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by 707dreamer
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

Slowly but surely making progress... Made the first sanding pass on the inner chines and inner surfaces as far as I could (DA sander wouldn't fit in the very ends of the canoe). I'm using a Milwaukee Dual action sander with 60 grit disc's hooked up to a Rigid shop vacuum w/ filter bag which has virt...
by 707dreamer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

Thanks Fuzz & Topwater, I'll definitely remember your tips in future builds. And if you guys aren't worried about my lay up I'm not worried either 8)
by 707dreamer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

So now that my build thread here is all caught up I have some issues I need to solve... My lay-up looks dry to me in some areas. worse in other areas. what can I do to fix this? can I work epoxy into the dry areas in an attempt to re-wet it? Pic A Would you consider this starved? https://forums.bate...
by 707dreamer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

The inner chines are all glassed finally! I wish the inside could remain wood finish... https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/2212/source https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/2209/source https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/2213/source Here is the under side with t...
by 707dreamer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

Here we attached the upper chine panels to the fully cured lower structure. Piece of cake! 8) https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/2208/source Here you'll notice the training hammer that i'm being restricted too until I can prove I can handle a bigger one :roll: https://forums.bateau2.co...
by 707dreamer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

Jeff wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 pm
Looks good 707 dreamer!!! Jeff
Thanks Jeff!
by 707dreamer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

That looks really good. You posted that crazy looking hull without the spreaders . . . I knew it didn't look right so I had to say something! You're doing a great job on your first build, carry on. Thank you! I didnt mean to concern you & Jacques :lol: I just wanted to have my post be chronological...
by 707dreamer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

Here the woodflour/epoxy fillets were laid down on the pre-primed seams and rounded out with a modified plastic putty scraper from BBC https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/2202/source In the next two pics the zip ties were removed after the "spot welds" of putty cured overnight (11 hrs) ...
by 707dreamer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

I used painters tape of course to seal the seams from the outside before priming, filleting ,and glassing the inside to prevent any mess from seeping through on to the ground.Image
by 707dreamer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)
Replies: 41
Views: 2170

Re: 707dreamer's HC16 (First build)

My Girlfriend helping me prime the seams to be spot welded https://forums.bateau2.com/app.php/gallery/image/2205/source Here is a pic of the lower chine section/bottom section with the spreaders screwed in through the hull to hold it in the proper shape according to the cross sectional diagram in th...