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10 hours ago, Wheezy said:

My wife is suggesting paint schemes already.

 

"There are only two colors to paint a boat, black and white, and only a fool would paint a boat black." - Nathanael G. Herreshoff  (My Ravenswood is tan)

Have fun!

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Couldn’t resist.  Had to put some of the pieces together to see if it would be boat shaped.  I still have to do a little more prep and then I can solidly mount the frames to their brackets and start to permanently assemble it.  

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FROG!!  Still have to paint and mount the top two coaming rings but other than that it’s ready to seal the wood.  Not completely sold on my hatches but they are standard 8 and 10 inch sized so I can add commercial ones later if need be.  

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Ready for paint!  Once I figured out which technique I wanted to use the sewing went pretty fast.  It’s amazing how much it will smooth out and tighten when you run a hot iron over the polyester.  

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Still have some cosmetic items to finish but I’ve had it on the water.  Paddles great!  I did manage to tip over getting into it one time, still getting used to that.  I have run aground on logs a few times also and haven’t ripped it, putting my mind at ease about its toughness.  Planning on a camping trip with it at the end of them month.  So glad I built this.  

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On 7/7/2021 at 7:56 AM, Wheezy said:

 I have run aground on logs a few times also and haven’t ripped it, putting my mind at ease about its toughness. 

 

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!

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On 7/10/2021 at 5:12 AM, Kudzu said:

 

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!

I ended up stuck on the end of a branch stub lurking just below the surface.  Left a dent in the fabric but no puncture.   Probably shouldn’t have been paddling as fast as I was in this murky river but I was having too much fun.  
 

I do have the brass rub strip on the bow and stern where I commonly ground it but I was flying up the river!

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