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by Arm&Hammer
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FL14 redisigned?
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: FL14 redisigned?

Sounds like the Indian River Skiff. Was it this: https://bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=D15 ?
by Arm&Hammer
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Looking for a specific boat plan I'm not sure exist
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Looking for a specific boat plan I'm not sure exist

Please clarify, but it sounds like you plan to use the oars to "guide" the boat on a downstream float, not row it - basically a drift boat that planes. I fish with a buddy in MI who uses his boat for just that. The best way I can describe it is a tiller controlled OD-18 with tunnel and jet drive. It...
by Arm&Hammer
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: HC 14 "Lost Boy" Build
Replies: 26
Views: 2483

Re: HC 14 "Lost Boy" Build

Don't give up on the "Lost Boy" just yet! No one wants to hear that they may have to modify a boat that they just finished, but I think that you are a few adjustments away from a very usable, and useful boat. For reference, below is a link to my HC12 build: https://forums.bateau2.com/viewtopic.php?f...
by Arm&Hammer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: HC14 Canoe - Seems more unstable than expected
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: HC14 Canoe - Seems more unstable than expected

What Jacques said. I paddle with some kayakers once a week over the summer in my HC12, and am thankful for the speed. One suggestion is that you may want to lower the seats a little. They seem fairly high in the pic. There is also a learning curve - you will definitely feel more comfortable in time....
by Arm&Hammer
Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: HC 14 Seam Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: HC 14 Seam Issue

Oh, sorry, I couldn't tell from the picture. I still think I would fix the inside first. Maybe put a piece of packing tape on the opposite side so that your epoxy slurry doesn't drip through and give you a mess to grind down. Should be easy though whichever side you start on. I do know your frustrat...
by Arm&Hammer
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: HC12-X Nesting
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Re: HC12-X Nesting

It's been about five years since building this. I was asked about it recently and thought I would share, from a couple weeks ago. Simple to throw in the back of my wagon, and store upright in my breezeway. Forgot how to post pics, but I put a pic in the gallery: http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayima...
by Arm&Hammer
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: HC 14 Seam Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: HC 14 Seam Issue

At this point, it looks like the seams are sufficiently held in place. I think I would build the inside radius and tape out if you haven't done so. Then come back and fill the outside seam and re-fiberglass where necessary. Not a big deal either way. Nice choice of a canoe. I built an HC12 that is s...
by Arm&Hammer
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: GF12 John Boat
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: GF12 John Boat

I made mine a little narrower to fit between my wheel wells and lowered the sheer to my taste. I also used the specified amount of epoxy and glass. It was still a challenge to load/unload by myself. I built with Meranti, but if keeping it light is important, use Okoume. (I believe Okoume is used to ...
by Arm&Hammer
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Fl 12, FS12, or GF12
Replies: 20
Views: 1348

Re: Fl 12, FS12, or GF12

Thanks John, third child was a girl. Its been a while since building, but I would be happy to answer questions (although I don't visit here as often as I'd like). Cottontop, I think the study plans for this boat assume Okoume, which is much lighter than Meranti. Also, it includes base epoxy/glass as...
by Arm&Hammer
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Fl 12, FS12, or GF12
Replies: 20
Views: 1348

Re: Fl 12, FS12, or GF12

When I built my GF-12, I made the width a few inches narrower so that it would fit between my wheel wells. Fairly easy with this plan. Only slightly more work due to adjustments for the front deck, I lowered the sheer a couple of inches as well. I used to load/unload in my truckbed by myself, but it...