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Kudzu

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  1. No, just one pass with the needle. Two might look better but the stitching isn't really noticeable. If you do it right the stitching doesn't really show. Nothing wrong with sinew for sewing. I just don't like working with thread better. But I started out using sinew and it worked.
  2. Not that I doubt all the problems!! But I never had it happen. I think that is because I sew the skin on tight. Drum tight and try to only use the heat shrink for the inevitable wrinkled you get when sewing. I think people are shrinking the skin then it relaxes when the paint is applied. BUT, it is just an assumption on my part.
  3. Email me that photo of it in the water. Of it you want to wait till it is rigged out? Either way I would like to share that on the FB page. Really nice photo and location!
  4. I slide across logs all the time. Everyone cringes up and I think nothing of it. Logs are not very abrasive it at all. If you haven't, install a rub string on the bow. That area takes the most abuse and is the most common area to get damaged. A rub strip solves that!
  5. Yes. more photos. I have only seen one other built. Would love to share them on my Face Book page.
  6. Epifanes is an excellent and high quality varnish. I have never used it on a boat but I would expect it would work very well. I suspect the clear will still have a bit of an amber/yellowish tint though.
  7. You have nothing to loose by trying. The damage is done. I would buy/make a rub strip and bed it with a sealant and see what happens.
  8. Epoxy works. I just don't use it unless I have to. I don't like the waste, the mixing and mess. Not a fan of polyurethane glues.
  9. As the book says, just glue. Just make sure you have a good mating surfaces and it will be fine. PS Should have elaborated a bit more. Use Titbond 3 glue and clamp those joints. The glue joint depends on a good mated surface and pressure on the joint while drying.
  10. As the title says, no more 9 oz polyester. My supply has dried up and I can not get anymore. I was considering dropping it anyway because of all the issues. Should have no problem keeping the Primo fabric in stock. I am looking for something to replace it but finding suitable fabrics is like finding the proverbial Needle in a Haystack.
  11. If your going to paint, skip the goo and just paint it. Proven to work and last.
  12. I doubt there is any practical difference in any of them.
  13. All this is addressed in one of the videos. Maybe in the Building Short Shot series? But it is all there somewhere on You Tube. Look at the newest videos first.
  14. Your trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist. The designs are proven to work. Never had a frame failure that I know of. A little flex is part of the design. You really should try one before you start trying to fix the problems.
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