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by thomsonbytheriver
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Just an idea...
Replies: 15
Views: 2011

Just an idea...

There are so many events now, I wonder if it would be possible to have a drop down button / window pop up with a schedule of events? I sometimes look at headings and then hunt through the thread to find the dates and location of the event. If everything whitewater related could be gathered and put i...
by thomsonbytheriver
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Designing my own boat, help please!
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Designing my own boat, help please!

Just a quick note- if you use (polystyrene) foam in the ends, do your glass layup with epoxy resin or you'll end up with a big mess! If you need a bead and cove bit for the cedar strips, you can order them through Lee Valley Tools. I recommend marine resin glue for the cedar- comes in a powder you m...
by thomsonbytheriver
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Designing my own boat, help please!
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Designing my own boat, help please!

Jeremy's foam idea for the ends is great. I use built up chunks of cedar so that I can work with the same density of material when I'm blocking it out. As for shape, it's entirely your call- build the ends that work for your design and what you want to achieve. Is it a creekboat, a river runner or a...
by thomsonbytheriver
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Designing my own boat, help please!
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Designing my own boat, help please!

I've heard that 'stripping' can be lucrative too. :-)
by thomsonbytheriver
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Designing my own boat, help please!
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Designing my own boat, help please!

If you build a cedar strip, here's your resource:

http://www.amazon.ca/Canoecraft-Illustr ... 1552093425
by thomsonbytheriver
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Designing my own boat, help please!
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Designing my own boat, help please!

My article talks about a 'useable plug'- skipping the requirement for a mold. The idea here is to try the shape without investing too much time and money. The stripper is also an excellent technique. I designed the Departure using cedar strip as well as part of the Electro.
by thomsonbytheriver
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Designing my own boat, help please!
Replies: 26
Views: 4398

Re: Designing my own boat, help please!

I wrote an step by step article on this question some years ago for Rapid Magazine. It is probably available online somewhere, or you could contact Rapid Media for a back issue. It is for a kayak design, however, the concepts are the same.

Ian
by thomsonbytheriver
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: The Final Countdown has begun!
Replies: 2
Views: 749

Re: The Final Countdown has begun!

G L A M !

Nice old school diversion- thanks. Love the heli shots of Stockholm. Have fun at ALF.
by thomsonbytheriver
Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ottawa to ALF?
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Ottawa to ALF?

It's just a boat that needs a ride- not me. Willing to help with gas money.
by thomsonbytheriver
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Ottawa to ALF?
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Ottawa to ALF?

I have a little boat that needs a ride from Ottawa to ALF. Can someone oblige?
by thomsonbytheriver
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: A whale of a love tap?
Replies: 3
Views: 1173

Re: A whale of a love tap?

Way cool. I had a Minke whale cruise 3 feet under my kayak off of Gaspe and a pod of Belugas came and checked out the underside of our Prospector in the St. Lawrence, so I can relate to the adrenaline rush, but this is a completely different level- spontaneous bowel movement scary. My brother got ch...
by thomsonbytheriver
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Curved blade versus flat blade
Replies: 27
Views: 13056

Re: Curved blade versus flat blade

Let me preface this by seconding Jim Snyder's thoughts on the matter. I've recently switched to a curved blade after 3 decades with a flat blade. I can tell you this- if you're learning to roll a canoe, do yourself a favour and use a flat blade. The power you gain in the catch is equally, (or even m...
by thomsonbytheriver
Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: So I have this Viper...
Replies: 12
Views: 4454

Re: So I have this Viper...

That's hardcore. Is it a Viper 11 or 12? I miss my 11- great boat. I have a Probe 12 now which is great for taking little kids out for surf rides.
by thomsonbytheriver
Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Giddyup!
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Giddyup!

Hee hee.