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by curt1893
Tue May 29, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

Re: First-timer Can-Yak build

Thanks for the comment. Just as an update, with the warmer weather here in Georgia, I took out the Can-Yak for the first time this year. My wife came along, and we both fit in the modified cockpit. I had to put my legs through the front members some, but it left plenty of room for a second person. T...
by curt1893
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

Re: First-timer Can-Yak build

Been a while since I've posted, but I'm looking forward to getting the canyak out of storage and putting the finishing touches on it. As it turns out, I messed up during the build and put one of my members too far center. Plans said 56" from the stems, which for some reason I read as 5' 6" once and ...
by curt1893
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

Re: First-timer Can-Yak build

@Moeregaard Thanks for all of the help. I've been working hard the past couple of months and finally got it to a point where I could put it in the water. I still have a lot I need to do to get it looking pretty, but after fiber-glassing the bottom, I didn't want to wait any longer. This is the first...
by curt1893
Mon May 22, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

Re: First-timer Can-Yak build

So it has been a while since I've updated everyone on my progress. I've gotten past my issue with joints, mostly by putting lots of screws through anything that thinks about moving. It really started looking like a Frankenstein monster. I've got one side of panels installed. Hopefully I didn't mess ...
by curt1893
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Strength
Replies: 12
Views: 4893

Re: Epoxy Strength

See, I first thought I was getting the ratio wrong, but double checked that it was weight or volume 5:1. I didn't spring for the pumps but rather a digital kitchen scale.
by curt1893
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Strength
Replies: 12
Views: 4893

Re: Epoxy Strength

Yeah, that's the plan. So, before I read everyone's replies, I purchased a small tube of Loctite Epoxy glue. Now I have a much better understanding of what the consistency of adhesive should look like. It's like night and day to the smooth liquid epoxy+hardener.
by curt1893
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Strength
Replies: 12
Views: 4893

Re: Epoxy Strength

Thank you all for all of the comments. Pretty sure Vupilot hit it on the head, probably. For some reason, possibly assuming all epoxies are the same, I failed to notice any mentioning of fillers to create an adhesive. I just assumed that was for when you wanted to fill holes/gaps (something like woo...
by curt1893
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Strength
Replies: 12
Views: 4893

Epoxy Strength

So I've always heard that epoxy would be stronger than the wood when properly done, so I'm assuming that I'm doing something wrong. When I glued together my sheer and chine boards using a scarf joint, I put on West Marine epoxy and slow hardener (don't remember the exact numbers) and let it cure for...
by curt1893
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

Re: First-timer Can-Yak build

Mark, Yeah I can relate to that analogy. I tried a number of different methods to get a good scarf joint. First, I built a 90-degree fence like the one you showed in your photo. Mine was probably a bit weaker, but my saw is also smaller I think. The problem I ran into that was that I didn't have a g...
by curt1893
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Epoxy Cost
Replies: 8
Views: 4788

Re: Epoxy Cost

The ratio is something that caught me off guard at first as well. I was about to buy a quart of West Marine resin and a quart of West Marine slow hardener. Turns out it was a 5 resin : 1 hardener ratio. I probably would never use 32 oz of harder in my project (here's hoping, I'm terrible at mixing s...
by curt1893
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

Re: First-timer Can-Yak build

Hello everyone. I've made some more progress on my build. I have the two frames screwed and glued together and most of my other boards cut and joined. This is my first time using epoxy, so I was pretty nervous about mixing. It wasn't too bad, but I'm making a lot of waste. I don't think it will be a...
by curt1893
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

Re: First-timer Can-Yak build

Just an update. I cut another couple of pieces for the frames. Just wanted everyone to know that I'm still making slow progress. Once I have a things together I'll start taking some pictures to share. Thanks for all of the comments. I'm trying to do it as accurately as possible, but sometimes I forg...
by curt1893
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

Re: First-timer Can-Yak build

If I owned a router, I for sure would have cut the second frame piece using the first one. Once I cut I got the second one cut and shaved down, I just slapped them next to each other and decided that it was good enough. I image the shaping of the chine and sheer notches will make any differences eit...
by curt1893
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: First-timer Can-Yak build
Replies: 21
Views: 11618

First-timer Can-Yak build

Hello everyone. This is my introduction to the group. My name is Chris and I currently live just outside of Atlanta. This is my first build, but I have some experience in woodworking. I've built furniture, bookcases, and smaller things, but I've never tried taking on a boat before. I've had the Can-...
by curt1893
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Human Power
Topic: Any Can-Yak Builders Out There?
Replies: 20
Views: 13393

Re: Any Can-Yak Builders Out There?

Mark, Did you use a single 16' board for your chine and sheer or did you do some kind of joint? I've been reading a lot and I understand that you should do joints in flat parts of the boat, but ours have a continuous curve so I was concerned about using butt joints on the chine/sheer members. This c...

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