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    Default 20 pounds

    Just pried off the moulds.

    Aiming for 40ish pounds, so my 120lbs daughter can heft it solo.

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    Gasp. Beautiful.

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    Stats? Design? Looking good!
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Sweet!
    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    It's a modified (slightly foreshortened) "Huron Cruiser", lines from Moore's Canoecraft.

    (Somewhat indifferently) planked in the style of a different strip canoe pioneer (Gilpatrick), bottom done with tinted epoxy per my experience with maintaining varnish on the bottom of several canoes.

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    15' by 32" wide.

    I am experimenting with not filling weave on topsides or inside to save epoxy weight.

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    Length/ width? Your daughter gonna car top? I haul kayaks- 17’ gets interesting.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Crosspost. Yes, my hope is she will cartop it. But next summer, we'll put it on the trailer with the others, and go...

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    NICE!! Tinted epoxy on the bottom's a good idea. I've had good luck using graphite filler. How'd you put the Kingfisher on?
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    The bow art is wood burned and watercolored directly on the cedar before fiberglass.

    I used to mix in graphite because it's supposed to be "slippery", but Todd Bradshaw and my own experience convinced me it doesn't do much. Now I just mix in the tint, microballoons, and colloidal silica until it's good squeegee consistency.

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    If you scrutinize, you may see that the stem looks a little rough. That is multiple layers of glass tape, will get sanded smooth when fully cured and one more coat added.

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    Absafreakinbootiful!
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    super sweet!

    love the kingfisher
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Stunning!
    Stay calm, be brave....wait for the signs. Possibly precariously prevaricating.
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    That's pretty.

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    Shop's too neat..


    well, _somebody_ had to say it!


    nice canoe, tho.. real nice!

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    Nice!

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    Thanks, folks.

    I'm sorely tempted to cut two planks off the depth. It is 13.5" deep per design, cutting it down would reduce capacity but I'm certain it would be prettier.

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    Very nice. I got a lot better on 'minimum epoxy' after my first battlesh........ er... kayak was done. 12# lighter; helps a lot!

    My latest build is a Njord, from Bjorn Thommasen (sp) - really a delight, fast boat, tracks/handles well. Funny how each subsequent build gets a bit 'tighter' and fun to paddle. I'm down to 'wearing' the boat, not sitting in it. But different critter from a canoe. Sorry for the drift! Beautiful build.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    Thanks, folks.

    I'm sorely tempted to cut two planks off the depth. It is 13.5" deep per design, cutting it down would reduce capacity but I'm certain it would be prettier.
    how you gonna finish it? bracing? seats? also curious the use - is she taking it on camping trips? How much capacity does she need?

    I've one daughter who is more inclined to a canoe than a kayak - wants to take her dog along..... *sigh*
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Yeah, I built a couple of those battleships.

    This one, the glass went down brilliantly. Not one blister, wave, or bruise. Very satisfying.

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    Veddy nize...

    I see what you saw about lopping off the top two strakes. I vote yes.
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    I wasn't going to sign in tonite but saw your post so had to. Glad I did, nice canoe.

    At first I didn't see any staple marks and was going to ask how you held the strips together, but now I see what looks like screw holes. Yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    how you gonna finish it? bracing? seats? also curious the use - is she taking it on camping trips? How much capacity does she need?

    I've one daughter who is more inclined to a canoe than a kayak - wants to take her dog along..... *sigh*
    It will have a maple center yoke, breasthooks and seats, spruce gunnels.

    The use would be "general". Hoping for a week long expedition to break it in this summer.

    At design depth, it's probably good for 400 pounds, maybe 450. If I cut it down, capacity would be reduced by 100 lbs or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib Etheridge View Post
    I wasn't going to sign in tonite but saw your post so had to. Glad I did, nice canoe.

    At first I didn't see any staple marks and was going to ask how you held the strips together, but now I see what looks like screw holes. Yes?
    Staples, panel nails, whatever it takes. I'm pretty relaxed about such things. A little too lax in the early stages of planking this time, as a matter of fact, but it'll pass.

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    Very nice canoe. It is a pleasure to just look at them let alone glide them on a quiet lake just before sundown. Consider what you do with gunwales, thwarts and seats to get you weight objective. Yup, I vote for taking the top two strips off.

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    My first stripper was.... extremely functional! I didn't know *where* to find nice cedar, and the stuff I found was *extremely functional*. I call her 'knotty gyrl', after my first daughter....

    but I digress. I was driving down to the marina with the yak on my car, and got waved down by a friend/my type A dentist, an incredible woodworker/artisan; he wanted to 'see your boat'. I gotta tell ya... I was busting a gut, inside,expecting the response. Dan looked it over closely - ya know,the devil's in the details - and he was struggling to find something nice to say.... finally, 'does she float?'.. Yeah, says I, she floats! 'Well, that's the main thing!'
    It was great!
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Outstandingly beautiful
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    Delightful, very good example of how to do it !

    It's not red cedar is it ? So yellow cedar ?
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    It's Western Red Cedar.

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    I've gone for the 'darker' WRC for my later builds - I have a couple that are chocolate. But my next, I'm thinking lighter - and I've read, the boats weigh less, absorb less epoxy.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    We only seem to get quite dark WRC here, nothing that light.
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    Very sweet, indeed.
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    WRC is highly variable, and I selected light stuff... but also had one board of dark lying around I wanted to use up.

    The third strake down from the shear is a dark one that snuck in on me first evening of planking with inadequate light,not an intentional accent strip. I don't particularly like it, especially since it wanders a little. If I cut the shearline down I can make it disappear behind the gunnel, one of several things I like about the idea.

    I finished the bottom with all the dark planks, as it is painted on the outside, and I reckon it will look nice and intentional on the inside.

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    I think our merchants must select for dark.
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