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streching and shortening?
Is there any problems in streching or shortening the Gaboats? I was thinking od building a 8 - 10% shorter version of the Westport Dinghy 8. Yes, I know its...
Sep 9, 2010
Snow Shoe Explorer 14 Partial Kit, Plans, and Clampits for sale
Hello! I while back I purchased a Snow Shoe Explorer 14 partial kit, plans, and a pack of clampits. It is now clear that I won't have the time to build the...
Sep 6, 2010
Hello builders, I have started building the Arrow 14 in my basement. I chose this design for several reasons, mostly because the window in my basement is 32" x...
Sep 6, 2010
Snowshoe 14 Pics
Hi Group, Here are pics of my snowshoe 14 build: http://www.flickr.
olite/ Enjoy, Travis...
Aug 27, 2010
Method for bow/stern lines for transport
Hi Folks, Generally, I only use straps on the factory racks on my Highlander for transport around town. Recently, my family and I took about a four-hour road...
Aug 24, 2010
Black Fly Pram
We attended the 10th Annual PNW Albin Vega Rendezvous recently, and I took the GA Black Fly as a tender. It was a pleasure to lift it on and off the fore deck,...
Aug 4, 2010
Mahogany for ribs
I have a fairly large sized piece of 6/4 honduran mahogany. Would this be suitable for ribs on a Geodesic boat?...
Jul 28, 2010
What determines the load?
Construction method, materials, boat design? I'm assuming all three play a role but what is the major factor. I'm sure if you have been reading the group the...
Jul 28, 2010
Durable enough for boundary waters?
Are the Snowshoe 16 or 18 durable enough for Boundary water trips? Does anyone use either of these models for tripping? If you do, have you made any...
Jul 23, 2010
Arrow 14 for photography
Hi all. (This is my first post here.) I am interested in building a geodesic for the prime purpose of getting out on flat water for photography. So stability...
Jul 19, 2010
Best coating wood structure
Has anybody had really good experience with a coating for the wood structure of your Airolite Boat. What are the thoughts on Tongue Oil or boiled linseed oil?...
Jul 17, 2010
Other activities (read SWMBO's lists) have prevented me from really spending time on this project. I have ripped/planed all the wooden parts to final...
Jun 27, 2010
coating over dacron
Hello i have been reading this site for a while and this is my first post. I am building a classic 10. I have been wondering what to coat the dacron with. I...
Jun 9, 2010
Black Fly test sail
I took the Black Fly out for it's first sail today and all went well. There's a bit of video and a couple of pictures at http://www.sintacha
.com She'll get...
Jun 6, 2010
Has anyone used Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer on all the wood parts prior to assembly and/or kevlar and dacron covering. I would think that it would protect...
Jun 6, 2010
The frame for my arrow 14 is nearly complete and I am planning to try the second-layer-
of-dacron experiment suggested on the plans. Has anyone in the group...
Jun 2, 2010
Wood for Snowshoe Lassie
This morning, I went to two sawmills in Pennsylvania and got a beautiful piece of green ash 2"x 8" -8'and a piece of air dried poplar 1"x 8"-12
39;. I already...
May 11, 2010
Stringer material for Snowshoe Lassie
I went to Lowes and Home Depot the other day to look at their 2x12-16'
s to use as stringers, etc. I was not impressed; a lot of knots and warp. I noticed in...
May 11, 2010
Fw: BRAND NEW: Woodworker
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.
com ... From:...
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
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