Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

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Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Dougster » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:55 pm

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Well here's my first effort at posting pics without Photobucket. I think it gives me a link to the gallery but no pic in the actual thread? Well, anyway, here's the start of the little cheap canoe. There's the side panels, from left over meranti ply. The bottom is finished but not in the pic. Fun little project, easy so far. I'll try a little and manage to make it harder I'm sure :)

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Jeff » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:13 pm

Nice Dougster!!!! Jeff

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Newt » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:20 pm

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Dougster » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:04 am

Thanks Newt, I'll try and figure out how to do that.

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Fuzz » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:01 pm

Have two windows open, one here and one at your builders gallery.
Upload your picture to your gallery. After picture is uploaded right click and select "copy image location"
Now here in your post select the mountain with the sun looking icon. Your curser should be between two img's.
right click and paste. Hope this helps. We need pictures :D

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Dougster » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:10 am

Thanks Fuzz, I'll try it. Links are ok but I agree, a picture right in the thread is the thing.

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Dougster » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:46 pm

Good deal, I got the pics posted. Thanks Fuzz. The little guy's plans call for using duct tape to assemble it instead of zip ties. Ten minutes of that and I walked away. Here it is stitched up and spot welded (zip ties have been pulled).

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Today I filleted and taped, wet on wet. Went slow, took 3 hours. Fun little project.

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I'm starting to get fond of the little guy and fighting the impulse to cute him up with slotted rubrail, etc. Light is what I want.

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Dougster » Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 am

I haven't been posting but have made progress on this little guy. Spent too much time fairing the bottom, but it's done. Topsides are now faired nearly well enough. Above is the last section of rubrail epoxied in. I found a 10 foot piece of 1 by 4 pine left over from something and used it to piece together this little rail.


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One tip I got from the Chesapeak Light Craft guy at the Port A boat show was regarding fillets. You wait an hour (I didn't always need that long) and use Denatured alcohol on your fingers to smooth out the fillets. Works great, like using neat epoxy but much easier. I tried it on fairing mixes (Bateau's marinepoxy with their fairing mix, with microballoons, and left over Quickfair. Worked on all of it and made smoothing out the fairing in places easier. Smoothed out pinholes as well.

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The seat is cut out---it's a simple rectangle that's a bit wider than the hull at the bottom and presses down with with a curve when glued in. It's not in the above pic yet, it goes right over that center butt block. Clever design that adds some tension/camber support midships where you sit. Getting closer to priming with this fun build. So far it's all left over scrap from previous builds over the years. Only thing I've bought is a gallon kit of marinepoxy, which is about gone. Gotta think about paint.

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by Jeff » Thu May 17, 2018 10:56 am

Dougster, that is nice work for scrap ply!! Jeff

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Re: Dougster's Scrap Ply Cheap Canoe

Post by terrulian » Thu May 17, 2018 12:14 pm

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