a brush, squeege, or a roller? Excess resin on the inside will flow towards the bottom before it sets, thus floating the cloth, as you described. Notice that this doesn't happen on the outside, you work the excess resin towards the shear. On the inside, ...
by Jim Dodd
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12364

OK, I'd better chime in on the weight thing also, 200+ range.

Erik is right, The Magic is comfortable, and designed to haul a good load.

The flatness, and fullness below the waterline I suspect to be the reason.
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12364

The tumblehomed canoes I've built were not as extreme as your Freedom 15. Would you accomplish the sharp turns by using narrower strips, say 1/2 to 5/8in? I would imagine that starting at the tumblehome's sharpest edge with the first strip, and work towards the shear would work. After that, return t...
by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12364

If you could design it at 15ft 9in, that would be great, as that's as long a boat as I can get out of 16ft lumber!
I hate to throw wood away, when I can paddle it!
Thanks!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New Design - Freedom Solo
Replies: 23
Views: 12364

Hi Steve I've been wishing I had a set of plans similar to the Bell Magic, designed by David Yost! Recently, I built a replacement seat for a Magic, and this gave me the opportunity to paddle and look at the hull. I'm impressed by it's speed and handling! If your design can compare to this hull? I'M...
by Jim Dodd
Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: epoxy on attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

I glue and screw my inwhales, decks, and glue the outwhales.
Should the time come when removal is necessary, it will be a pain!
Watco has been my choice for trim finish, not perfect, but will stick with it til I find better!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sat Mar 04, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: mounting stations to strongback - to bolt or to screw?
Replies: 13
Views: 3496

I screw my mounting blocks(2x2x12) with deck screws to the stongback, and either bolt, or clamp my forms to these.
This allows me to adjust the forms to the centerlines. Many times I have to go back and adjust, How would I easily do this if I screwed my forms to the mounting blocks?
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: If you could get plans for any canoe model...
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

It would be good if someone would twist David Youst's arm a little and get him to sell some similar plans!
I'd be up for a couple designs!!!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: kevlar canoe
Replies: 18
Views: 5959

Shrink wrap works great, leaves a glass like finish!
But if you are doing a hull with any tumblehome, beware as the swrink wrap will pull away from the form!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: If you could get plans for any canoe model...
Replies: 6
Views: 2682

I'm not sure if this would count?
I would love the plans for a Bell Magic!
! have a Magic in my shop now, for seat repair, and love it!
Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bias Cut Strips over outer stem
Replies: 6
Views: 1635

Hi Ed How many bias strips are you going to but on? I usually put on two or more. Start with the widest one first. Usually I put the hull cloth on with the first wet out coat, and allow it to cure to the point that the cloth will not easily move. Then trim excess cloth with a razor blade. Feather th...
by Jim Dodd
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Plank Gluing
Replies: 12
Views: 19635

Yellow carpenters glue will show up as yellow under cured epoxy!
Go for the dark, or the water proof exterior. Elmer's
Don't use hide glue, or Elmers Pro Bond! Pro Bond is to hard to sand!
Jim D
by Jim Dodd
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: On cutting strips...
Replies: 26
Views: 11573

I'm with Bryan! I use an old Makita 13amp. skill saw with a an 18in length of aluminum angle clamped to the shoe of the saw. It works great! I've been away from this sight for a long time and now that I'm back, it's good to see many of the same people posting as before! That says something good abou...