Is the west systems epoxy, cloth and hardener better than raka systems epoxy ,cloth and hardner????? There is a large price differance. Just spent alot of time and love striping my canoe hull and want to make sure that I have asked all the right questions
I saw on U J site that Old Sparkey had at one time built one. It's a very nice looking Pirogue. I went to see the six pages of construction and wasn't able to bring them up. Would there be a chance on seeing them ? And was that Redwood Kiln dried? One more question. What is the ideal length...
I don't have a problem about building one, I have been building things with wood for forty years. I just was wondering if anyone had more input on the style as I like them all and I would like it to be as lite as I can get it without sacrificing strength. Oh come on Old Sparky you must have a...
I really enjoyed building a pirogue. Now its on to a canoe for a winter project. been doing some research and was looking at 1) The Wee Lassie 2) Wee Lassie Two 3)Wee Robbie 4)Rob Roy 5)Wee Vera. I'm 220# and 5' 8" 63 yrs. Any ideas???? I have lots of time as its still May
After the boat has had the saturation coat and it has been glassed, then one more coat was applied. How many more coats are typical and can they be applied after accent stripes have bee painted on with latex paint?
Thanks I'm just used to doing fiberglass with a chopper gun making shower stalls and truck campers. That stuff kicks off in about two hrs. i thought I had mixed it wrong. But I checked it this morning and it had set up. Thanks for the input I'm sure these questions get asked all the time
I have a question. I just put a coat of epoxy on as a penetrating coat,I mixed it two to one as I was to do and I thinned it with acetone to a water like consistancy. How long should it be before it gets hard?????
Does any one have anything to say about graphite power for the bottom ?? Down to final sand. Ordered glass and epoxy. Fitting small decks for the ends. Already thinking about the next one. Being a finish carpenter for 35 yr. it went fast and farely tight and looking not bad for no plans . Any...
Thanks for the replys and info. I'm going with it the way it is. I will see how it goes and make adjustments on the next one. Up loaded my pic's to that site but didn't work out how to get them on this site. Thanks ks
The boat I'm building is 13' 6" At the mid ship it's 24" on the bottom and 33 1/2" at the top This seems to have produced quit a rocker By the way Hi everyone this looks to be a very fun and informative site Any and all help would be nice as I have done this with no plans just pictures.