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Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-12-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Thanks, Mr mahacking, I'm trying to...

Thanks, Mr mahacking,
I'm trying to remember...I think the color is Oyster White, a Rustoleum marine finish, very reasonably priced. I painted the outside only, inside is still all black, it has a...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-10-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Thanks, Zach. You must be getting antsy to make...

Thanks, Zach.
You must be getting antsy to make your move? Next year? Tupper Lake still the front runner?
...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 10-04-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Build thread reresurrection?

All the time that I've been paddling and carrying this Carbon Copy Kite, I've been using my old laminated cedar thwart to carry it.
I stabbed a couple deck screws into the too long ends, and used a...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-30-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Zach, Polyester and vinyl ester resins are...

Zach,
Polyester and vinyl ester resins are still used today on most production boats, mostly due to the lower cost and lower viscosity.
But it does not adhere to wood very well, and especially not...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-30-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Just before I became homeless, I messed around...

Just before I became homeless, I messed around with trying to thermoform the Divinycell...it would be best if I had a heated male-female set of molds, but that's not gonna happen! I tried a heat gun,...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-29-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Wow!! Another thread resurrection... Quick...

Wow!! Another thread resurrection...
Quick backstory: I'm in the process of repairing a wrecked 40 ft diesel pusher motorhome, and I'm using a lot of fiberglass and polyester resin.
In the process,...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-12-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Zach, I still like the cedar too, but losing...

Zach,
I still like the cedar too, but losing all that weight is just too attractive for me.
Forward thwart is nearly the same location as the Red Kite, and that's plenty comfy for me. I still can...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-10-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Today is the day! I Took the carbon copy Kite to...

Today is the day! I Took the carbon copy Kite to the Mohawk River and gave it a test paddle to see where I should put the seat pedestals.
As it happens, we had a delivery this morning of a custom...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-07-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Added foam rails to the bottom of the Alan Gage...

Added foam rails to the bottom of the Alan Gage carbon seat.
Added Cabosil thickened epoxy fillets on the foam/seat interfaces.
Used 6 oz glass to wrap and reinforce the foam seat rails.
Thwarts...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-04-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
The carbon seat was an almost gift from a fellow...

The carbon seat was an almost gift from a fellow backyard builder in Iowa. He made a mold using a standard issue canoe seat and was practicing his technique. I sent him all of my carbon scraps and he...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-03-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Justin, I just finished wetting out the...

Justin,
I just finished wetting out the carbon/kevlar sleeving on the future thwarts.
I will be applying short sleeves to strengthen the thwart to gunnel joints. Other than that, I'm all done with...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-03-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
This morning, I cleaned up the first side...

This morning, I cleaned up the first side overlap, and rolled out the carbon for the second side. Wet out mostly with a roller, same as the other side.
First side cured nicely, and is really tucked...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-02-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Zach, Funny you should be asking about the...

Zach,
Funny you should be asking about the gunnels...
I just today wetted out one gunnel, it seemed to go much easier than when I did the red Kite. Honestly, I was sort of avoiding it, I had time...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-28-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Wow, it's been like 2 weeks since I updated...

Wow, it's been like 2 weeks since I updated this...
MDB and I put food on the table with our rental properties, getting two units ready at once for April 1 occupancy kind of slows me down!

I cut...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-08-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Zach, I consider this a practice build, the...

Zach,
I consider this a practice build, the lessons learned are far more valuable than the boat created in the process.
I did add a few more patches yet, to cover some of the spots where the carbon...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-05-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Sad, sad news... I used my scrap pieces of...

Sad, sad news...

I used my scrap pieces of carbon cloth yesterday to laminate the inside of the Divinycell foam stiffener.
And when I say scraps, I mean scraps. The smallest pieces were about 4 x...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-02-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Uhmmm, me too!! Just weighed it this morning. ...

Uhmmm, me too!!
Just weighed it this morning.
19.5 lbs so far!!
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-01-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
The 1/8" thick Divinycell arrived yesterday. It...

The 1/8" thick Divinycell arrived yesterday. It was rolled for shipping, pretty dramatic unleashing! Here's a look at the left over chunk. BTW, it feels about as hard as cedar.
...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 02-27-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Mr ghost, I frequent "another" forum that has...

Mr ghost,
I frequent "another" forum that has grown to have a large group of us builders.
One of the fellows uses window shrink film. He has had his challenges with it, particularly with a hull...
Forum: "By the Fireside" 02-24-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 42,519
Posted By stripperguy
Bob, The clincher for me was the cost of the...

Bob,
The clincher for me was the cost of the carbon fiber being equal to the cost of the wood. Add that to the substantially lower work effort, it was a no brainer!

Go for it, I say.
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