Bob, I used 1/2 ply for the stations as well as ply and pine for the strongback - Can t figure out how Platt made an accurate boat using all of the cardboardMessage 1 of 44 , Nov 8, 2011View SourceBob, I used 1/2" ply for the stations as well as ply and pine for the strongback - Can't figure out how Platt made an accurate boat using all of the cardboard - I'm also using meranti mahogany for all of the longitudinals with oak for the ribs - Used to live in Port Townsend so have been spoiled by the wood treasures at Edensaw - No spruce was available so mahogany is still very light and straight grained - Would be great to see your boat sometime -Clever idea on the stations - I'll consider that and see if it is still possible given the stage I'm in -Appreciate your response -Peter
From: Bob Kay McIntosh <bkmcintosh@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 8:31 PM
Subject: RE: [Airolite_Boats] Coming up on 5 years
Peter… when I built the stations I made a vertical cut from top to bottom on each of the stations, then used a piece of scrap plywood and screwed them back together, then built the framework. To remove the stations I simply unscrewed each piece of ply on each of the stations ( now each station consists of two pieces) and stacked them in the corner to be used again -- made the stations out of ply. BobHi Bob, I have a question or three regarding the Classic 12 I am currently building - Just laid the keel and gunwales, should have the stringers completed tomorrow - I'm building it in my shop in Olympia - My immediate concern is once the ribs are placed is how to remove it from the mold while keeping the stations, strongback and braces intact- My thought is to cut a verticle line at each lower stringer mark so that the boat can be lifted vertically - What was your experience - I would like to make more than one boat and thus keep the stations and all intact -Peter Leach, OlympiaFrom: Bob Kay McIntosh <bkmcintosh@...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 7:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Airolite_Boats] Coming up on 5 yearsNearly finished with a Classic 12… Bob McIntosh, Renton, WAI 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 will have the time to get started.
As inspiration I would like to know how many in the group have completed or are currently building a GA boat.
Joel in Minneapolis
Hi Scott! The stoves are great, no question. I don t use one. They re especially good when cooking vs. cooking over an open fire. The fire was just for warmthMessage 44 of 44 , Nov 19, 2011View SourceHi Scott!
The stoves are great, no question. I don't use one. They're especially good when cooking vs. cooking over an open fire. The fire was just for warmth for me so open fire is ok.
Tent or some sort of shelter is necessary this time of year here. Its very wet with frequent rain. I use a small tent.
AaronSent from my BlackBerryFrom: 2scott@...Sender: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.comDate: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:00:22 -0000To: <Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com>ReplyTo: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.comSubject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Recent trip in my Arrow 14
Do you burn your wood in an open fire pit or did you bring
any kind of collapsable stove ? The stoves consume much
less wood and make your wood go a lot farther.
Also, did you bring a small tent or did you sleep in the open ?
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> Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2011 1:52:28 PM
> Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Recent trip in my Arrow 14
> Hey all!
> Just thought you all might enjoy the pics and notes from this trip I just finished. Â Since finishing my boat I've wanted to take it on a trip to see how it is to actually use compared to my other boats. Â
> This was a solo trip through a park here in Ontario named Killarney. Â 50+ kilometers total over 3 days with almost 7 km. of portaging. Â Didn't baby the boat, but brought duct tape expecting to need it. Â Ran it up on beaches, on rocks also while fully loaded (this accidentally!) and dragged over beaver dams. Â Driving with it on my car has always worried me especially when in windy conditions. Â Over 900 kilometers of driving on this trip, almost half in super windy crosswind conditions, at normal highway speeds. Â All this without any damage whatsoever beyond paint scuffs. Â The fabric (only single layer on my boat) is fine. Â I'm very impressed!!
> Pictures and comments here.
> Cheers all!
> P.S. If I get a chance I'll post a pic of the hull bottom, including the worst of the scrapes, soon.