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39;s Supply Premium Thin Kerf Combination Saw
Boy, this looks like a nice blade! Everybody see this? Beau Schless NOTEbookS Library Automation (978) 443-2996 http://www.rasco.
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May 10, 2010
Well, I guess I'm not really a newbie, I have been a lurker for about a year. I finally took the plunge the other day and ordered the plans and the partial kit...
May 5, 2010
Sailing rig for Classic 12
I was very fortunate to acquire a used Classic 12. Unforetunately, It did not have a mast and sail. I was thinking of adapting an old windsurfer mast and sail...
May 4, 2010
Questions about Snowshoe 14
I'm working on my first Snowshoe 14 and I had a few mistakes that I hope won't bite me later on when I put the boat in the water: Here are the issues: 1) When...
May 3, 2010
More on the Black Fly dinghy
I finally launched the Black Fly today. I've added photos, comments, etc at www.sintacha.
May 1, 2010
Bob & Kay
Glue Question : Snowshoe 14
I noticed that the instructions for the Snowshoe 14 calls out for Epoxy. I found a Type 1 water resistant Wood Glue called Titebond III. Has anyone tried...
Apr 28, 2010
Stems and forms are in place and I am about to get started. However, I have been unable to find suitable spruce, doug fir, etc. so I am planning to use...
Apr 27, 2010
Layout for classic 12
I started a photo album: "Hajo
39;s classic 12" to document my build. Right now I only have the layout of the stations on one sheet of plywood. I'm pretty busy at...
Mar 30, 2010
"Black Fly" progress
I've added a photo album called "Black Fly" to the Yahoo photos section, showing a bit of progress made. For those interested, there's a more detailed series...
Mar 30, 2010
Xynole over Dacron?
Hi, Work progresses slowly on the Black Fly due to the spring re-fit progressing rapidly on the 'mothership
39;. As my 'Fly is going to see some rough usage on...
Mar 28, 2010
right snowshoe for two heavy guys
good evening, I am planing to build a snowshoe for some daytrips on austrian rivers next summer but I am uncertain of the size. Load will be two guys with...
Mar 20, 2010
New Guy, part deaux
Sorry, finger slipped. I just received my plans for the Arrow 14. I'm going to make a strongback after I clean out my garage - anyone looking to buy a 1976...
Mar 10, 2010
Hi all; my name's Steve, I usually sign-off as mccorpsman....
Mar 9, 2010
Has anyone from Michigan built one of these boats?? Sounds like a good project to get me thru the winter blahs......Randy...
Feb 19, 2010
Black Fly building log.
For those interested, I'm keeping a running log of the construction process of the Black Fly on my blog at http://www.sintacha
.com Meanwhile, I ordered the...
Feb 3, 2010
Glue Problems: stringers to ribs.
I lifted the Black Fly off the molds ... what a light-weight thing of beauty she is! However, I used Gorilla Glue to tab the ribs to the stringers, and several...
Jan 27, 2010
(poor) stability of snowshoe 14
Hi all, Launched my Snowshoe14 two days ago with champagne and friends along to admire etc. It was a fun affair and a great way to end my first journey into...
Jan 25, 2010
"Black Fly" pram dinghy under construction.
I finally dug out my plans, assembled some materials, and got to work. Using materials I had in stock, I'm up to the stage where I have to start bending ribs. ...
Jan 22, 2010
How Time Flies When Building a Boat
Can you believe that its been just over three years since this group was started and now we have almost 500 members. That puts a smile on my face. I know...
Jan 17, 2010
snow shoe 14
Have finnished mine, found to be too tippy with 2 people, it is fine with one person sitting in the center. Have built a set of small pontoons that seem to...
Jan 14, 2010
comparing airolite to Dreamcatcher boats
Has anyone compared the Airolite and Dreamcatcher boats? Both look really good to me, and am interested in if anyone has compare the two. Thanks. Rob in...
Dec 25, 2009
Hello I am new to this group. I have never built a boat before but I have much experience with woodworking and creating intricate artifacts. I am considering...
Dec 7, 2009
Hi guys, couple of questions: 1. The kevlar from aircraft spruce do you triple it before using? 2. Approx how much tention do you pull on it while installing? ...
Dec 1, 2009
Green Ash or White Oak in PA?
Does anyone know where to purchase green ash or green white oak in PA for ribs (Snowshoe 14)? I anticipated this would be easy, but it's turned out not to be....
Dec 1, 2009
Rushton canoe Monfort style
If anyone's interested in seeing a non-Monfort design built using his construction method, I've posted some pictures of my nearly complete canoe. Back in the...
Nov 30, 2009
Has anyone in Michigan built one of these boats?...
Nov 25, 2009
Covering Fabrics etc: Alternative Suppliers in UK / Europe
Good Evening All I am considering building a Classic 12 for use on the local rivers and in Christchurch Harbour here on the south coast of England. However,...
Nov 1, 2009
a recent request for suppliers got me to thinking. if you have a local sailmaking shop, check with them. hard core racing boats wear out their sails and...
Nov 1, 2009
You've received a private message from a friend!
I read your profile today, I thought I would drop you a line and hope to become your friend! Check my personal page here: ...
Sep 27, 2009
After reading about and worrying about building a steam generator for the ribs for my Arrow 14 I decided to try the soaking option. Worked like a dream! Since...
Sep 26, 2009
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