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    Wow, that's quite a resurrection! Sundown...Risk...

    Wow, that's quite a resurrection! Sundown...Risk management is about assessing a situation and making a decision. If the waves were too big to be on the Lake that day with a bunch of kids, the...
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    One thing I don't do anymore is add fill coats to...

    One thing I don't do anymore is add fill coats to the inner hull. I just use the wet out coat and then put 3 to 5 coats of varnish on top of it. It leaves the inner surface with some texture, not...
  3. My experience with varnish on epoxy that won't...

    My experience with varnish on epoxy that won't set up is that the epoxy hasn't cured all the way. If your epoxy hasn't cured, there is a problem, as the longest cure i have ever worked with was just...
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    Epoxymanuk (that's quite a name) has given the...

    Epoxymanuk (that's quite a name) has given the best advise here. I have done both, sealed and not sealed....lately I have always been sealing first. i find I have less problems with out-gassing and...
  5. Thread: Self rescue

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    In terms of examing past disasters in Canada,...

    In terms of examing past disasters in Canada, self rescue was generally not helpful. The mistakes that led to the disasters piled up on top of each other until the outcome was inevitable. I have...
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    Have you decided where you will be flying into...

    Have you decided where you will be flying into yet? BC would be quite a jaunt,probably with at least one change over...on the other hand, it could be quite beautiful in May. If you fly into...
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    Area north of Quebec is quite vast, and much of...

    Area north of Quebec is quite vast, and much of it will still be covered in ice and snow in early May....many of the lakes wouldn't break up until at least the third weekend in May...are you looking...
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    Yes, well, weird could perhaps be replaced with...

    Yes, well, weird could perhaps be replaced with "unique".....so, if I'm understanding this correctly, you made a cedarstrip canoe using Ted Moore's methods, but you didn't fiberglass it, at all?
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    A little unclear on what you are actually working...

    A little unclear on what you are actually working on....

    Is it a wood canvas canoe.....internal ribs with planking nailed to them, covered with canvas?

    Most cedarstrip canoes are thin strips of...
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    Esquif has a solid reputation as one of the best...

    Esquif has a solid reputation as one of the best canoe builders in Canada. They have a solid line of whitewater boats,which are very popular among top notch paddlers. Becky Mason and her husband...
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    Filters are fairly standard equipment in...

    Filters are fairly standard equipment in Canada....Katydin Hiker, or perhaps it is "Pur Hiker" now, can't remember who bought out whom, is quite popular, and very cheap, about 89 dollars canadian. ...
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    Try these guys, I've had reasonable dealings with...

    Try these guys, I've had reasonable dealings with them too

    http://www.noahsmarine.com/
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    With that glass peeling off so easy, and the bad...

    With that glass peeling off so easy, and the bad job, I have to wonder if that's not polyester resin..good news for you if it is, cause it won't have bonded much to the cedar.......I have used MAS,...
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    No matter what kind of oil you use, on hardwood,...

    No matter what kind of oil you use, on hardwood, the amount of penetration is always going to be very minimal....the beauty of oil is the ease of reapplication, and if you use oil, you will be doing...
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    The good news is the exterior hull is not bad....

    The good news is the exterior hull is not bad. Have you already re-varnished it? If not, I would sand all the varnish off and start from there. I use 120 grit on an orbital, sand all the varnish off...
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    I noticed you said you built the paddle out of...

    I noticed you said you built the paddle out of cherry and ash..is the blade a laminate? One school of thought maintains that laminated blades need more protection than oil...I'm in that camp. All of...
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    Do you mean strengthening the hull? Hull...

    Do you mean strengthening the hull? Hull reinforcement is usually done while still building. Often a north american "football" shaped piece placed under the main glss on the bottom of the hull to...
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    These guys are Canadian,i do all my business with...

    These guys are Canadian,i do all my business with them

    http://www.compositescanada.com/

    Large inventory,just got a great deal on an 87 yard roll of six ounce.
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    The Charles River comes in polyethylene...

    The Charles River comes in polyethylene (polylink) and royalex...there is quite a difference. Polyethylene canoes are very heavy (usually 85 or more pounds) and slow, but practically indestructable....
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    I'd stick with the epoxy then, you'll want the...

    I'd stick with the epoxy then, you'll want the glass to bond with the wood.
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    Just read the posts qickly, don't think the most...

    Just read the posts qickly, don't think the most important point has been mentioned.....

    polyester resins do not bond with the wood surface you are working with..they form a skin over your cedar...
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    When I started building, I was a stickler on full...

    When I started building, I was a stickler on full length strips. By the time I was building my third and forth canoe, I scarfed all the joints. By the time I got to number six, I butt jointed...
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    If that's the equivalent of 55 to 60 full lenght...

    If that's the equivalent of 55 to 60 full lenght strips, that's actually a pretty good buy, considering the place of sale. Pre-cut bead and coved strips in Canada, with taxes, would be around the...
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    Depends what kind of shape you get it in too...if...

    Depends what kind of shape you get it in too...if it's second hand, check for signs of rotting, broken planks, cracks in the paint on the canvas. many of these canoes, if left alone outside will...
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    Two books below might be of use...Featherweight...

    Two books below might be of use...Featherweight Boatbuilding takes you through the construction of a cedar strip Wee Lassie

    Building the six hour canoe shows you a cheap and dirty way to build a...
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