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Skin-on-Frame Green-white oak

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 16:32
Hello all, I'm getting ready to build a sof canoe. Not my first boat build, but my first sof. I'm having trouble finding air dried white oak. I have been talking with a saw mill that is cutting a white oak next week and I can get what I need rough cut. It's a green tree. Anyone ever use ...
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Other My boat is NOT heavy! -)

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:57
In another thread, Jay Babina said: I've struggled to explain why some of my more 'rugged' and 'solidly built' boats are desirable. (The 'just another layer of glass' syndrome...) I will definitely add that thought from Jay to my sales pitch! :-) Seriously, it is a bit ...
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Other Disaster *PIC*

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 08:17
A little bit of superbond wont fix this for tomorrows race D A palm tree just destroyed our boat and trailer. One of the preseason favorites to win the season, and this one was a dugout log, not a strip one.
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Other Kayak Next Big Thing

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 06:58
Hi, my name is Max, and i am working with a group of my classmates to invent/innovate a kayaking product that makes transporting the kayak to and from your destination a lot easier. I am providing a survey below and I please ask that you answer these questions as seriously as possible so we can ...
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Launching Carbon Kevlar Mariner Max *PIC*

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:27
Here are a few pics of my latest project - a carbon/Kevlar Mariner Max. The original owner was Bob Perry, the yacht designer. It hadn't seen much use as the hull only showed a few very light scratches and buffed up to 'like new' condition. The boat had been left out in the sun for a ...
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Other Want a project?

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 09:50
If you know anybody who wants a kayak hull to make into a project, let me know. The one I started on 16 years ago was removed from the basement this morning, and is going to the curb with a “Free” sign on it until the first time it rains, and then it will be 3 six foot sections for heavy ...
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Off Topic Drydeck Glue

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:05
I'm making a drydeck for my workout boat to eliminate all the layers where the skirt and paddle jacket overlap. In the past I've always used Mcnett or Aquaseal. I'm using an old Seals nylon tunneled skirt and junky old paddle jacket. Does anyone have any experience using Gorilla glue ...
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S&G: Kayak grab handles

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 03:34
What are your thoughts on the screw on top grab handles vs. the rope through the hull. Does anyone have experience with them? Are there any real disadvantages to using them?
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Skin-on-Frame Douglas fir dimensions

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:10
Hello, My friend gave me a couple old growth Douglas fir beams from a re-model of his 1912 house. I'd like to try and make a baidarka, as described by Zimmerley and Brinck, with this wood. Fir, I've read, is stronger and heavier than spruce. Can it be then cut thinner? If so, then how much? ...
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Strip Strip building modifications if painting hull

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 00:55
I am in the planning phase for a strip built kayak (my first). I am using "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak" as my main reference. The hull will be painted. My question: Does a painted hull allow for time or cost savings in stripping? I was thinking that it might permit: 1. Using strips without a bead and ...
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Strip Strip building modifications if painting hull

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 00:55
I am in the planning phase for a strip built kayak (my first). I am using "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak" as my main reference. The hull will be painted. My question: Does a painted hull allow for time or cost savings in stripping? I was thinking that it might permit: 1. Using strips without a bead and ...
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Other rudders SeaLect Tru Course and KS-Navigator ? *PIC*

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:23
Has anybody used either the SeaLect Tru Course or KajakSport-Navigator rudder? These are both 'slide up on the deck' (90 degree rotation) rudders. Do either of them allow 'kick up' if kelp or harder objects are hit?
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Other rudders SeaLect Tru Course and KS-Navigator ? *PIC*

Sat, 11/25/2017 - 08:23
Has anybody used either the SeaLect Tru Course or KajakSport-Navigator rudder? These are both 'slide up on the deck' (90 degree rotation) rudders. Do either of them allow 'kick up' if kelp or harder objects are hit?
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Other Smart Track Hybrid Foil rudder?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:39
I've started a discussion at West Coast Paddler about a rudder problem. http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/community/threads/rudder-rigged-backwards-from-factory.8083/ I'd appreciate input from folks here. I won't repeat all the details, but here's the start of that WCP thread: ...
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Other Smart Track Hybrid Foil rudder?

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:39
I've started a discussion at West Coast Paddler about a rudder problem. http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/community/threads/rudder-rigged-backwards-from-factory.8083/ I'd appreciate input from folks here. I won't repeat all the details, but here's the start of that WCP thread: ...
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Announce Happy Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 02:20
Its easy to forget how much we have to be thankful for. Our friendships through this site for one.
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Announce Happy Thanksgiving

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 02:20
Its easy to forget how much we have to be thankful for. Our friendships through this site for one.
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Other Loop Track Anchor

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:52
I love these things: https://northwater.com/collections/on-board-storage-systems/products/loop-track-anchor Do you think it'd be possible to make these with some fiberglass/epoxy and webbing? Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to go about this? It'd need to be strong enough to ...
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Other Loop Track Anchor

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:52
I love these things: https://northwater.com/collections/on-board-storage-systems/products/loop-track-anchor Do you think it'd be possible to make these with some fiberglass/epoxy and webbing? Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to go about this? It'd need to be strong enough to ...
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Other Deckline Hardware

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 09:45
I'd like to add a few connection points to the deck lines. I'd like to maybe add at least one or two more sets. I tried just tying knots but didn't really like that so I want to add some hardware. I was thinking of just mounting them flush like at ...
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