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Pulling together some picts of my slowly-progressing Explorer 14 - folder is "KPW - Snowshoe Explorer 14." Finished gluing in the last gunwale block and added...
May 14, 2009
Bottom Stringer Twist?
Hi . . . new member here. I've started the Snowshoe 12 and have begun attaching the 3/8" square Sitka Spruce stringers. I've got the middle pair on (as well as...
May 12, 2009
Will someone share with me the recomended sizes for the Classic 12. It seems I read somewhere they are 1/2 x 3/8" but I want to be sure. I could go ahead and...
Apr 30, 2009
I need a boat for two on flat water. The arrow 14 or the snowshoe 14??? My wife would kinda like the kayak style but the arrow seems a little small? Who has...
Apr 26, 2009
Beau & Chris Schless
philly area builders
hello, i just joined the group. i am strongly considering building the the classic 12 and was wondering if there are any GA builders/boats in the the...
Apr 26, 2009
Which model ???
My wife and I (total 300 lbs ) want to paddel on mostly flat lake water. Do 2 people work fine on the arrow 14? Is the snowshoe 14 the better choice? She...
Apr 24, 2009
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Apr 15, 2009
Wood Species choices and selection parameters
I guess there are three main factors 1. resistance to rot 2. strength to weight, and-or resistance to cracking/splinterin
g ? ? ? 3. workability ( dont know...
Apr 11, 2009
Acceptabe Wood Options For Airolite Boat Kits
Would it be acceptable for me to use marine plywood exclusively for all of the wood requirements for the Airolite boat kits? . . . Would marine plywood work...
Mar 30, 2009
Snowshoe 14 stem and knee questions + question re glue
Dear all, I have my stations in place for my Snowshoe 14 and so I'm keen to start the boat building proper. Firstly I'm wondering why the plans specify spruce...
Mar 3, 2009
Aircraft Spruce reduced Dacron fabric weight from 3.7 oz. to 2.97 oz
I just ordered Dacron for a Snowshoe 12 from Aircraft Spruce and when I pointed out the descrepency in fabric weight between their catalog PDF and the website,...
Feb 25, 2009
Synthetic rib question.
Hi Everyone, I joined this group to listen in and to get some information before I build one of these, anyways, I was wondering if instead of wood, could you...
Feb 18, 2009
Wood Sources and Availability
I live in the Atlanta, Georgia USA area. Am not familiar with the assortment of woods that might be available from lumber companies other than Home...
Feb 16, 2009
How can I obtain heat shrink dacron (in Australia?)
Hi all, Thanks first for the replies regarding my question about the merits of Arrow vs Snowshoe. I have the plans for the Snowshoe 14 on their way down under....
Feb 16, 2009
Dacron in Australia
Hi Tim: Paul again..Evidently Yahoo thinks my answers to your post are spam.. So I'll repost a quick answer here. The summery is this... I agree with the...
Feb 14, 2009
sliding seat rowing rig
Hello All I would like to build a Snowshoe Explorer 14 and would like to add a sliding seat rowing rig as suggested in the design description. Does anyone know...
Feb 11, 2009
Snowshoe14 or Arrow 14 ?
Hi all, Just went to the Hobart Wooden Boat festival downunder in Tasmania. Was very inspired by a 14" Airolite built using our ancient huon pine and now want...
Feb 10, 2009
cam chat with mature redhead
Hi I was just wondering when you wanted to chat. I'm a large breasted 50 something redhead. I'm also quite large breasted lol I love chatting on the internet I...
Feb 4, 2009
Hypalon Coating - Any experience?
Hi - snoeshoe 14 is progressing. No ETA for launch - working on it as I get time. All ribs are in except for the three half-ribs at bow/stern. Went ahead...
Feb 4, 2009
Supplier of Dacron Fabric?
Does anyone know where in Europe (preferably The Netherlands)
I can buy Dacron Fabric suitable for canoes. Thank you...
Jan 30, 2009
Sliding Seat Plans?
I'm considering replacing the middler seat in my classic 10 with a sliding seat. If I remember correctly there were plans that came with the original plans....
Jan 30, 2009
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sc I found their two part urethane VERY interesting! (I have to connection with this...
Jan 30, 2009
Stem Joint Question
Yes Kurt, I would try to leave the angles of those stringers natural, because if you tried to curve them around... not only would you create added stress on...
Jan 11, 2009
Builders-might have designs too
I was considering the fact that most of us builders have ideas too. After all, if we can build another man's plans... can we not build our own plans too? ...
Jan 10, 2009
Boat storage, seats, edge glued boards in place of plywood
At my wife's suggestion, I stood my Classic 10 on its stern and pushed it against the wall of my 11'high garage wall. It fits perfectly and is very stable in...
Jan 8, 2009
Yahoo privacy intrusion
Sorry for the off-topic post, but I believe Yahoo users should know this: The following is not from me, but from a member of another group: I have received the...
Jan 3, 2009
Good afternoon folks: Finally, I have finished my Classic 12 (sailing rig not included). And yesterday, in the water it went. I've had a number of...
Dec 13, 2008
Choosing a canoe design
I am looking for the best design for my wife and me, approximate combined weight of about 300 lbs. We will be using it for casual day trips on Florida...
Dec 12, 2008
Happy Holidays to the Group
Just wanted to wish all on the list a happy holiday season. I hope all of you get a GA boat as a gift. If not a completed boat, maybe someone will give you...
Nov 28, 2008
Q about Paul's New Classic 12
Paul, I noticed the nice little dagger board you made for your Classic 12. Do you intend to make a step and mast too? If so, do they include those items in the...
Nov 6, 2008
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