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  1. To resurrect this thread...I found some less...

    To resurrect this thread...I found some less expensive natural cane from a US eBay seller in a quantity suitable for my two seats. I made a start on the first seat a few months ago but it has been on...
  2. I've looked into the cost of real cane and it is...

    I've looked into the cost of real cane and it is horribly expensive! I might look into other cord options that can perhaps be woven to a similar pattern. In the scheme of things, perhaps the 9-year...
  3. A loose pad in a waterproof canvas cover with...

    A loose pad in a waterproof canvas cover with some eyelets for attaching to the seat sounds like a workable option.
  4. I've just exchanged emails with Gil Gilpatrick...

    I've just exchanged emails with Gil Gilpatrick and he tells me that the synthetic cane currently available is not lasting- he had a set of seats fail after only two years- whereas earlier products...
  5. I can't really point you at a specification; it...

    I can't really point you at a specification; it was synthetic (plastic) seat cane, sourced from a UK supplier- I will search for them, they were specifically a supplier of seat caning materials,...
  6. Adding a kneeling pad to the edge of my seats

    Hello again, thought I'd give this question it's own thread rather than an addendum to my other seat-related post;
    I paddle exclusively from a kneeling position- can't paddle seated due to a spinal...
  7. Synthetic cane seats prematurely breaking down

    Hello all, long time since I have posted here although I do eavesdrop a bit...I have a Gil Gilpatrick designed, self built, 16' WW canoe. It is now approximately 9 years old. The synthetic seat cane...
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    Thanks for the replies. Using a fillet and tape...

    Thanks for the replies. Using a fillet and tape on the inside where it will be hidden seems a sensible idea. I had thought about putting a framework around the inside of the hull for the bulkhead to...
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    How to attach bulkhead in strip canoe

    G'day all, long while since I've posted on here; I'm doing a couple of improvements to my Gil Gilpatrick designed 16' White Water strip canoe. I'm installing bulkheads in each end to enclose the area...
  10. Thanks Lennart, I'll have a good look at the...

    Thanks Lennart, I'll have a good look at the Osprey.
    I understand your English just fine- certainly better than my Dutch! I will be keeping the 16'WW, wild horses could not part me from my first...
  11. Help me decide on my second stripper build.

    G'day all,
    I built my first canoe about 4 years ago as a light-duties project whilst recovering from back surgery. It is a Gilpatrick 16' Whitewater, which design I selected for all the wrong...
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    My daughter says you should never use foreign...

    My daughter says you should never use foreign words in lieu of English ones.
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    I really struggled with sanding the inside when I...

    I really struggled with sanding the inside when I was building my canoe, but some time later I came across a site that suggested using a section of pool noodle (the foam floaty toy thingy) with the...
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    That's very good information. A couple of years...

    That's very good information.
    A couple of years ago, a candidate undergoing the water survival testing for entry to the Victoria Police Special Operations Group, drowned in a swimming pool amongst a...
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    some pictures of my strip canoe

    I think I promised when I joined a little while ago to upload some more photos of my canoe; it's a Gil Gilpatrick designed 16' Whitewater. Main timber in the hull strips is radiata pine, accent...
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    I'm not sure why you would stain it unless you...

    I'm not sure why you would stain it unless you really want to change the appearance of the timber. If that is the case I would advise you to do some research on how the epoxy might be affected by the...
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    Upon reflection, the info I have seen was, I...

    Upon reflection, the info I have seen was, I think, about Oak rather than Mahogany. I have not personally used either.
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    So do you use der schneller harter or der...

    So do you use der schneller harter or der langsamer harter for der wudenboten??
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    I seem to remember reading something about...

    I seem to remember reading something about mahogany not being compatible with epoxy; it was probably on the West System website- there is a lot if info on there, well worth a read.
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    Well after some consideration, and taking into...

    Well after some consideration, and taking into account the above responses, I have bitten the bullet and gone ahead with option 2. I think it will provide good strength without too much weight, plus...
  21. Thread: G'day

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    Doug, you are clearly a very considerate man....

    Doug, you are clearly a very considerate man. I'll continue to rotate all my posts 180degrees so you can read them up there.
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    Here goes experiment number 1 with posting a...

    Here goes experiment number 1 with posting a photo:

    http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv241/camphillcustomknives/Strip%20Canoe/canoeonTanjil.jpg

    and experiment number 2:
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    Fitting painter attachment to a stripper.

    G'day all, I have just registered and posted my introduction after many months of lurking and 'learning for free'. I have a question regarding a modification currently under way on my stripper.
    I...
  24. Thread: G'day

    by Poddler
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    G'day

    After many months of lurking, I have finally taken the plunge and registered. Have been enjoying the site very much from the sidelines and have learned a lot.
    I'm located in the Gippsland region of...
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