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by Arm&Hammer
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: Help picking a boat for a guy in Kansas
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Hello picking a boat for a guy in Kansas

Plenty of freshwater builders here!

Not sure how shallow you need to get, but ave you considered the GP21?
by Arm&Hammer
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Jon Boat Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 6491

Re: Jon Boat Questions

Anytime you modify the plan, you are making some change, or possibly a 'compromise' to the designed safety or function... That being said, I built the GF12. I lowered the sheer, which wasn't difficult. I also made it narrower so that it would fit between my wheel wells in my truck bed. Completely re...
by Arm&Hammer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Weight durability trade off of additional glassing on a canoe?
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Weight durability trade off of additional glassing on a canoe?

I am surprised that it is estimated to add 6 lbs. On the HC12, the tape for the lower and mid chines touched each other. All that was left was a long football-shaped section on the bottom that was exposed, very narrow and easy to fill in with a little extra glass, guessing less than 2 lbs. That gave...
by Arm&Hammer
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: PancakePelc's HC16
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: PancakePelc's HC16

I recommend taking your time figuring out the seat - give it a few trial runs. Play with the height, and location fore/aft. I built an HC-12 that felt tender out of the gate. I can now stand up in it. You will get more comfortable in it quickly! You don't want to lock in a seat position and then wan...
by Arm&Hammer
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: GF16 fairing
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: GF16 fairing

It somewhat depends on what camp you are in, especially for the runners. -Some builders consider them an integral part of the boat. They are glassed in and heavily protected. If you plan to glass yours, then you definitely want to do it now, otherwise you will have more glass to fill/fair later. -So...
by Arm&Hammer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: GF16 Kansas build
Replies: 154
Views: 9915

Re: GF16 Kansas build

I did a couple of dry runs when building my GF12. I ended up screwing these straight pieces of Ipe to the bottom to force out the rocker. http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/18950/Bottom_Stitching_001.jpg 3/8" isn't much though. I don't think you'll have much trouble getting it to where you w...
by Arm&Hammer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?

Thanks for all the input. Fallguy, sorry, but not near enough beer in your plan... :lol: I'm pretty good with Acad, and started sketching up what I want. It will have a flat bottom with a rocker, and will be built with 3 sheets of 4mm Okoume. only battens/frames on the inside, as rounded as possible...
by Arm&Hammer
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?

Thanks for the input OWT. I'm tempted to buy a few sheets of the thinnest Okoume and start playing. Some of the racing SUPs I have seen have a v-hull, and that makes sense depending on what water you are cutting through. But I'm thinking for a general purpose SUP for inland lakes, a displacement fla...
by Arm&Hammer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?
Replies: 22
Views: 1647

Re: Where is the Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) plan?

I know that this thread is dated, but I just had my first SUP outing, and would really like to build one. If the SUP plans are too challenging, could I build the SK13 with no freeboard or transom, maybe even scale it down to 90%? Basically make it a dedicated SUP? Still pondering, I think a flat bot...
by Arm&Hammer
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FL14 redisigned?
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: FL14 redisigned?

Sounds like the Indian River Skiff. Was it this: https://bateau.com/proddetail.php?prod=D15 ?