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Strip Quick Repair?

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 13:39
I finally hit a rock. Not my finest moment, but I guess it happens. I was planning to go camping with a group this weekend, and I'd like to try and do at least a decent repair that will be ready to paddle by Friday. Can I just "fill" the dent with epoxy to get it closer to level? The dent is ...
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Strip Quick Repair?

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 13:39
I finally hit a rock. Not my finest moment, but I guess it happens. I was planning to go camping with a group this weekend, and I'd like to try and do at least a decent repair that will be ready to paddle by Friday. Can I just "fill" the dent with epoxy to get it closer to level? The dent is ...
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Strip I cut one tiny form and gave up... *PIC*

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:37
The MDF dust from jigsawing the rough shape, bandsawing close, and sanding to the line was more than I was willing to deal with, and I was already in fear of an oops. So... Yeah, not the fastest way. I've spent two days creating cut files. But with an effective dust collector on the CNC, ...
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Strip I cut one tiny form and gave up... *PIC*

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:37
The MDF dust from jigsawing the rough shape, bandsawing close, and sanding to the line was more than I was willing to deal with, and I was already in fear of an oops. So... Yeah, not the fastest way. I've spent two days creating cut files. But with an effective dust collector on the CNC, ...
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Skin-on-Frame PL Premium on Polyester Tested

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:54
This happened a few weeks ago... I'm only now getting around to posting about it. Neighbor of mine went out kayaking with me. She took the wife's 13' Yost Sea Bee, while I took the 17' Yost Sea Rider. It was a nice paddle, but her competitive streak came out and she wanted to race. ...
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Skin-on-Frame PL Premium on Polyester Tested

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:54
This happened a few weeks ago... I'm only now getting around to posting about it. Neighbor of mine went out kayaking with me. She took the wife's 13' Yost Sea Bee, while I took the 17' Yost Sea Rider. It was a nice paddle, but her competitive streak came out and she wanted to race. ...
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Material Strongback length after modifying

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:49
Hi guys, girls! New to this forum, so a quick intro I plan on building a Guillemot over the winter here in Italy to play around on the lakes with. Unfortunately my garage is just short of the length of the original design so I have changed the space inbetween the forms from 1 foot to 11 inches. My ...
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Material Strongback length after modifying

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 06:49
Hi guys, girls! New to this forum, so a quick intro I plan on building a Guillemot over the winter here in Italy to play around on the lakes with. Unfortunately my garage is just short of the length of the original design so I have changed the space inbetween the forms from 1 foot to 11 inches. My ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Other film

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:48
https//youtu.be/x9b8iOjXZWE Paddling film mostly canoes, pretty cool, from the Greenland Forum. Bill H.
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Other film

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 20:48
https//youtu.be/x9b8iOjXZWE Paddling film mostly canoes, pretty cool, from the Greenland Forum. Bill H.
Categories: Kayak Forum

Epoxy epoxy safety

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 01:46
FYI A youngish (sweet, wonderful) mother of two in our extended family has just been diagnosed with scleroderma. She has one of the worst forms of the disease. She will be going through stem cell treatment. ( the next month in hosp.) She has been told she has ten years left. Exposure to epoxy ...
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Epoxy epoxy safety

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 01:46
FYI A youngish (sweet, wonderful) mother of two in our extended family has just been diagnosed with scleroderma. She has one of the worst forms of the disease. She will be going through stem cell treatment. ( the next month in hosp.) She has been told she has ten years left. Exposure to epoxy ...
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Strip Petrel play plans confusion

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:48
Hello all, I am in the process of cutting out the forms for the petrel play from plans I purchased and I see that there is no marking for the sheer line on form 2 - there is on every other form but not this one - is something wrong or am I missing something? Any help would be appreciated Thanks! ...
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Strip Petrel play plans confusion

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:48
Hello all, I am in the process of cutting out the forms for the petrel play from plans I purchased and I see that there is no marking for the sheer line on form 2 - there is on every other form but not this one - is something wrong or am I missing something? Any help would be appreciated Thanks! ...
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Strip Petrel Play build decisions

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:26
L vs U shaped strongback spacers: I notice a change from Nick's books to the videos -- worth the extra effort? Strips -- now this might be a holy war issue, but the question is regarding 3/16 vs 1/4. The pros and cons seem to be 3/16 is lighter, easier to bend, and gives a slightly higher yield ...
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Strip Petrel Play build decisions

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 07:26
L vs U shaped strongback spacers: I notice a change from Nick's books to the videos -- worth the extra effort? Strips -- now this might be a holy war issue, but the question is regarding 3/16 vs 1/4. The pros and cons seem to be 3/16 is lighter, easier to bend, and gives a slightly higher yield ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Tools First strip build - first question

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:46
Hello all, I have just placed my order for Petrel Play plans, the RoboBevel (and the Veritas mini). I have a reasonably equipped workshop with power and standard hand tools including std and low angle block planes, chisels, a tablesaw, planer, jointer, lathe, drill press, bandsaw, scrollsaw and a ...
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Tools First strip build - first question

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:46
Hello all, I have just placed my order for Petrel Play plans, the RoboBevel (and the Veritas mini). I have a reasonably equipped workshop with power and standard hand tools including std and low angle block planes, chisels, a tablesaw, planer, jointer, lathe, drill press, bandsaw, scrollsaw and a ...
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Other Got in a short 2 day paddle this week.

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 17:39
Sometimes I feel guilty living in such a spectacular area. Full disclosure this one is almost a 3 hour drive away. Flaming Gorge never disappoints this time of year. Here is a link to the slide show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXakugWoCxk&t=24s
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Other Got in a short 2 day paddle this week.

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 17:39
Sometimes I feel guilty living in such a spectacular area. Full disclosure this one is almost a 3 hour drive away. Flaming Gorge never disappoints this time of year. Here is a link to the slide show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXakugWoCxk&t=24s
Categories: Kayak Forum