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  1. I'm toying with the idea of a segmental canoe. ...

    I'm toying with the idea of a segmental canoe. What does the join look like and in hindsight would you do anything different ?
  2. Thread: Scarfing 4mm

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    Always important to check your canoe isn't likely...

    Always important to check your canoe isn't likely to charge off course at the merest glimpse of a cedar with gently swaying come hither boughs.
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    Uninterrupted boating for 2 days? I was walking...

    Uninterrupted boating for 2 days? I was walking there yesterday and both Lindley Wood & Swinsty are very low.
  4. What did you use for the floor plans? (Your post...

    What did you use for the floor plans? (Your post above says "TBD")
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    Is that plain flour or does extra strong flour...

    Is that plain flour or does extra strong flour add strength? Does self raising flour help with a capsize? SMwhistle

    To be serious, that's got me thinking about self raising. The raising agent...
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    That reply makes sense and matches what I've seen...

    That reply makes sense and matches what I've seen on other outdoor plastics where a tarp has been in contact on one party and not another.
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    To clarify, when you say "nosedive" you are...

    To clarify, when you say "nosedive" you are referring to abysmal ability to steer? A bit of hogging isn't going to make a meaningful difference to stability or buoyancy.
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    Have you emailed the photos to Old Town?

    Have you emailed the photos to Old Town?
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    Google "nut cap dome" to find more plastic nut...

    Google "nut cap dome" to find more plastic nut cap variants than you'd ever possibly needs.
  10. Thread: Joints

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    I assume that you'd have the same overall length...

    I assume that you'd have the same overall length as a traditional scarf hence same glue area? You could also try a jigsaw zigzag pattern to further increase glue area and ensure accurate alignment....
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    Thanks, for the lovely pictures. It might be an...

    Thanks, for the lovely pictures. It might be an illusion of the strip planks and the pronounced gunwale, there seems to be a decent amount of flare on the hull compared to modern boats. What is...
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    That is beautiful, thanks for writing it up. ...

    That is beautiful, thanks for writing it up. Link to the launch pics -->> http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/56380-The-Old-Lady-amp-The-Young-Pretender

    I'm amazed that you...
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    Do a test with the compostable bags to see how...

    Do a test with the compostable bags to see how long they last before leaking if you are planning on trips of a few days. The ones I used in my kitchen started to fall apart up after a couple of days...
  14. Here's someone going over some very big obstacles...

    Here's someone going over some very big obstacles with a trolley. It's a kayak so lighter and shorter than a Prospector but you get the gist. That ridiculously wobbly axle allows the wheels to go...
  15. On the axle. It'll be closer to your hand height,...

    On the axle. It'll be closer to your hand height, plus less likely for the opposite end to ground.
  16. Out of interest, why would a bike wheel on a...

    Out of interest, why would a bike wheel on a canoe burst while the same type of wheel can take my 90kg body weight much faster down a steep rock strewn track? A bike at twice the walking speed of...
  17. I curse the traditional trolley with diddy rigid...

    I curse the traditional trolley with diddy rigid plastic wheels that make a small pebble seem like a giant boulder, not to mention the narrow axles threatening to topple over.

    Some springiness...
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    Just be aware that compostable bags often fail to...

    Just be aware that compostable bags often fail to fully decompose - put them in a bin.
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    That'll be the Great Ouse and Little Ouse in...

    That'll be the Great Ouse and Little Ouse in East Anglica, not to mention the one in Sussex.

    The famous Nene Valley railway folk say "Neen". It seems the railways gifted us with standardised...
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    You held on until the sixth day?

    You held on until the sixth day?
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    Bear in mind that the name of a circle of bread...

    Bear in mind that the name of a circle of bread can different in adjacent towns - breadcake, barm, bap, roll, stottie etc..

    I've only ever heard ooze but never oos.
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    So it was an M6? I'm impressed at my ability to...

    So it was an M6? I'm impressed at my ability to eyeball a bolt from an old photo!
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    As Quercus says: Plates...

    As Quercus says:

    Plates https://www.screwfix.com/p/mending-plates-zinc-plated-100-x-16-x-10-pack/16050

    The plates have 4.5mm holes but you could drill out a hole to fit a long M6 bolt ...
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    Or Fyne boats, also in the Lakes...

    Or Fyne boats, also in the Lakes http://www.fyneboatkits.co.uk/courses/
  25. Hi, I've found the "Build/Repair" section of...

    Hi, I've found the "Build/Repair" section of http://forum.woodenboat.com to be really useful. Post some pics on there and on a good day you'll get in depth discussion of the merits of different...
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