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    Kids Pirogue

    Thicker plywood would work. Also, the ribs I first suggested if wider or more of them would add more strength and weight. An experiment you might try would be fiberglass cloth adhered with Titebond III instead of epoxy. Maybe a 4 inch wide strip of plywood and fiberglass to compare to a 4...
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    Kids Pirogue

    Reinforcement on the interior will add more stiffness than the same on the exterior as water, rock, or logs pushing against the bottom will be trying to stretch the interior and most reinforcement materials are stronger in tension than compression. Fiberglass on the inside would provide the...
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    Kids Pirogue

    I would be tempted to try ribs on the inside of the bottom. Run them between the frames, one down the center and one or two on either side parallel to the center rib. Maybe 5/16" thick for the center rib and 1/4" for the others. 3/4" or 1" wide of cedar, cypress, or yellow pine.
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    Building a square stern pirogue strip, stitch and glue

    I find using diagonal cutters to remove the brad nails works very well. Grip the brad right against the wood, then twist the cutters sideways to pull the brad. It doesn't take much grip to hold the brad against slipping and the cutters release the brad easily. For long brads the cutters...
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    Technical Info About Plywood types

    Do you have a table saw? Saying that using spacers would make the gunwale too wide seems like you don't but making strips from 1x12's indicates you do. If you have a table saw you can cut strips to a width of your choice. Using spacers between the gunwale and the hull would be easier than...
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    No Plans SS&G, No Plans, 3rd Try

    Getting ready to put tile in the master bathroom. Put down heat mats yesterday.
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    Boat Value?

    If it were being sold to an individua l, it would be worth more than you could ever get for it. Twice the cost of materials would let you continue building as many as you want but will not leave much for wages though it could keep a retired geezer busy doing something he loves if he can...
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    No Plans SS&G, No Plans, 3rd Try

    The pictures are now showing at the bottom of post 1 and enlarge when I click on them. Great looking boat.
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    No Plans SS&G, No Plans, 3rd Try

    Thanks, I will watch for them.
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    No Plans SS&G, No Plans, 3rd Try

    What happened to the pictures? I would like to see this one.
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    SOF help
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    boat weight

    Fiberglass on the exterior adds a LITTLE protection against scraping damage and punctures. Fiberglass on the inside adds a lot of protection against punctures and fractures because during force applied on the outside the fiberglass on the interior is under tension. P.S. Fiberglass on the...
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    Help... my bottom's looking dodgy and my varnish won't dry!

    From what I've read on the Woodenboat forum, seedtick had the answer. Scotchbrite and soapy water should be used to remove amine blush and then a clear water rinse. I have no idea on the timing for amine blush, but I am fairly sure it varies with the brand of epoxy and the temperature and...
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    Uncle John's Plans

    The link above is no longer valid. is correct as of today.
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    Best Bottom Protection/Maybe?

    Was an aspiring aviator. The first web forum I ever signed up for was rec.crafts.aviation/ultralights, but never managed to carry through with that.
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    Best Bottom Protection/Maybe?

    Have not seen a garvey site, but have looked at one sites that had 4 different lengths and a site that had one. Started with a 4x8 sheet cut a v at the front that was 2 feet long and 6" wide at the end. Printed that out and cut up a coke cardboard case for a model. Gave it a shallow v of...
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    Best Bottom Protection/Maybe?

    Have one bought plan, a DK15 that I may actually build someday. Also want to build a couple of canoes, a 14' Puddleduck SOF and a 16-17 foot cedar stripper. However I think the first will probably be an 8' garvey that I drew up plans for. Made some alterations to the drawings today, am at the...
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    Best Bottom Protection/Maybe?

    Would the rockite, graphite, epoxy mix be suitable directly to bare wood or is priming or fiberglassing required underneath.