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Test message / was Re: coverings alternatives
Test message. I sent a few messages in this thread yesterday but it looks like they fooled with my webmail software and they apparently didn't get sent. Jim...
Sep 7, 2011
Hull sealing methods
Hello, I'll be building a Sweet Pea later this month and I'd like to know if anyone has had any experience applying MonoKote to a hull? Any pros, cons, tips? ...
Sep 5, 2011
Hi All, I've been calling to order plans for Snow Shoe 14. No answer. Hopefully the huricane didn,t do damage. Anyone been in contack? Tom...
Sep 2, 2011
7 Part Youtube instruction series for Airolite Boat build project
Aug 14, 2011
Seat and thwart locations Snowshoe and Arrow 14s
I'm currently constructing a Snowshoe 14 and I'm a bit concerned about the placement of the seat(s) and thwarts. The Arrow 14 appears to have a better and more...
Aug 12, 2011
Free Classic !2 geodesic boat in Worthington Minnnesota
... Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 3:09 PM Hello: I have a Classic 12 geodesic frame boat that would weigh 20 pounds with shrunk polyester and all the...
Aug 11, 2011
Bruce T. Martens
New nimrod under construction
I needed some instant gratification so I built a 1/6 scale model out of balsa and covered it with tissue. Came out very nice and gives me something to look at...
Aug 9, 2011
New Kevlar Roving Source
I purchased a bunch of Kevlar 49 Roving and I am breaking it up for those who need some. I can sell it off by the foot or on 300 foot rolls. I listed on ebay...
Aug 9, 2011
Nimrod 12 Plans & kit
I purchased a plans and partial kit on here several months ago. I still plan to build but with my own design so I'm selling the plans and partial kit to the...
Jul 24, 2011
Fw: Cardboard Canoe
... From: Instructables <newsletter@...> Subject: Geodesic Play Dome, Keyboard Bling, Cardboard Canoe To: 2scott@... Date: Thursday,...
Jul 21, 2011
Classic 12 plans for sailing modification
You may not have gotten the entire plan set. I had a question about fitting the Classic 12 for sailing and recevied following reply on Mar 1, 2011 when asking...
Jul 18, 2011
classic 12 plans
hi all, i just joined this group and also just got the plans for the classic 12. my question: is there a sail plan sheet for these plans? or am i supposed to...
Jul 18, 2011
Build Videos Now Available on YouTube
Please check out the Airolite Canoe channel on YouTube where you will find the videos of the Nimrod build from the Boat Shop TV series. ...
Jul 14, 2011
Gorilla Glue's hyped advertising- Glue Advice
I keep hoping they will be sued for the claiming of the "worlds toughest glue". Like all moisture cured urethane glues, Gorilla glue is really a FOAM glue and...
Jun 19, 2011
Plywood Bottom Platt Boats
Has anyone in the group built one of the GA boats that calls for plywood to be fitted to the bottom? I am curious how that process is done and how to deal...
Jun 19, 2011
Nimrod Build Videos at http://www.youtube.
Please watch the videos from the Boat Shop TV series. A great resource for building your GA boat. Approx 80 minutes of helpful tips/tricks for building a GA...
Jun 12, 2011
Boat Shop Nimrod Canoe Build Video
I apologize to the entire list for dropping the ball on making the Boat Shop Nimrod Canoe Build video available. Work, family, etc just gets in the way. Good...
Jun 11, 2011
I bought a cheap iron to use on my 16 ft canoe. It had a heat surge just as I was finishing attaching the Dacron to gunwales. So, I now have a 2"x1/2" burn...
May 30, 2011
Just saying 'Hi'
Hi thought I should introduce myself before jumping in with questions or requests for info. I found the group via a comment on www.songofthepaddle
May 15, 2011
Bob Kay McIntosh
Snowshoe Lassie - ack - my keel is hogged already!
Hi all, I'm not sure how I hosed this up, and not sure whether the dacron/kevlar wrap process is intended to take this out (doubt it) but I'm about to hack off...
May 3, 2011
Hello everyone! New member to the group here. I've been browsing the group and learning a lot. I purchased the snowshoe 14 plans because I'd like to build...
Apr 22, 2011
Junior Whitehall Build Video's
I am putting video clips of my Junior Whitehall build on You Tube, so if anyone wants an early night, this should put them to sleep almost instantaneously!...
Apr 3, 2011
Rowing an Arrow 14?
I've been pondering a GA boat for some years now and am now just getting around to a place where I can think about actually doing it. My buddy has turned me...
Mar 8, 2011
I will get a dvd also. Lee Black...
Feb 25, 2011
How do I get a copy of the GA build-up process DVD? Thanks....
Feb 24, 2011
A mad idea on Whitehall Jr stringers
I know this would be a bit of an ask for either most peoples spoke shaving skills, or the steadying abilities of any lathe, but to stop the flat sides of the...
Feb 14, 2011
Adapting the Monfort method to other canoe plans
I have been wanting to build a light weight canoe for a long time and I just stumbled across this method. I have researched wood/canvas, wood/fiberglass,...
Feb 13, 2011
Kevlar Roving Questions
My Airolite RobRoy kayak is now 4 years old and I have it stripped down to the frame to be sanded, sealed and recovered. During construction I never was able...
Feb 12, 2011
Wood sizes for a Whitehall Jr
While I am waiting for my plans to get across the atlantic, can someone tell me the cross section sizes of the ribs etc. I have bent 13mm x 13mm old dried oak...
Feb 10, 2011
Boats on car roofs
Ok, so you have carefully strapped the boat to the cars roof.(Mine will be a Whitehall Jr.) What sort of cruising speed do you guys recommend for a safe trip? ...
Feb 10, 2011
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