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by DougC
Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

You can reduce the cost by checking what's on Ebay. Go to the search feature and enter "fiberglass cloth". Keep in mind that buying from Mr. Mertens company takes the anxiety out of the process of procuring the fiberglass cloth. I mentioned the Ebay connection just to say there are a lot of sourcein...
by DougC
Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

If I would have had the resources close at hand, I would have used Vinylester for the simple reason that it's a bit stronger then Polyester resin and it will take more heat to deform a structure made with it. The one drawback is that it has a shorter shelf-life then either Epoxy or Polyester. It's b...
by DougC
Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

What I supply is a full sized copy of the plans. The paper the plans are printed on is the center of of a fiberglass-paper-fiberglass sandwich (composite). The paper becomes saturated with resin in the process making it waterproof. The construction is completed by cutting out the parts (sides and bo...
by DougC
Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

I wouldn't presume to replace plywood as the material of choice for the CC14. That was not the object of the exercise. The boat should have come in at about 27 pounds. As it stands, because of my inexperience with boat building and the experimentation in the process of making TPG it came in a few po...
by DougC
Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:34 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

It bond very well with paper. First the paper is encapsulated. The Poly then bonds to itself.

Doug C
by DougC
Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:30 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

[/quote]This could be a neat solution. -Lay out your patterns flat, wet them out and let cure. -Then glass until you get the needed stiffness like that of plywood. -Stitch your hulls -Fillet and tape seams -Finally, add the extra need layers for stiffness like if you were using thin plywood. This is...
by DougC
Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:56 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

Mr. Merten is absolutely correct about it being more work. In essence you are creating your own plywood. He and others are correct that making the CC14 would not be for everybody. I built it for the simple reason was not a complicated design and even though the material I built it with is expirament...
by DougC
Tue Nov 23, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

There's only one way to find out. Build it. Either they'll come or they won't. I've always been interested in new ways of doing things. If you don't try, you'll never know. Even if it doesn't work out, you'll still have the boat.

Doug C
by DougC
Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

The scope of the project is to provide a means to test TPG in an environment that is more stressful than then the project it will be used for. I've always wanted to build a boat of some kind. This is my first venture into boat building and working with TPG. The opportunity to test TPG and have fun w...
by DougC
Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project
Replies: 34
Views: 4186

The Christian' Paper Pirogue Project

The resin completely wicks through the paper and makes it semi-transparent. It's like pouring oil on paper. Oiled paper material instead of glass to let light through a window because at the time glass was very expensive, hard to get and posed shipping problems by virtue of its brittle nature. Think...