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17' Stitch & Glue Canoe

Post by Tablab22 on Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:01 pm

Hi Joel, I would like to order the epoxy and tape for construction of my canoe from you.  My plans don't give me a material list for those items so I was hoping you could help.  I am attaching a photo of the mid section so you can see how many joins I will have.  Each side piece has three tape joins as well. OK, I need help. I don't know how to post a photo. The canoe has nine stitch joins long ways and is 17' long. I plan to call you Friday to place my order.
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Post by Admin - Shine on Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:50 am

Tablab22 wrote:Hi Joel, I would like to order the epoxy and tape for construction of my canoe from you.  My plans don't give me a material list for those items so I was hoping you could help.  I am attaching a photo of the mid section so you can see how many joins I will have.  Each side piece has three tape joins as well.  OK, I need help. I don't know how to post a photo.  The canoe has nine stitch joins long ways and is 17' long.  I plan to call you Friday to place my order.
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I can certainly help. You can email pictures to joel@gulfstreamcomposites.com phone is 772.633.7923
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Post by Admin - Shine on Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:19 pm

sorry I missed your call yesterday afternoon. I will give you a call first thing monday (or you can call me if thats better) and we will get it rolling

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Post by Tablab22 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 10:27 pm

Thanks Joel, I'll call tomorrow.  I picked up some 1/2" MDF and laid out the stations and marked the pieces out.  I am using the MDF as templates for routering the pieces out of marine ply.  The plan calls for four pieces of each part. I figure this way they will all be exactly the same.  It took me two hours to layout, cut and sand the edges of my templates.

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Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:32 am

I am using the MDF as templates for routering the pieces out of marine ply.  The plan calls for four pieces of each part. I figure this way they will all be exactly the same.  It took me two hours to layout, cut and sand the edges of my templates.

thats a good idea and worth the time.







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Post by Tablab22 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:16 pm

Joel I received my order yesterday. Thanks very quick shipping.

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Post by Tablab22 on Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:34 pm

I spent four hours on Saturday cutting out all the pieces and routed them using my templates. I then epoxied the four pieces per length together. The epoxy was very easy to use. Hindsight, I wish I had a small amount of medium hardener, the slow hardener took six hours before the pieces could be flipped for me to do the other side. Sunday morning I cut the mold stations and assembled a jig to stitch the canoe. After a couple of hours the canoe was stitched. Next week ends adventure will be filleting and taping. It is very satisfying to see it take shape. I can only imagine the thrill of completing a skiff.

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Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:18 am

Tablab22 wrote:I spent four hours on Saturday cutting out all the pieces and routed them using my templates.  I then epoxied the four pieces per length together.  The epoxy was very easy to use.  Hindsight, I wish I had a small amount of medium hardener, the slow hardener took six hours before the pieces could be flipped for me to do the other side.  Sunday morning I cut the mold stations and assembled a jig to stitch the canoe.  After a couple of hours the canoe was stitched. Next week ends adventure will be filleting and taping.  It is very satisfying to see it take shape.  I can only imagine the thrill of completing a skiff.

That's great!  I got the pictures and will post them for you.  Is a very rewarding step to see the hull shape "appear"  Very Happy

Question: What wood are you using? Looks like fir, have any issue twisting it up at the bow?


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Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:26 am

here is a gallery of images....

https://goo.gl/photos/3tUusKsSbynqX28S7

here are a few of the pictures....












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Post by Tablab22 on Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:24 pm

Since this project is to familiarize myself with the products and methods of DIY boat building, I am using Marine grade Fir ply. I figured I would be painting it. I didn't have any problems getting the ply to conform to the jig.

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Post by Admin - Shine on Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:50 pm

Tablab22 wrote:Since this project is to familiarize myself with the products and methods of DIY boat building, I am using Marine grade Fir ply.  I figured I would be painting it.  I didn't have any problems getting the ply to conform to the jig.

Since your going to glass the whole outside, it will keep print through in check. I asked the question more out of curiosity in regards to the twisting.
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Post by Admin - Shine on Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:42 pm

So, how is the canoe coming along?
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Post by Tablab22 on Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi Joel, I've been slacking but have made a little progress. The stitches are removed and all the panels are epoxied together. The canoe is ready for the outside glass. I hope to do that this weekend weather permitting. I have been kicked out of my buddies cabinet shop. He got a large job and needed the room. Its amazing the difference working in a shop makes. My home has a one car garage and not very roomy to work in. I've sent you some pics of the progress to post for me.
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Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:20 am

Tim, its looking nice! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.












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Re: 17' Stitch & Glue Canoe

Post by Wej on Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:42 pm

Any new reports?

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