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by galamb
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: 1st timer. Boat for Camping?
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: 1st timer. Boat for Camping?

Well, if you are hauling a trailer unless you want to haul two trailers (and I see that quite often when fishing in Northern Ontario) you will want a "car topper". I would be inclined to build a nice cedar strip canoe. Easy on/off the vehicle and is usually enough if you are out simply for a weekend...
by galamb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Cantley, Quebec
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Hello from Cantley, Quebec

Welcome aboard.

There is a few good suppliers of boat building supplies in Canada and actually a couple of good sources for marine plywood at a decent price in Quebec (Montreal) and some decent wood suppliers in the Ottawa area - so you shouldn't have trouble finding materials.
by galamb
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: 41st Ottawa ACBS show
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: 41st Ottawa ACBS show

Well that sucks - never heard about the show and I only live 25 kms south of Westport.

Could have come up and cheered you on :)

Congrats.
by galamb
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Inlays on S&G Kayack
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Inlays on S&G Kayack

If you are going for a clear finish, so likely a 4oz cloth over top of your wood you could simply use some veneer to make your decorations, epoxy them to your panels and then go over the whole thing with the cloth. (effectively making the veneer a decal) The veneer would be a little proud, but you c...
by galamb
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Outside build
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: Outside build

The year following those pics I did "beef up" the tent somewhat. I fixed 4x8 sheets of 1/4" chipboard to the sides and added some straps between the roof poles (to try and keep them from sagging. But it really was a jury rig kinda set-up. Like I said, had I of set up the frame and added some 2x3's o...
by galamb
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Outside build
Replies: 7
Views: 1236

Re: Outside build

I'm a couple hundred miles north of you in Eastern Ontario. I built one in "one of these". glue job 2.jpg Did it work? Yes. Would I do it again? NO. Was constantly at the mercy of the weather, the wind, humidity. So while "it worked" I estimate it easily took me three or four times as long to comple...
by galamb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mahogany Planking over Plywood Skin
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Re: Mahogany Planking over Plywood Skin

On my last build I put 1/4" mahogany strips over 1/4" plywood to (make up) my 1/2" sides - over that I put 4oz cloth and clear finished. On my current build which calls for 1/4" sides (3/8" optional) with 3/8" bottom - all plywood, I plan on using 3mm plywood covered with 1/4" bead/cove Western Red ...
by galamb
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Toronto Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 596

Re: Hello From Toronto Canada

Toronto is a decent place to be for building supplies.

Noah's Marine on Six Point Road (Etobicoke) is one of the premier suppliers of everything boatbuilding in all of Canada.
by galamb
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Stretch a Coronado
Replies: 6
Views: 3564

Re: Stretch a Coronado

Since it states to duplicate frame 1 you can be sure the designer "knows" this will work. I stretched my last build by adding an additional frame (also frame one - different boat however/Cuddy Sport). In that design the hull was quite straight between the transom and frame 2, so simply adding anothe...
by galamb
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Naming your boat, bad luck?
Replies: 12
Views: 1583

Re: Naming your boat, bad luck?

I say name away.

But I also used Black Walnut for all my floor timbers on my last boat, so maybe my opinion should be held in low regard :)
by galamb
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Seeking Information & Assistance
Replies: 21
Views: 2797

Re: Seeking Information & Assistance

24 feet is a lot of boat to build - I did one myself. 9 years back we (myself and the wife) started building the Cuddy Sport (my first complete build save a couple stripper canoes - certainly my first "major" build) which, by spec, is a 24' walk-around cuddy. We stretched it to 25'8" which was allow...
by galamb
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: GPS Theft Device
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: GPS Theft Device

There are few systems such as "Lojack" that could provide that service (one time $700 to $1000 equipment/set-up, but limited coverage to major population areas, so if your boat ends up in a "non-coverage area" it becomes part of that 10% never recovered). There is also the DIY versions where you bas...
by galamb
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Screw thread pitch on wood screws
Replies: 2
Views: 5448

Re: Screw thread pitch on wood screws

Wood screws thread pitch "should" be uniform a given screw size. So as an example a #8 wood screw has 15 threads per inch, a #10 should have 13 threads per inch etc. Where you will run into variances is with "specialty" (for lack of a better term) wood screws. You have deck screws, flooring screws, ...
by galamb
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member from Ottawa, ON, Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 1466

Re: New member from Ottawa, ON, Canada

Welcome to the forum. Being in Ottawa you have a pretty decent source for wood and epoxy nearby. There is a place in Manotick called The Wood Source (out on Mitch Owens Road). They carry marine plywood, white oak, douglas fir, a few types of mahogany and the entire line of West System products (epox...
by galamb
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Speed and Performance
Topic: Fuel economy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1937

Re: Fuel economy?

There is always exceptions to the (rule), but in general when talking "marine engine" you will burn about 10% of the horsepower, in gallons per hour if your run at/near full throttle. So if you run a 30 horse at full tilt you burn 3 gallons per hour - at "whatever" speed that gives you. If I run my ...