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    I haven't been on this site for a while and...

    I haven't been on this site for a while and decided to check in again- can't believe it's been six years since I built it. That's crazy!
    Apologies I haven't replied to any of the messages. We're...
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    Kipawas rule!

    Excellent choice of boat, too - I built one two years ago and it's been ace! Looking like a beautiful canoe, you're building there. I found it's well worth making the Green Valley Seats, they're...
  3. Thread: Cedar strips

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    Not sure about the pine - guess is it wouldn't be...

    Not sure about the pine - guess is it wouldn't be as light or easy to work with?

    But great choice of canoe - I built a Kipawa 2 years ago and it's been great, haven't regretted it at all. Even...
  4. Thread: Swift kipawa

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    I built a Cedarstrip version a couple of years...

    I built a Cedarstrip version a couple of years ago - it's a great boat, fast and light...
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    Kneeling Thwart in CedarStripper

    Howdy

    I'm thinking of fitting a kneeling thwart to my cedar stripper - does anyone have any pointers/tips about kneeling thwarts in general? Never having used one before, it would be useful to...
  6. Thread: Sweden

    by kipawa
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    Hi We spent 2 weeks canoeing in the...

    Hi

    We spent 2 weeks canoeing in the Dalsland-Nordmarken area this summer, which was fantastic. We ended up taking my cedarstrip canoe on the roof of the car, and got a ferry Dover-Dunquerque,...
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    Checklist for long trip

    Hi guys

    This summer i'm planning a 2-3wk trip to Sweden. It's my first long canoe/camping trip - so i thought it'd be interesting to see what items of kit people think you need for that kind of...
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    Hi I think the topcoat was about 25 for a...

    Hi

    I think the topcoat was about 25 for a litre and the undercoat similar... painful! I know Blakes do a slightly cheaper alternative - but I didn't get on with the undercoat, it didn't brush...
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    Hi I used INternational Perfection 2 pack...

    Hi

    I used INternational Perfection 2 pack yacht enamel - looks great, and as long as you brush it out properly was easy to put on. It is very thin though so you need a good undercoat, and if a...
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    Painting

    I ended up painting the inside of my boat cream with 2-pot paint which ended up looking fine 0 and makes a nice contrast to the wood while hiding the slightly dubious fibreglassing...
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  11. Thread: River Axe

    by kipawa
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    River Axe

    Been trying to paddle lots of different places in the Southwest while I'm at uni here. Anyone ever paddled on the Axe (the bit near the mouth of the river?) and knows if it's worth the effort?
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    I carry a 16 foot tandem cedarstrip (admittedly...

    I carry a 16 foot tandem cedarstrip (admittedly lighter tha n the average on a vauxhall corsa... no problems...
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    Tell me about it, my cedarstripper fell off the...

    Tell me about it, my cedarstripper fell off the trestles the other day and the fibreglass now has 3 (luckily small ) cracks in it - SMcensored!
    Managed to seal the wood so no water can get in, will...
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    For gluing the strips together on the paddles...

    For gluing the strips together on the paddles i've just made, i used epoxy with added microfibres, which turns it into a gap-filling glue (looks a bit like porridge) - you can make up any...
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    Hi there I got my cedar from Robbins timber in...

    Hi there

    I got my cedar from Robbins timber in Bristol - www.Robbins.co.uk - they deliver it fairly cheaply, and it was pretty good quality - and a lot easier than doing the bead and cove...
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    I tried pretty much every supplier in the UK, but...

    I tried pretty much every supplier in the UK, but eventually got the stuff from West - they were the most helpful!

    The cane came from Former Glory in Ferndown, dorset, who were really helpful - ...
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    And here it is launched! my dad in the back...

    And here it is launched!

    my dad in the back and me in the front... weight worked out best that way, tho looking at it I could have had the seat further forward...
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    My Cedar Stripper - launched at last!

    Hi everyone

    When I joined I promised to write up the building of my canoe once i'd built it. Having put it in the water on wednesday, here goes!

    Not sure why I chose these plans, knowing...
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    The rule of twelths works quite well 1st Hour...

    The rule of twelths works quite well

    1st Hour - 1/12
    2nd - 2/12
    3rd - 3/12
    4th - 3/12
    5th - 2/12
    6th - 1/12
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    try www.wetterzentrale.de...

    try www.wetterzentrale.de

    click on Weitere GFS KArten and then you can see weather charts for temperature, rainfall, etc. (http://www.wetterzentrale.de/topkarten/fsavneur.html) is the link to the...
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    Hi Could I have a 1 pint one please? Thanks!...

    Hi

    Could I have a 1 pint one please?
    Thanks!

    Ben
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    Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday!!

    SMbigthumb
  23. Thread: Flares?

    by kipawa
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    BEWARE - pains wessex Handheld White collision flares

    Just a note

    Below is a message from Pains Wessex: I doubt any canoeists have White Collision warning flares but if they do, and they are manufactured by Pains Wessex: CHECK THE BATCH NUMBER, and...
  24. Thread: Boat-on-a-rope

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    how about this mini canoe?!

    Just found this on ebay while procrastinating... it's a small model canoe - perfect!!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mini-Canoe_W0QQitemZ7224620390QQcategoryZ23800QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    maybe 15.99 as a...
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    The place I got my cedarstrip plans from has a...

    The place I got my cedarstrip plans from has a number of designs in Stitch and Glue: http://www.greenval.com - great site.
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