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by NickParker
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: "Where We Canoe" Episode 1
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: "Where We Canoe" Episode 1

Agreed, that was an enjoyable watch.
by NickParker
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 5047

Re: Boat repair

I had 105/207 on hand, but was concerned it wouldn't be flexible enough, and that I would need to order some GFlex. That's why I made some test pieces. My concerns were without basis, the 105/207 was plenty flexible. I'm sure GFlex is more flexible, it is certainly more expensive. But I didn't need ...
by NickParker
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 5047

Re: Gorilla Glue injection?

One of the criticisms of epoxy is that it is too rigid for this application. I did some test pieces with West System 105 resin & 207 hardener. Some were just epoxy alone, of various thicknesses. Some had a layer or two of S glass. They were all quite flexible. I was convinced that 105/207 alone woul...
by NickParker
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat repair
Replies: 22
Views: 5047

Re: Boat repair

This is a friend's Ocoee I'm refurbishing with all new wood and some hull repairs. In the "before" photo you can see that the hull is in decent but worn condition. There are three significant soft spots underneath the front edge of the saddle. The vinyl layer was worn thin at the stems and throughou...
by NickParker
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: did Dagger steam bend Ocoee gunwales?
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

Re: did Dagger steam bend Ocoee gunwales?

When taking off the old wood I was a bit surprised to find that Dagger used some type of adhesive to bond the outwales to the hull. The adhesive had completely failed, so removing the wood wasn't a problem. They also edge glued the decks to the inwales. That still had a little bond to it, but it was...
by NickParker
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: did Dagger steam bend Ocoee gunwales?
Replies: 6
Views: 2343

did Dagger steam bend Ocoee gunwales?

I'm replacing the wood on a friend's Ocoee, and was wondering if Dagger steam bent the original gunwales?
by NickParker
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Old Town Pathfinder Canoe
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Old Town Pathfinder Canoe

Old Town used the name "Oltonar" for Royalex for a while, in the early days of Royalex.
by NickParker
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Old Town Pathfinder Canoe
Replies: 7
Views: 2409

Re: Old Town Pathfinder Canoe

There should be a number on a metal plate, or stamped into the plastic. Call Old Town and see if they can tell you.

Or if you can post photos here someone may be able to tell.
by NickParker
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: paddle shaft reinforcement question
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Re: paddle shaft reinforcement question

I received it today. Thanks!
by NickParker
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Blackfly Condor
Replies: 11
Views: 4596

Re: Blackfly Condor

What's the approximate weight of this boat?
by NickParker
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: paddle shaft reinforcement question
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Re: paddle shaft reinforcement question

ClassFive Boats wrote:12 inches up the shaft should be fine . I would use S-glass ....
Just the info I was looking for. Thanks!
... I've lots of dynel sleeve. Send me you address and I'll send you some...
PM sent. I owe you a beer!
by NickParker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: paddle shaft reinforcement question
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

Re: paddle shaft reinforcement question

I thought about Dynel sleeve, it would take about $2-3 dollars worth to do these two paddles. Sweet's minimum order is $25, plus I'd have to pay shipping. Buying more stuff to get to the minimum would be OK if I needed minicel, epoxy, Dynel cord, cloth, etc., but I already have a good stock of all t...
by NickParker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: paddle shaft reinforcement question
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

paddle shaft reinforcement question

Years ago I took a $35 Caviness Pro paddle, cut off the handle and made a nice T grip, put a Dynel/epoxy tip on the blade, and put 4oz Eglass & epoxy on the paddle faces. I coated the shaft and handle in epoxy. It was an experiment and I expected it to last about a year, but when it went floating aw...
by NickParker
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale
Topic: 18 foot custom cedar-strip refinish questions
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: 18 foot custom cedar-strip refinish questions

In similar situations (on furniture, not boats), I take sanding dust and mix it with epoxy, in about a 50/50 ratio, and fill the defects/cracks/etc. It works really well, and if the color of the sanding dust matches the color of the surrounding wood, it blends in very nicely. It will take stain (but...
by NickParker
Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: It's here......the 20/20.
Replies: 14
Views: 9789

Re: Coming soon......

kaz wrote:First paddle with the "20/20" this Saturday.
Please post your impressions of how it handles!