Re: [Cedar Strip Canoes] Re: Nimble Weed 12'6"
- Horse?? I would rather get her a new pair of shoes....
Anyway, we only rent here...someday we will be moving,
after the wife retires....Alaska or the middle of the
Adirondack's(ADK's.) I grew up around Booneville,
NY and Corbet, NY(Catskill's, my grandparents farm
was on the Delaware river)...still miss the north
Anyway, my mother had a pacemaker put in yesterday, soo
no work on the boat...
At 11:46 AM 4/6/2010, you wrote:
>Pick up the wife could you not get here a horse,James Marco, Computer Operations Manager & Desktop Support
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>> Hi all,
>> OK, The hull faired pretty well, once I moved the station on the form.
>> I laid a couple strips in, getting ready to lay the rest. Over this week, I hope
>> to get the rest of the strips on, but it is tough at a couple hours per day.
>> Semi-retired is not all it is cracked up to be. After I get home and
>> eat lunch, on get about 2 hours to work on the boat before I have to go
>> pick up the wife, again. Still, at 2 hours per day, I should be done by the
>> week end. I hope the epoxy and fiberglass get here by then.
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- Hi All,
Since the wet down, I have made the needed mods to the
boat and completed it.
1) Twisting in winds
Solved by adding thwarts.
3 UL thwarts were used. 3oz, 5oz and 2oz respectively.
The center thwart is also used as the seat back.
2) Added front and rear hand grips (~1oz each)
3) Added a seat back frame (9 strips, plus screws ~ 4oz)
My sleeping pad will serve as a seat cushion. 4 layers
of interlocking foam, about 2 1/2" total thickness. One layer
of foam is flipped up for the seat back, 5 layers total. No
weight is added here since the cushion doubles as a sleeping
4) Added another layer of fiberglass to the bottom center
More to help take up any wear, scratching, etc (~14"x9'6"
at about 12oz including epoxy.) It will also add some stiffness.
5) Varnished the boat (about a 1/2 pint of spar varnish...more
for UV protection. Calling this ~3oz)
6) Added 1/8" rope(with the center strands drawn out) skid plates
at about 1/2oz
7) Added a front & rear spray deck out of PU coated nylon at
10oz (including mounting hardware - aluminum & nylon straps.)
I was going to modify the tarp for spray decks, but started worrying
about safety. The extra material, guy lines, tie-offs, etc started to look like
catches and a general annoyance. Better to have them specific to the
boat, in the case of a rollover.
Soo, for all the additions and mods, the weight adds about
2#7-1/2. The total weight was ~21 1/4 pounds. Sorry, I don't have an
accurate scale in that range so this will vary a bit, +- 1/2 pound.
I finished the paddle. 8' 2-1/2", a hollow cedar shaft wrapped in
fiberglass, touring blades at 18"x6-3/4". It weighs 27oz.
So, including the life vest, the whole outfit for the Northern Forest
Canoe Trail weighs <25 pounds. This is the allotted weight. Next week
end, I will off on the trail for about 5 weeks. I do not like the thought of
being in Black Flies for the first week or two... I should be back sometime
My thoughts only . . .