Hiawatha 14 measurement

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Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by skorchio » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:14 am

Folks

I am cutting panels on my first build. I am finding that a point in the chine panel is missing a measurement, perhaps someone has asked this before.

In the pic, the red line is not defined. On the upper panel, them same measurement is annotated. Is it supposed to be assumed that the red line measurement is the same in both panels, namely 354mm ?

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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by jacquesmm » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:55 am

It's 352 mm. 354 would have worked just as well.
I see the dimension in imperial but not in metric. I"l check the printfiles.
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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by skorchio » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:00 am

No harm done. Well not from this issue, however my plywood is of a completely unacceptable quality. It is Meranti BS 1088 from Malaysia, provided by a decent merchant with a broad product range. As I am cutting, the face sheet is in places already separated from the core sheet. I will not be progressing with this XXXX. Also the face sheet has dents and irregularities. They are coming back to pick it all up tomorrow and give full refund. Apparently I am not the only customer who has complained about this batch ......

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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by OrangeQuest » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:14 am

Welcome to the forum! Sorry to see you having problems with your plywood. Hope you get better stuff after the refund. It is great the seller is refunding your money. Be sure and post pictures as you get your build going!
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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by Jeff » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:17 am

skorchio, Welcome to our Builders Forum!!! Sorry to hear about your Meranti Marine Plywood!! There is so much fake Marine Plywood out there!! We see fake stuff about once a week!! You will find some real Meranti!! Again, welcome, Jeff

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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by skorchio » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:23 am

Well I got my refund and I bought another 3 sheets of Meranti from another supplier. The feel is much different, it is heavier and a lovely red colour. So the canoe is half built, and I was awaiting some fiberglass tape which I ordered online. It arrived today, and I am not sure I can use it. It is a very tight and fine woven tape. I attach a pic. I am in Thailand and had to hunt a bit to find this product, it is described online as heat retarding product for motorbike exhausts and such. Does anyone have an opinion of this stuff?

Is it necessary that the glass weave is loose and open?

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PS my finger for scale is a normal sized finger
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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by Fuzz » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:01 pm

If that is the stuff, and it looks like it, that is made to wrap hot exhausts I do not think it is what you want to use. At the very least I would make up a test panel before trying to use it.

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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by skorchio » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:13 pm

I am thinking the same. I put it across my mouth and tried to draw air through it - the material is quite airtight, i think it would take a while for resin to completely soak through, which is not ideal. The roll is really heavy, I believe it to be good quality material, for another purpose. I am going to buy regular cloth and cut the tape from it, as I did for what I have built so far. It makes for a messy process as the edges are frayed and there are strands coming loose, but it works. Thanks

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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by Fuzz » Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:19 am

The glass is there to not only water proof but to add strength also. I am not sure that stuff will do what you want. I would make up some small test pieces and try to find out if it will work for you.

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Re: Hiawatha 14 measurement

Post by skorchio » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:20 am

It has been a few months since I started this project, and I had to spend 2 of the last 3 months at work in Ghana, so only got back on the epoxy coating this week. So I have applied 3 coats, roughly installed a yoke (not yet shaped to my neck) and one seat. The seat and yoke were scrap wood pieces as I am over budget a bit al ready. So next week I need to find suitable timber for a gunnel, an inwall, breasthooks, the ladyseat, glue them in and coat the extra bits in a few coats epoxy. So maybe by end of next week I can get it in the water, then after a couple of weeks paint it.

I used 2 different brands of epoxy, West System for the fillets and glass taping, then a cheaper Thai alternative (Epotec) for the coating. The imported stuff is really pricey here. I could not find any glass tape, I had to cut my own from glass cloth, which results in a messy looking finished product, as it frays like hell and strands come loose when wetting it in. So the boat does not look as good as I wanted it to but acceptable for a first attempt. I am going to paint it white and blue, and when I am happy with it I will show the final version, and on the water.
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