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S&G: Coaming Question--CLC

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:41
Two questions: I have an old CLC North Bay whose cockpit is so small I can barely get into the boat. On the inside edge of the coaming, at 10 and 2, are those rounded "hips" that keep me from getting both legs in at once. Is there any good reason not to grind those down so that the coaming is even ...
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Announce CLC Sale ends today

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 02:57
15% off all building supplies at Chesapeake Light Craft. This includes everything but kits! Sale has been all weekend, but ends at midnight. http//www.clcboats.com
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Announce CLC Sale ends today

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 02:57
15% off all building supplies at Chesapeake Light Craft. This includes everything but kits! Sale has been all weekend, but ends at midnight. http//www.clcboats.com
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Strip bulkheads

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:30
I have glued up panels for the bulkheads of my Guillemot using leftover strips. The strips started out 3/16" thick but I had trouble keeping everything flat when I glued the panels. After running the panels through my drum sander to flatten the panel the final thickness came out closer to 1/8". I ...
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Strip bulkheads

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:30
I have glued up panels for the bulkheads of my Guillemot using leftover strips. The strips started out 3/16" thick but I had trouble keeping everything flat when I glued the panels. After running the panels through my drum sander to flatten the panel the final thickness came out closer to 1/8". I ...
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Seeking Advice for seat mods and toggle handles

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:01
First post here, looking forward to sharing and learning! I recently purchased a used Pygmy Borealis XL. Love the way it tracks and its light weight. Not too crazy about the seat, which is a Harmony-branded seat pad glued to hull, and the standard Pygmy plastic backrest with foam. Because I ...
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Seeking Advice for seat mods and toggle handles

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 20:01
First post here, looking forward to sharing and learning! I recently purchased a used Pygmy Borealis XL. Love the way it tracks and its light weight. Not too crazy about the seat, which is a Harmony-branded seat pad glued to hull, and the standard Pygmy plastic backrest with foam. Because I ...
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Material Paulownia

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:31
I am intersted in making a carbon fiber paddle and I am looking at core materials. Can anyone suggest a paulownia supplier? We can add it to the Materials Source tab pinned to the top of the page. m
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Material Paulownia

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 14:31
I am intersted in making a carbon fiber paddle and I am looking at core materials. Can anyone suggest a paulownia supplier? We can add it to the Materials Source tab pinned to the top of the page. m
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Launching Meet At The Beach

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:42
Not much time left before Meet At The Beach June 3 .1000am Gotta hustle and get varnishing done !
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Launching Meet At The Beach

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:42
Not much time left before Meet At The Beach June 3 .1000am Gotta hustle and get varnishing done !
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Other Alaskan (Baidarka) Kayaks

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:27
This may be interesting to those of you who enjoy Baidarka style kayaks. We recently returned from a small ship adventure cruise in SE Alaska. We had couple of hours to kill waiting for the ship in Juneau so we toured the Alaska State Museum where they had a small display on kayaks. Top frame ...
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Other Alaskan (Baidarka) Kayaks

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:27
This may be interesting to those of you who enjoy Baidarka style kayaks. We recently returned from a small ship adventure cruise in SE Alaska. We had couple of hours to kill waiting for the ship in Juneau so we toured the Alaska State Museum where they had a small display on kayaks. Top frame ...
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Skin-on-Frame Hull Repair

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:28
I've got one for wiser heads than mine. I've got a Yost Sea Rider with a polyester fabric hull, coated with PL Premium adhesive and finished off with good ol' Rustoleum paint. It's tough stuff. So imagine my amazement when I discovered a good four inch gash in the fabric, close to ...
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Skin-on-Frame Hull Repair

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:28
I've got one for wiser heads than mine. I've got a Yost Sea Rider with a polyester fabric hull, coated with PL Premium adhesive and finished off with good ol' Rustoleum paint. It's tough stuff. So imagine my amazement when I discovered a good four inch gash in the fabric, close to ...
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Tools A little help please

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:35
I am wanting to purchase two sets of these clamps (4 total) from Woodcraft https//www.woodcraft.com/products/woodriver-2-piece-double-loop-4-ez-squeeze-hose-clamps?via=573621bd69702d0676000002%2C576455d369702d2f2f0013a2%2C5764564269702d2f2f0013a7 as I can not find anything like them local. But the ...
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Tools A little help please

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:35
I am wanting to purchase two sets of these clamps (4 total) from Woodcraft https//www.woodcraft.com/products/woodriver-2-piece-double-loop-4-ez-squeeze-hose-clamps?via=573621bd69702d0676000002%2C576455d369702d2f2f0013a2%2C5764564269702d2f2f0013a7 as I can not find anything like them local. But the ...
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Strip Any interest in a half-finished Njord?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:49
I started this boat about 6 years ago with intentions of finishing it, but ended up moving, having kids, and all of the other things that happen in life. Seeing as I haven't touched it in five years, and am storing it at my in-laws house, I should probably try to get rid of it. Since ...
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Strip Any interest in a half-finished Njord?

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 17:49
I started this boat about 6 years ago with intentions of finishing it, but ended up moving, having kids, and all of the other things that happen in life. Seeing as I haven't touched it in five years, and am storing it at my in-laws house, I should probably try to get rid of it. Since ...
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Skin-on-Frame: Corey's goop questions

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:21
Hi all, I'm finishing up a canoe (I know it's not a kayak!) that I've had lurking in my basement for 2 1/2 years. My wife is quite glad the frame is out of the basement finally! On my kayaks I have used spar varnish or an elstomeric called Jaxsan 600 to seal the nylon. For my canoe ...
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