Whats included in kits?
Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:01 PM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:42 PM
I will post some stuff from the store so I can answer your question. Yes, I will offer a frames only kit. It will come with all the plywood pieces including a coaming. If you prefer to make a sewn on coaming I can delete that from the kit. I am not a fan of the plywood coaming honestly, but it works.
One thing I want to point out. The frames are not CNC cut. I actually make a set by hand and then use them as patterns to make the kits from. While I take a lot of time on the patterns they will not be as perfect as a CNC cut would. For example, the straight edges may be not be perfectly straight. There may be a slight unevenness in the cut. Where the inside edge and the corner radius start, some of those do not transition perfectly . There are no glaring errors, but there are some slight irregularities there. As you probably know, it's hard to make them as good as a CNC could. I can post some better photos if you want to see what I mean.
One thing I do is I round over all the edges on the frames instead of leaving them square. I think this makes a much better looking frame and no sharp edged means it's easier to get dry bags of float bags in and out too. Less to hang on and less chance of splinters. The only thing the frames need is a light sanding. Especially the insides of the frames where the sinew wraps around.
CURLEW FRAMES ONLY KIT * $345.00 (Price may change slightly)
This is our basic frame kit. It includes the precut frames, the plywood coaming, floorboards, and artificial sinew for lashing and our 80+ page instruction manual on CD.
THIS KIT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE STRINGERS! Sizes are included in the manual.
I will also have kits with Backband, footpegs, seat and the skin at a little bit of discount. The big savings is in shipping them all together. I i will have these items available individually also.
Posted 20 September 2010 - 09:03 AM
What comes with the plans set? does the CD come with the plans?
Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:52 PM
CD contains the assembly manual and some misc. other things. Like the lashing video in a higher resolution. Mainly it is the manual. Since I don't have to print paper copies it helps keep the costs down.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:33 AM
Thanks for the quick reply. now I just have to figure out which one for my girlfriend.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:25 AM
Posted 21 September 2010 - 10:05 AM
I had ordered her the Ravenswood. she has no experience, but a quick learner.
Posted 21 September 2010 - 03:41 PM
Posted 23 September 2010 - 03:39 AM
I have a jell pad that I use, keeps you very low with cushion for the butt.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:38 PM
I really like the Ravenswood design and, after seeing your comments in this thread, have decided to order the plans.
One question I have is this: what plywood is used in the construction? !/4," 3/8," 1/2," or?
Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:49 AM
I use 1/2 marine grade plywood on the frames. Marine ply is not always easy to find but I do recommend searching it out. It will run $50 or more a sheet but the total cost of the boat is so cheap I can't recommend cutting corners.
Posted 01 November 2010 - 05:53 PM
Next step... ordering the plans!
Posted 10 November 2010 - 07:26 PM
I won't have the space or opportunity to build it until next spring but I'm considering the plans as sort of an early Christmas present to myself.
Posted 11 November 2010 - 07:27 AM
Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:09 PM
Just checked my email to find notices from Google: correcting the overcharge and that the order shipped.
So, looks like everything is right where it should be. All I need to do now is wait for the plans to show up. :grin: