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  1. Looks great from here, and the scenery is amazing. How is it's performance? Do you have a photo of the frame?
  2. Some have experienced slight loosening with use. Maybe it's better to start a little too tight.
  3. My Poco Barta has been on hold for a year and a half now due to raising a new child. The kayak is in the skinning phase though. My western red cedar is Home depot fence picket that started at 0.55" instead of 0.625". I'm using the economy fabric. The gunwale deflection shown here is from the tension of the double corded stitch alone. I figured it was because of the cedar thickness and I'd adjust to the new look. How much deflection are you getting?
  4. Looks a lot like northern Arizona. Nice frame.
  5. My Poco Barta project is still in work. I'd like to see how yours develops.
  6. That's an interesting take on the plywood coaming. Have you failure tested this type of layup on a sample piece?
  7. Thanks for creating this tutorial series. I've been looking for info on ending the double-corded stitch at a Kudzu fan-tail. Is the stitch shown here more recommended these days?
  8. My book has Poco Barta inch measurements in fractions. Yes, you are correct, it is shown as 11 12/16. Also, the 34" coaming offsets are found in the Curlew section. Each bracket A dimension should be 4"+ the keel stringer Z dimension. I ended up not using the bow & stern assemblies shown in the photo. They're built as designed, assembled with Titebond III and painted with 2 part grey polyurethane. You can have them for the cost of shipping. I changed direction with my kayak and had custom laser-cut pieces fabricated. There are several other Poco Barta related posts in this forum, some misspelled.
  9. It was cheap and easy. It assembled in a couple of hours, including the strongback and the stringer splices. I won't cover this one because it looks amazing like this. I was going to dope and tissue it like an old model plane. It was about a square foot of 1/8 ply and 3"x36" 1/8 balsa. I'd like to make one of each from the books and also a Nimrod.
  10. I built this one for motivation to build a real Curlew. I'm excited for that build. This is 4:1 scale. My foot fits perfectly in this one. My other kayak, Barta has a mix of hand-made and laser-cut frames. The real Curlew will have all plywood parts lasered. This was lofted from the book using the plywood coaming option. The coaming support is integral to the custom under-the-knee frame. My only question about the design is how well the frame near your feet handles the bending load of 3 deck stringers ending right there. I imagine that it holds up well because I have not heard about any failures.
  11. At 6' 3", this is how I fit into the 17' Poco Barta with my size 14 shoes. I lost a couple inches of room after adding foot pegs.
  12. Ok, I think I see it too. It looks like you'd clamp them with Titebond III to their appropriate bow/stern piece.
  13. I'm not familiar with Shad's design, does the bottom notch at each frame accept a bow/stern or a stringer?
  14. This is quite an artistic version of the Stonefly. What is your technique for curving the gunwales?
  15. I wondered if anyone would notice the 1/8 ply. It's a 1/4 scale prototype for my daughter's full size Curlew. The bow and stern assemblies tab together.
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