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    Much progress since the last post. I should glue...

    Much progress since the last post. I should glue down the top to the fore and aft air tanks today. I am also doing the seam as I go, using up my overage on epoxy by adding wood power and binder. ...
  2. Hang in there D'Jack. We all started somewhere. ...

    Hang in there D'Jack. We all started somewhere. Do not hold back on questions. The folks here can hardly wait to help each other out. Wonderful bunch from all over the world. Just shows how...
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    If I can get them to load, here are pictures of...

    If I can get them to load, here are pictures of before and after on #3 bulkhead. Notice how the position changes in relation to the butt straps. This is the internal framing of the shortened...
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    Bulkhead was installed too far forward. Thanks...

    Bulkhead was installed too far forward. Thanks to MIK building in some wiggle room on the bottom sheets there was room to make things work out. I have saved the #3 bulkhead panel and made new...
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    Actually, the new bulkhead will be in almost...

    Actually, the new bulkhead will be in almost exactly the same position as the old one. It may be a few mm back but that is all. I was able to keep the old bulkhead panel but had to cut new framing...
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    It is nice that folks are paying attention and...

    It is nice that folks are paying attention and care how my project comes out. Thanks for the help and advice. I did make the new centercase 150 mm shorter. MIK hasn't chimed in so either he isn't...
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    Congratulations. The Goat looks terrific and...

    Congratulations. The Goat looks terrific and confirms the color scheme I have been thinking of all along. It also introduces my next project - beach trolley.
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    Holy Cow! You have water. Most of the snow is...

    Holy Cow! You have water. Most of the snow is gone here, but there is 40 (over a meter) inches of ice on the lakes. Goat looks good. I'm thinking about painting like yours.
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    Doesn't make any difference how it got there now,...

    Doesn't make any difference how it got there now, I have to fix it. I cut the old centercase off 150 mm just to see what it would look like. Funny thing is that with it 150 mm shorter it falls...
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    I actually had not given that a thought, but you...

    I actually had not given that a thought, but you are right there is room there. Would it alter the strength of the centercase? Is the extra room in the back need for impact strength in some way? I...
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    After much thought I bit the bullet and cut the...

    After much thought I bit the bullet and cut the whole thing out. I bought a multitool and it took about two hours trying to do as little damage as possible and salvage as much as possible but it is...
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    I am about 15 CM short of where I should be with...

    I am about 15 CM short of where I should be with #3. I am wondering just how much that will effect the helm. I have drilled a couple of guide holes in the bottom but have not cut the whole slot for...
  13. The never ending Dory is the rowing version of...

    The never ending Dory is the rowing version of the GIS. You might look at that. The quick canoe might be your best shot although not a rowing boat but a canoe.
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    I originally became concerned I might be off by...

    I originally became concerned I might be off by observing the distance between the forward edge of the seat and back edge of the butt strap. The 541 measurement seems right to me. I was just...
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    I think I may have made a serious error and I...

    I think I may have made a serious error and I don't know how. I have looked at pics of other builds and have become concerned that my centerboard case is too close to the #2 bulkhead. It is 390 mm...
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    The bond will be so strong you would destroy the...

    The bond will be so strong you would destroy the wood if you tried to pull two pieces apart.
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    Your canoe looks terrific. My experience with...

    Your canoe looks terrific. My experience with capsize in a canoe is that getting back in is difficult at best. Maybe the quick canoe is easier than the aluminum canoe I was working with but get...
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    Todd E. Bradshaw's book CANOE RIG The Essence and...

    Todd E. Bradshaw's book CANOE RIG The Essence and the Art will have more information than you know what to do with. Many plans for canoe rigs of all kinds including how to figure center of effort...
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    Well not doesn't that look grand. Your helper is...

    Well not doesn't that look grand. Your helper is really going to enjoy helping you use it.
  20. Thread: Cool stuff

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    Native boats

    While traveling through South Carolina, I ran across this small museum/natural learning center. Inside, I found these fascinating dugout canoes. At least one of them predates contact with western...
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    Great progress. Try to get some pics to show us.

    Great progress. Try to get some pics to show us.
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    Well, you are ambitious I will give you that. ...

    Well, you are ambitious I will give you that. Welcome to the blog and keep us posted on your progress.
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    Been there done that and it is scary stuff. I...

    Been there done that and it is scary stuff. I used to sail on Lake Washington in Seattle and I had people who wanted to swim when we were becalmed. I insisted that someone had to be in the boat at...
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    I think that would include the seat/tank tops for...

    I think that would include the seat/tank tops for sure since MIK mentions that fillets in this area are needed for structural support. I would be too anal to allow the calk to stay if it were my...
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    If you are correct and the fillets are caulk, I'm...

    If you are correct and the fillets are caulk, I'm thinking they have to go. Putty knives come in a variety of shapes and sizes and would be a good place to start. You can also go to an auto parts...
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    Looks cool to me. Can I have it for my goat?

    Looks cool to me. Can I have it for my goat?
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    Your a stitch Par. We had about two hours above...

    Your a stitch Par. We had about two hours above freezing the month of December and a few hours above 0 F the month of January. That is why I am in South Carolina for the month of January. We...
  28. Looking good Dan.

    Looking good Dan.
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    My thought on Gorilla Glue is that it about as...

    My thought on Gorilla Glue is that it about as rubbery as steel.
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    Another thought. Have you checked the inside of...

    Another thought. Have you checked the inside of the air tanks fore and aft to make sure they were epoxied? That could be critical in the life of the boat.

    I have sent you a private message.
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    Truly cool stuff. At home yesterday it was -31 C...

    Truly cool stuff. At home yesterday it was -31 C with -44 C wind chill. I'm sure some place on earth is worse, but they will have to work at it. Be a while before my goat sails in that.
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    I love this place. You build a little boat which...

    I love this place. You build a little boat which is fun and fun to use and make friends all over the world at the same time. How can it get better than that?
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    I have been giving some thought to your comment...

    I have been giving some thought to your comment about will epoxy stick to epoxy. I think the answer must include some comment about type of epoxy. Some types leave a waxy surface that must be...
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    What a shame to do so much work, actually pretty...

    What a shame to do so much work, actually pretty good looking work and make such poor choices about epoxy and paint. You need someone more experienced than I to comment but my opinion is that you...
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    Great advice and thank you kindly. I can control...

    Great advice and thank you kindly. I can control environmental conditions pretty well so that should not be an issue. I will have to research roll and tip so I am exactly sure what you mean.
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    It looks terrific. I hope mine looks half as...

    It looks terrific. I hope mine looks half as good. You might want to tie it down so it doesn't start eating your lawn.
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    Well, here I am in the sunny south and it is...

    Well, here I am in the sunny south and it is sunny, but colder than a frogs behind. 30F and suppose to be worse Tuesday. Can't complain though, it is -15 F at home. The goat is "resting" while I...
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    You are just the right amount ahead of me. I...

    You are just the right amount ahead of me. I have been thinking about how to fit the knees and here you are asking just the questions I need answers too. Your goat looks great.
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    We keep getting closer. Should be done in plenty...

    We keep getting closer. Should be done in plenty of time for this spring. Here is the latest update.
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    Starboard side of the bow. Not shown but...

    Starboard side of the bow. Not shown but available in case of capsize.
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    I have been busy getting out parts and am about...

    I have been busy getting out parts and am about to glue a lot of stuff together. I want to do that before I leave for South Carolina for the month of January. That will let things cure while I am...
  42. MIK was suppose to be in the Philippines. Has...

    MIK was suppose to be in the Philippines. Has any one heard from him since the typhoon? Got to keep our mentor safe.
  43. I had every thing predrilled and a good dry fit. ...

    I had every thing predrilled and a good dry fit. I started at the stem as the plan suggests and that might have been the problem. It did work out well in the end.
  44. scooter - I used ratchet straps to pull my side...

    scooter - I used ratchet straps to pull my side panels in to the bulkheads. I would not say it was easy. When the glue gets on those pieces, it gets very slippery under pressure. Lots of squirming...
  45. Any time I have made a mistake with my build it...

    Any time I have made a mistake with my build it was because I failed to read the plans carefully. To paraphrase, read twice, cut once. There is no reason not to lay out and cut all of the plywood...
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    Trevor you clever clever guy. Wish you lived...

    Trevor you clever clever guy. Wish you lived next door so you could help this dim wit. :U
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    Sorry, I was not clear enough. I already have...

    Sorry, I was not clear enough. I already have the mast made. The gage was loose on the mast so I need to cut a smaller hole? Tried the same thing on the mast step yesterday and same result. Too...
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    I started to cut the partner yesterday and...

    I started to cut the partner yesterday and thought I would cut a gage to use on the mast to make sure I had the hole the right size. What I found was my hole was too big by about 4 mm. Is that...
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    Don't put that thing up for sale. It will be...

    Don't put that thing up for sale. It will be gone in a heart beat. It is beautiful. Now, would you please come do mine? :U
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    It will be a while yet before I paint anything on...

    It will be a while yet before I paint anything on the GIS, but this discussion has been very valuable. Thanks.
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