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      dogbrain replied to the thread Chestnut Pal/Moonlight.
      Beautiful canoe! This is the only wood/canvas boat I want to own. Maybe someday........
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      dogbrain replied to the thread Mini USB Solar Charging?.
      There are a lot of variables. Mostly, how much power do you need? and what weight penalty (if there even is one) are you willing to...
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      dogbrain replied to the thread Mini USB Solar Charging?.
      I would buy a power pack instead of futzing around with solar panels. Just my opinion. Mark
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      Interesting, the Kite from Green Valley is a great stand upable canoe. Empty or loaded it's no problem to just step in from the shore or...
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      dogbrain replied to the thread Minn 3 Rebuild.
      Wow, I'm feeling for you Clint. So, it's got to be one of two things, either the surface or the epoxy. Did you say earlier what type of...
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      dogbrain replied to the thread Minn 3 Rebuild.
      Nice work. It will be good for another 20 years of use when you're done. Mark
    • dogbrain
      dogbrain replied to the thread Minn 3 Rebuild.
      If you want to use what you have, which I totally understand, then I would do multiple overlapping layers of the 4 oz. instead. Mark
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      dogbrain replied to the thread Minn 3 Rebuild.
      Hi Clint, I don’t think you should bother with the 18oz fiberglass. It will leave too much of an edge that has to be faired. If you are...
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      According to my build thread, the rib dimensions I gave above are the same as a Kruger. Mark
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    • dogbrain
      I forgot to mention that the ribs are 3/4" wide and 1/8" thick aluminum strap, which are the same as Verlen Kruger made them.
    • dogbrain
      Hi Bryan. If I can get access to my friends real sea wind I'll reply here with the lengths of the 3 ribs. I made my cedar strip sea wind...
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      dogbrain replied to the thread Kite build.
      Yes on the fillet. It's in the instructions for building that type of tumblehome. I originally had a pedestal seat but changed to a hung...
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      dogbrain replied to the thread Kite build.
      I agree. Glassing and fill coats around that knuckle were more difficult. Make sure and round off that edge since the glass won’t lay...
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      Roughly 15 years ago I made a few annual trips to Baffin Island to install and maintain weather stations in the vicinity of Clyde River...
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      Bias cut peel ply.........not! I took a close look and here's a picture of the weave. I tried to get a piece to form around a canoe...
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