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by Fred in Wisc
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: My daughter wants a boat.
Replies: 25
Views: 834

Re: My daughter wants a boat.

Do good marine ply if at all possible. It's stronger, you can sometimes get away with thinner. Takes WAY less epoxy and time to seal and sand and sand and sand and finish. And you'll get a way lighter boat. I built each of my kids a scaled down CC14, according to their size. My daughter's is about 8...
by Fred in Wisc
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Battle is Over
Replies: 24
Views: 495

Re: Battle is Over

Sorry to hear that. I remember going through the same thing a few years back, and it sure wasn't easy. I'll be prayin' for your family.
by Fred in Wisc
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Builders' Tips, Tools, and Tricks of the trade
Topic: Favorite Boat Building Tools
Replies: 21
Views: 2142

Re: Favorite Boat Building Tools

Another vote for the Festools. I use an ETS150/5 sander with a CT series dust extractor vacuum. Freaking awesome. Low vibration, nice ergonomic grip, sandpaper lasts a long time with the dust extraction, and the dust extractor eliminates probably 95%+ of the floor and airborne dust from sanding. It ...
by Fred in Wisc
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

A cheap canoe meet is to a boat builders' meet as a scooter gang is to a motorcycle gang...


But I'd go if it was nearby. I'd like to get to one of those meets and put some faces to the screen names.
by Fred in Wisc
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

That's a handsome little boat Dougster. And seeing it finished is making me feel a little guilty that mine's not done yet. I'd better step it up.
by Fred in Wisc
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids

Thanks Dougster, but close up this sure ain't perfect. It's got a good 6 foot finish, and it isn't likely to get much better. The slotted rail is probably my favorite part, I think those are nice looking, too. And I like that I can install the seatback and whatever other accessories just with some l...
by Fred in Wisc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids

Second one solo. Also built 3 with my scouting kids at church. Plus a Swift Canoe, a little Hickman Sled and a paddle boat. And I had 2 sheets of 4mm okume left from my Hickman build, that's already cut out for a cc14 kayak for myself. But the kids need boats first, I can use my cheap plastic one fo...
by Fred in Wisc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids
Replies: 18
Views: 617

Re: 8' Cheap Canoe for Little Kids

Flipped it over, gave the bottom and sides a quick sanding, and rounded the edges, bow and stern. I precut the cloth, figured out the folds for the bow and stern (they both overlap to get a double thickness in that high wear area). I'm working from leftovers here, so it's not ideal. Ideal would have...
by Fred in Wisc
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Pouring small amounts from a gal can
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Pouring small amounts from a gal can

The Rockler version looks really cool for stuff you use on a pretty regular basis.

Has a pour spout with cover that looks like a restaurant syrup dispenser. Pretty cool.

http://www.rockler.com/mixing-mate-pain ... -and-store
by Fred in Wisc
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Avoid obstacles to progress
Replies: 29
Views: 734

Re: Avoid obstacles to progress

I'd agree the 2 place is a pretty good price, but wasn't it like 2500 hours to complete? A boat that says 100-200 hours can take me a couple years easy....