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  1. jffdejongh

    Do you roll, fold or stuff your tent?

    Like many others, I stay folding my tents by 1/3s then roll. I think it keeps the dampness away from the canopy of the tent. I then stuff the fly.
  2. jffdejongh

    Fixing bulkheads and replacing gunwales on '93 kevlar malecite

    I think I'm going to try the titebond foam canoe trip mentioned above. The bow tank is in good shape and really only needs a little foam added on the sides. The stern needs more foam but I'm pretty sure that the original billet is going to be really hard to get out through the smallish hole at...
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    Fixing bulkheads and replacing gunwales on '93 kevlar malecite

    How long ago did you die this repair? I did a little reading and some days the box store stuff isn't great if the skin gets broken because it will absorb water. This makes me mean more towards cleaning out the crusty foam and sealing the end up with glass. (Possibly kevlar too see how hard it...
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    Fixing bulkheads and replacing gunwales on '93 kevlar malecite

    That's would certainly save a step if I'm not refilling the bulkhead with more foam. It also looks like you didn't remake the deck plates. What's the black Velcro looking thing on the top of the bulkhead?
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    Fixing bulkheads and replacing gunwales on '93 kevlar malecite

    That makes a lot of sense and was kind of what I was thinking. I think I'll cut back the kevlar a little too make it easier to clean out the stern bulkhead. Did you just use regular spray foam from one of the box stores?
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    Fixing bulkheads and replacing gunwales on '93 kevlar malecite

    I just took the old gunwales off the malecite I bought last fall. There was rot in both ends of the gunwales and I noticed some mouse nest debris in the stern. And that is obviously not sealed The bow is in great shape It looks like that the foam is pre-cut and placed in the bulkhead space...
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    Making a Composite/Carbon Paddle

    That's awesome to Machine foam like that!
  8. jffdejongh

    Last trip of the year

    That's a great trip even seeing a moose would be a bonus.
  9. jffdejongh

    Photo of the day

    Here's my answer from Maine breezy but 70. It's crazy warm for this time of year.
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    Padding on cross bars for canoe?

    It's awesome if you can get it! That's what an outfitter I alleged for used and we beat them mercilessly and they held up so well.
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    Padding on cross bars for canoe?

    Very nice! This certainly allows you to custom fit the foam to your gunwales and roof rack.
  12. jffdejongh

    Definitely not another Explorer!

    Very nice looking job!
  13. jffdejongh

    Evolution of an Alaskan DipShip

    I've been following your thread because it allows me to dream what composite canoe parts are possible. Keep it coming.
  14. jffdejongh

    Kneeling Part 1

    That is an amazing find! Thanks for sharing.
  15. jffdejongh

    Thoughts about mods on a '93 kevlar malecite to prep it for NFCT

    So you paddle yours from the bow seat backwards when using it as a solo or do you only tandem paddle it?
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    Photo of the day

    Tried out my malecite this afternoon!
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    Thoughts about mods on a '93 kevlar malecite to prep it for NFCT

    I made a quick and dirty solo seat using the holes that were already in the gunwales. I attached the plywood with 4"shrink wrap. It's not breathable but held the plywood on. I was thrilled with the weight; 50.26 pounds! I took it for a short paddle this afternoon. Sitting fore or aft on the...
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    Malecite, '93, Kevlar, $600

    It's in Maine now 😃
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