OK! New to this board so hello everyone! I have been wanting to build a strip canoe/kayak for over 13 years. Finally got serious a month or so ago. I have look at Pygmy Boats before. Stumbled onto Robb White's Sport boat. Bought the plans. Checked around to see who else has built it. Seen the one one Kurt built last year. Beautiful. I have to admit that I will use some of his techniques. I checked out a bunch of books from the library. Robb White admits that his methods are not the end all be all. I am going to take a little from all the sources and go at it in a way that suits me and see what happens?
Having said all or that I will post pics as soon as I can as it goes. I am also going to say that I am open to suggestions since I am sure there are plenty of people here that have forgotten more than I know about boat building but I sense that by the time I post a picture of something I have done.....it will already have been done! i do have wood working skills. Had to dust off the old tools though. I just design house now....not build or remodel anymore.
I have all the forms cut and in place at the moment. Waiting to get build material now. Checking some sources. I would like to get white cedar. May have to resort to red cedar. A local lumber yard suggested eucalyptis grandis? Never heard of it? I have read some of the posts/arguments on polar/ tulip polar and since I take the censis is to use the tulip polar and not sure I can get it....I will stay away from the unknown? I have had some say if I am going to epoxy and glass it I could use anything? Thoughts on that?
That's enoough for now. I will try to start posting pics tomorrow.
Thanks in advance.....