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  1. I have fixed a few of these, use a wood rasp, fair in by eye. Try to minimize the amount of epoxy mixed with a fairing filler that you are going to have to use before painting. The rasp is better than sandpaper when working straight on epoxy. Before you paint 80 grid of course
  2. Pete the one from chick is what I used on my cs17 with some scrap plywood.. I try to rope ladder and a very athletic friend of mine had trouble getting back on. For driving a tour boat, I use what the tow boat guys use a strap that you put over your shoulder and you have to go into the water and they put their foot in it you stand up, and it propels them into the boat.
  3. Let me start with Interlux 2 part primer is AMAZING, tough as nails, and goes on well though stinky. Brightsides is ok, but you have to have a perfect dew point for application for best results, when I lived in Georgia we had a small window every afternoon. This was applied over epoxy that had been sanded with 80 grit and was just fine. Most of my recent experience on restoring boats and some new builds has been using Petite EzPoxy. It's pennies on the dollar compared to high end two parts, applies well over west system, system 3, B&B epoxy, and even bare or bare wood with oils
  4. http://hookedonwoodenboats.com/ has a great podcast from 2017 Port Townsend show with an interview with Graham. It's about 4 minutes into it, I'm sure there will be another podcast with the full interview.
  5. Never used Everglades Challenge 22 (EC22) plans for sale. Normally $220, make an offer. Located in Silverdale Wa, I have the box to ship.
  6. Do you have any photos of new cabin?
  7. I'll mention it to my Mother. That said, she is 6', same height as me. Not sure how lower seat will effect ease of paddling.
  8. From Joel: The Moccasin build was started in January 2017 (previous post), and finally launched today! Even with winds whipping up in Barr Reservoir (Colorado), the boat tracked well. Included in my post are the build and launch photos. Thanks to all who gave advice! My father loves everything about the canoe, and my mother who grew up in longer heavier river canoes running the North Platte River thinks the boat is a little "tipsy". Ed: To be clear, I helped initially start the boat and stitch it together when I was home in Colorado visiting. My father carried on with help from my
  9. No the nose never got rounded. Just planed to a pleasant angle once stitch and glue was done.
  10. Finished repairing the canoe, used glass on both sides, with thickened wood flour. The split had a one inch overlap, we laminated glass tape on both sides. Used a combination of wiring and pull ties.. With a board across the top, it takes some of the twist off the strapping. Next is gluing the butt joiners, my father cut a little 1/18" piece for the sides to fill in a very slight gap on each.
  11. While visiting my father in Colorado, we finally started on his Moccasin 2 build with plans we've had for a couple of years. Quick synopsis of the build so far: Bought 4mm Okoume, with a tight grain 16'x6"x3/4" board of fir. We decided with the cost of the nicer lumber in the area, the entire boat would be mostly fir. Easy to loft, and cutout using a circular saw, and Japanese saw for a couple of places where the saw blade was to big. Cut two of the bow sections out together, and then made sure all four matched exactly before going any further. Had to flip the boat twice,
  12. What is your eat threw rate on varnish? I'm worried about the high UV in Colorado. My mother used to leave out ball canning jars in son at our cabin and at end of summer sell them as antiques to tourists, because they had turned a shade of blue in son.
  13. What do you guys do for okoume to give it a natural look? I'm building a boat for father in law in Colorado and want to impress.. he wants entire boat to look natural. Is B&B epoxy enough, or do I need to upgrade to Silvertip? What clear coat is recommended for UV protection.
  14. @Chick Ludwig, make sure they use the pink styrofoam from Home Depot. I saw a guy use 1" with 6 ounch glass on each side for deck boards in his cockpit. Not sure how it worked out longterm. On the positive note, it was the only flotation in that classic wooden sailboat.
  15. After using my rowing pins as cleats, and holding the sheet for 5 hours (R2AK 2015) I swore I would find a better way. I had purchased a Racelite Block/Cleat combination http://www.duckworksbbs.com/hardware/blocks/d100/index.htm of which I could never find a good use.. Initially I used a softshackle, and attached the block to the loop on the mizzen downhaul hook. This worked great until I lost the softshackle. Now I use a Wal-mart 100lb rated aluminum carabiner, and it is faster and works better then I could have ever imagined. Derigging and rolling everything into my canvas grocery store
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