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Black Pearl a Cabon/Kevlar build

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by Jim Dodd, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

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  2. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    I read the entire link and once again am impressed with the expertise and work required for fiberglass/ epoxy/ carbon/ Kevlar/ etc. coverings. By comparison applying canvas is a breeze.
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I believe Canvasing a canoe requires at least as much skill, if not more !
    There are certainly others more skilled than I, in the epoxying a canoe !
    Thank you !

    Jim
     
  4. Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    Great build Jim. It takes a lot of guts to experiment like that. What material did you use to weave the seats?
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    1/2" Nylon Snow shoe cord. I've used it for years. Bought a roll from these guys. It's incredibly durable !

    https://snowshoe.com/

    A tip ! Lace it loosely, as the varnish seems to shrink it quite a bit ! Taking the comfort out !


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  6. Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    I’ll have to give it a try.
    Thanks
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    DONE !

    After applying Spar Urethane to the hull, and Watco to the trim, She weighs in at 36 1/2 #
    I can handle that on the portages.
    Just a quick break down on some weights.
    The hull came off the Male mold at 22 #, including the Cedar insert, and glass.
    The trim, flotation chambers and varnish, added 16 1/2 #.

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