Sorry, brain short out! The Wa apa was from Frank Baedke, Story City, Iowa that came in 2011. It is indeed blue and white and is a shunting canoe as far asMessage 1 of 12 , Mar 24View SourceSorry, brain short out! The Wa'apa was from Frank Baedke, Story City, Iowa that came in 2011. It is indeed blue and white and is a shunting canoe as far as described! I can send you Frank's contact information if it will help you. I have some other friends who built Wa'apas too besides Hajo, although Hajo's may be biggest?E-mail direct and I will send you some contacts?Jackie MoniesFrom: Hajo Smulders <hajosmulders@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 24, 2013 10:39 AM
Subject: Re: [sailing_canoes] Re: Joining .Different methods: Some people use transfer paper, some people glue the patterns on and then just saw through them. I'm pretty comfortable with offsets so I don't use patterns.My Wa'apa was yellow and white with a white polytarp junk rig. It is being used by a youth sailing program in Florida right now.Full size plans are just easier to read. I frame them afterwards. I also consider it a way to reward the designer. (I have an alcoholic friend who is a very good car mechanic. Sometimes he has financial problems. When that happens I have him do some work on one of our cars. Helps him out and doesn't embarras him. I believe in buying people's services as a thank you, to help them out with dignity etc...)I don't remember the construction photos. There are a lot of them on the web so you probably don't need them.
“The reason you haven’t felt it is because it doesn’t exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons.” (D. Draper)On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 4:26 PM, ke5ufg <ke5ufg@...> wrote:One of the reason I have not ordered the patterns is that I do not understand how to transfer them to the wood. Making measurements and drawing the lines with a batten seems easier to me in my mind. I have no experience either way. I am sure there is an easy way like maybe some type of transfer paper but I cant think of it.
Did you build the blue Wa'apa with the shunting rig?
I am still considering purchasing the plans. What is it about the full size plans that makes it easier?
I read on his site that the full size plans come with some construction photo's. Did they help make things easier to understand?
was there other information not found in the book that made things easier?--- In mailto:sailing_canoes%40yahoogroups.com, Hajo Smulders <hajosmulders@...> wrote: > > You can build a boat from the book. > Full size plans are recommended though. On the cost of the project, they > don't add much. They make things much easier. You help support a very nice > craftsman (who will help you out regardless of whether you buy plans from > him or not. He's just that kind of guy). > And they make great framed posters once your build is done! > > Hajo > -- > "The reason you haven't felt it is because it doesn't exist. What you call > love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons." (D. Draper) > >> On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 3:11 PM, ke5ufg <ke5ufg@...> wrote: > > > **> > > > > > I do not know what your skill level is or experience. If you have little > > experience like me, then I suggest "Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes" by > > Gary Dierking. > > > > http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/garyd/ > > > > I am just starting to build the Wa'apa from his book. I did not order the > > full size patterns and plans. The book appears to be thorough enough to > > complete the build without them. I will see as the project progresses. > > > > I have corresponded with Gary through e-mail and on yahoo groups. He is a > > very nice guy and willing to answer questions. > > > > Abraham > >
One thing I must agree with Jackie with: If there were only one group I d subscribe to it would be dwforum. Not to disparage this group, or any of the multipleMessage 1 of 12 , Mar 24View SourceOne thing I must agree with Jackie with:If there were only one group I'd subscribe to it would be dwforum.Not to disparage this group, or any of the multiple others I subscribe to, but dwforum is the most general boat building, boat using group I know.BTW: Jackie: are you doing the FL120 this year? I'm going for luxury for the first time: I'm taking the typhoon. (I considered building a skin on frame bufflehead for Scott Widmier's 'contest', but then decided that I have too much work to do on the boat I live on, to get him ready for the weekly Wednesday can races here in Charleston.)Also: Never heard how the engine I sold to you guys did. Hope it is working out for you!Hajo
“The reason you haven’t felt it is because it doesn’t exist. What you call love was invented by guys like me, to sell nylons.” (D. Draper)
When Hajo mentioned the boat plans, I confused him with someone on a different group that spoke highly of the boat plans for beginners. Not that it mattersMessage 1 of 12 , Mar 25View SourceWhen Hajo mentioned the boat plans, I confused him with someone on a different group that spoke highly of the boat plans for beginners. Not that it matters but I think he was in Hawaii. His was a blue and white shunting Wa'apa and in his pictures he had his young daughter and wife.
I got some lines on one sheet of plywood this weekend. I cringed pounding nails through the plywood for the battens but I figure the holes will be covered with the chine and gunwales and the two inch lap of fiberglass I will be doing on the bottom.
I am thinking since the bow and stern are identical, and since I already measured, marked, and poked wholes in one sheet, that I might just stack the two sheets together and dimple the bottom sheet through the nail wholes that are already in the top sheet. This way they should be pretty close to being exactly the same.
I also thought about clamping the two sheets together and cutting through both at the same time with a skill saw and panel blade. I am hesitant on this idea as I do not know how bad it will splinter, how difficult it might be to keep them both clamped together, and how the bottom sheet will behave.
If I do this idea, I will cut wide and leave plenty of room to block plain or sand to the line afterwords.
--- In email@example.com, Michael Monies <m_monies@...> wrote:
> Hajo you are one of the nicest people I know.Â Someday I hope to meet you! I always tell people that the way they can repay the great designers who inspire and help us is to buy a set of plans, a book, take a course, pay for a CD or video, it is small payment for all they contribute to us.
> I think the blue and white w'aapa may be Frank Bender's?Â From Iowa? We had one to come to Sail OK in 2011 I believe and I think it was Franks.Â His was a shunting canoe I believe, had a tiller and rudder on stern.
> Love, Jackie Monies