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by Jim Dodd
Wed May 01, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Nomad
Replies: 75
Views: 70206

Re: 17' 0" Nomad

Seems like I replied to this thread. But I'd leave out the center thwart. Place the center seat, 5 or 6" aft of center. Use an Old Bell type portage yoke on the seat. Picture is the modified version I would use ! It doubles as a back rest. These yokes need to be made to fit the seat. https://i1272.p...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: thwarts
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: thwarts

Third seating in a canoe is always a problem ! An option I might offer. Place the leading edge, of middle third seat about 5 or 6" aft of center. Use the Old Bell type portage yoke,( similar to what is pictured) instead of the middle thwart (Portage yoke) The yokes I have pictured work great as a yo...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Bending wood strips

I actually ran some tests with a heat gun Jim, you are correct it isn't very effective. I could put slight bends in wood, but no where the amount that steam provides and there was a lot more spring back. This was a fairly controlled test with thermometers and a hot box to make sure I was actually h...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Bending wood strips
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: Bending wood strips

This is typical of Stapleless construction, not to mention, keeps the strips true to the forms ! At this point, I'd start using staples, until you get into the Football. In fact staples don't bother me, so normally this isn't an issue. Curious Bombard ! What wood are you using for your strips, and w...
by Jim Dodd
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 30963

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Love it !

Look Out Bell, and Wenonah !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 30963

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Love it !

Look Out Bell, and Wenonah !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

Nice work as Always Brian !

I like the router set up to duplicate the shape !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

I for one would be game for more !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

I've been busy with Honey Dos, and Daddy Dos.
I'm enjoying seeing someone building something though !

Keep it up !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: A couple of new paddles for 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 905

Re: A couple of new paddles for 2019

Nice job on the paddles Brian !

They will compliment your canoes nicely !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Station waves
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Station waves

I've used Bostitch, Stanley, and Arrow. They all worked. Lately I've been using the Heavy duty Arrow ($15). I don't like how it loads staples, but it's more rugged than the Stanleys ($25). Two tips ! Apply several layers of Strapping tape (Fiberglass reinforced) to the base. This will prevent the st...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Station waves
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Station waves

Correct it if you can, but I don't think an 1/8" is enough to get too concerned about !

I have been known to slip a wedge between a stripped up hull and a form to level, before glassing ! It worked ! Be sure to cover the wedge with tape to prevent it from sticking !

Jim
by Jim Dodd
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Station waves
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Station waves

I'd correct the wave Before going any farther, if you can ! I use a length of heavy Fish line stretched from the stem forms as a reference while setting forms ! If you have started stripping ! It is still possible to adjust the forms. That's a good reason NOT to use screws to mount the forms to the ...
by Jim Dodd
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Project Directories
Topic: 17' 0" Freedom
Replies: 114
Views: 30963

Re: 17' 0" Freedom

The Yoke looks cool, as well as the canoe !

I tried something different, on my composite ! I put my Skid plate on the inside. Hides it from view, and still effective
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by Jim Dodd
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Stems
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Stems

Great links Steven ! An issue that has been brought to light, is the thickness of stem forms. Those using 3/4" plywood, are finding that it is too hick. By the time they taper the inner stems to " Fare", they are cutting into the 3/4" stem forms. This creates a problem if they Don't tape off the ste...