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Re: And we're off.... (canoe build) page 6 bump

Post by K_P » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:45 pm

mitch aka 2 fish wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:25 pm
and what fun would that have been?

I always envisioned the victorian wahoo yacht ending up matt matte black anyway.
$5.00 seppo, pronto.

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Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:12 pm

yeah, I forget how to say get fucked in french as well.
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Post by CC Riebeeck » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:04 am

Youze homo-phones eh...

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Post by -G- » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:11 pm

Man, loving all of the variation of colors in there. Great job on the exterior. Do you have a maiden voyage trip planned for her yet?
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Post by Redchaser » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:41 pm

Looks great man. I hope to see it in person some time.
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Post by Ruddy Duck » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:20 pm

-G- wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Man, loving all of the variation of colors in there. Great job on the exterior. Do you have a maiden voyage trip planned for her yet?
I've got a long way to go....

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Post by CC Riebeeck » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:13 am

Can’t believe you took time away from the build to hang with Herb chasing reds...what a waste...
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Post by flysmallie » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:38 pm

The staple holes give it character.

To me the fiberglassing would be the easiest part.

Beautiful boat.

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Post by Bigguy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:52 pm

CC, let’s review...fishing with Herb, fried chicken for lunch, Fall Reds willing to eat, no better way to clear the epoxy resin fumes from your system!

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Post by Ruddy Duck » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:49 pm


It has been four months since I bumped this thread for numerous reasons:

Scraping and sanding the interior of the hull is a pain in the ass.

Winter is for fishing and hunting.

Fiberglass and epoxy work require temperatures higher than my unheated garage could accommodate.

Fiberglass cloth is much harder to work with on the interior of the hull.

Scraping and sanding the interior of the hull is still a pain in the ass.


Now the hull was off the forms, the first thing to do was construct a frame to hold the canoe upright.

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Next, I took a paint scraper and rounded off the edges with a grinder. This allowed me to scrape the glue off of the interior of the hull without gouging the wood with the 90 degree corners of the scraper.

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Scrape, sand, repeat.....

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Just like the exterior, gaps are filled with epoxy thickened with wood dust.

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The next step was to fiberglass the interior. I thought I took pictures of the process, but cannot locate them. Which means my memory is failing me. To describe the process, I'll just say that this was the most frustrating day of the build. The fiberglass didn't cooperate well with the interior curves of the hull. Also, I put on the epoxy too thick, so I had runs after two coats. I stopped the process, let it cure for a month, and got out the sander again.

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I'm not sure if the hull was completely ready for me to stop sanding, but I was.

I added the last two coats of epoxy today, and now have a finished hull.

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I celebrated the thought of putting down the sander and picking the woodworking tools up to complete the interior with a beer.

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Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:22 pm

q: why do people primarily purchase dewalt tools?

a: because they're fucking yellow, mate. there's no other reason good enough.


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Post by Redchaser » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:29 am

mitch aka 2 fish wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:22 pm
q: why do people primarily purchase dewalt tools?

a: because they're fucking yellow, mate. there's no other reason good enough.


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And because the big blue box store pushes the hell out of them. Confession, I have purchased 3 dewalt power tools, A drill that has since been stolen but wasn't the greatest, a router that has now died and been replaced and a big ass sliding compound miter saw which has actually served me very well for about 13 years and still performs very well.
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