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 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: question about abs slurry repair for royalex

Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 11:49 pm 

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... thin when applying. More so with ABS - keep it thin, put on thin and let it vap off prior to next apply. Hope this helps and keep us posted on the project.

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: Blackfly Condor

 Post subject: Blackfly Condor
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:35 pm 

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... by the beginning of summer. 29388946_10155507678756819_7019981534002151424_n.jpg While the original goal was just to make a fast boat, the Condor project has evolved into creating the ultimate long plastic canoe, something that will be right at home racing, on a multi-day trip, and everything ...

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: Repost, 18 foot Cedar Strip refinish questions/help

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:22 pm 

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Yes, I am certainly going to glass back over the whole thing. I'm just trying to figure out how much time I want to invest in the project vs. what I'll get out of it. Replacing the strips sounds like a good idea...but possibly an idea beyond my capabilities as a wood-worker. Need to sleep ...

 Forum: Boats and Gear for Sale   Topic: Kelvar Milbrook Kyote for sale

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:46 pm 

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... for a smaller paddler. It needs new gunwales that you can get from Milbrook Boats that sells $75 for a set of 4 ash gunwales. A great winter project to get ready for the spring whitewater season. Asking $200 cash. e-mail me at: sternright@AOL.com

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: Esquif Extasy! New model!

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:24 pm 

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... USA The Extasy is rotomoulded PE with integrated gunwales, rotomoulded in Germany! Since I am not only the designer,but overall engineer and "project manager", it was easier to have a manufacturer in Germany where I am currently located. This allowed for a closer collaboration on how ...

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: Source for wood t-grips

 Post subject: Re: Source for wood t-grips
Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:48 pm 

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I think I am going to give making my own a try. Except for the bit, which I think I can borrow, looks like a not too expensive project.

Thanks,
Dirk

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: Source for wood t-grips

 Post subject: Re: Source for wood t-grips
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:43 pm 

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... what I got), and an Forstner bit the same size as the shaft dowel to drill the "socket". the bit will be the most expensive part of the project - borrow one if you won't do this often. The pix are the last ones in this gallery : https://goo.gl/photos/bDQyvRUNZBwXAuJd9

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: Strip and refinish Royalite?

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:59 am 

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... but it seems that this would add a bit of weight and might affect trim. Also, I work slow, and this would probably add a LOT of time to the project.

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: BC Whitewater

 Post subject: Re: BC Whitewater
Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:27 pm 

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Views: 5434


. . .Would Vancouver Island do it (much cheaper real estate there). . . Well, RK, as a retirement project, I moved to the Island, after 45 years in the BC Interior. Now I paddle 70+ days a year. Within 30 minutes' drive from where I live (between Victoria and Nanaimo,) ...

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: Dagger Cascade = ??

 Post subject: Re: Dagger Cascade = ??
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:03 pm 

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... 3' of a Max II C-1. Now, picture bow and stern ends so altered as to allow flatwater bow and stern squirts. Now, think how that would look if the project was done by some slightly-drink not-very-well-trained chimp. I built it when I was living close to a Class I river...but, was 500 miles from ...

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: $25 Buffalo Canoe Project. Can I fix it?

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:57 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 3909


Flower pot. Repair materials will kill your budget for a real boat that floats.

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: $25 Buffalo Canoe Project. Can I fix it?

Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:15 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 3909


Cut your losses and throw it out.

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: $25 Buffalo Canoe Project. Can I fix it?

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:54 pm 

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Views: 3909


BlueHoleArkansas wrote:
And hobby lobby has 100% polyester fabric that with the 40% off coupon I could get around 3.00 a yard at 44" wide.

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The PE fabric at Sweet's is only 12 bucks a yard, and is woven for composites work:

http://sweetcomposites.com/Polyester.html


Roy

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: $25 Buffalo Canoe Project. Can I fix it?

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:43 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3909


Anything can be fixed. The real question is it worth it. So you are $25 in already, you have some room to play. Myself I would scrap it and find a beat boat for a couple of hundred and call it good. But enough G-flex and proper planing it can be done.

 Forum: CBoat C Forum   Topic: $25 Buffalo Canoe Project. Can I fix it?

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:51 pm 

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I'm planning on running mild whitwater. Class 1-2 and a couple 2+ rapids in there. I am starting to lean towards a cheaper more temporary repair. If I put $100 into it and a lot of hours and I get a year out of it I would feel satisfied. I'm starting to think 18 Oz gorrila glue- $18.48 1 1/2 Qt syst...
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