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Free strongback in Seattle
I've got a 12 foot long strongback that I built for my Classic 12 a few years ago. It has been sitting out in the weather but I think is still serviceable....
Dec 28, 2011
Classic questions: suitability, sailing performance, hiking
Hi all, I've build a Snowshoe in the past and am gearing up for my next project: a sailboat. I'm leaning toward a classic 12 or 14. I have a couple questions: ...
Dec 27, 2011
seats and seating ideas
Hello, I was going to build a Nimrod, but as I was getting ready one popped up on craigslist nearby that I could not resist. I'd built a cedar strip canoe...
Dec 16, 2011
Nimrod Boat Build Notes
I just finished building a Nimrod and thought that possibly some of my thoughts would be useful to future builders. It's a great little boat and my wife has...
Dec 8, 2011
I am finding the hardest part is in picking which boat to build. Can anybody tell me what the difference is between the arrow 14 and the snowshoe 14. while I...
Nov 21, 2011
Coming up on 5 years
I just realized that it was almost 5 years ago when I started this group. We are almost 600 members strong. I have not yet started my boat but someday soon I...
Nov 19, 2011
Experience with recovering?
My Classic 10' has gone through 6 years of being beaten up, and it's time for a recovering job. I store the boat on a balloon tire wheely cart (the boat rests...
Oct 25, 2011
Fw: Shrinkwrap your boat yourself & Save
... From: Jamestown Distributors <info@...> Subject: Shrinkwrap your boat yourself & Save Deal Of The Week More Deals Shrinkfast 998 Heat...
Sep 13, 2011
To be honest I dont think there can be any wrong coverings, the different choices simply carry different characteristics costs and levels of difficulty in...
Sep 9, 2011
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
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