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Nokomia build

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by Jim Dodd, Dec 4, 2015.

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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks algale !
    Hoping it paddles as well as it looks !

    I have a Carbon Fiber/Kevlar copy waiting to be finished. IMG_0865_zpswtripc6u.jpg

    Jim
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2016
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    More pics.
    Gunnels are still tacky, but Nokomis will see water this weekend !
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  3. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Looks quite nice!!! Pictures of her on the water are being eagerly anticipated (pressure's on!) :)
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Peter !

    Well as promised I was able to get Nokomis on the water this morning. It was a great September morn. A faint full moon was still visible when I slipped down to the shop.

    Pelicans were above the Joe Reasoner Dam, that holds back Lake Nokomis.

    My first impression was how stable Nokomis was, thanks to it's flat bottom.

    We've had a lot of rain lately, and so I was either paddling against the current, of floating with it. Anxious to get her on some flat water, and some waves.

    I'm really excited to get Nokomis's Carbon Fiber Sister in the shop to work on.

    Thanks to everyone that commented, and tagged along with this build ! Nokomis took 9 months to build, but was worth every minute !
    Thanks again !

    Here's pics from this morning.
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    Jim
     
  5. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    Congrats and nice work Jim.
    Glad it works well in the water.
    Dan
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Dan !
    I've been building shallow arched solos for ever. Flattening the bottom proved a great stability improver !

    adding a little rocker might improve turning, but slow it down. Not something I want to do !

    Plan to paddle it more this week, and put it to the test, compared to others I have !

    Jim
     
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Trying to post some pics of my Carbon Fiber Nokomis.
    Second try. IMG_0865_zpswtripc6u.jpg
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    Jim
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    A couple more.
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    Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Just finished varnishing the inside of now named Vader.
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    I'll let the Spar Urethane harden a few days, then apply Watco to the gunnels.

    Jim
     

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