The ugly duck is started

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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by john the pom » Sun May 30, 2010 8:58 pm

Hey Ron, looking good mate. Have to say I'm liking the the look of the strip n stitch idea.
Do you have any ideas on the weight comparison between using pine and plywood? My thoughts are that the extra epoxy, and the fact that you'd probably be using slightly thicker strips, might well balance the whole thing out to weigh about the same as plywood. If its lighter I would definitely look into using next time around. I have been keeping my eye out for some nice plywood for a while now but am finding bugger all worth buying.
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by tx river rat » Sun May 30, 2010 9:41 pm

With the water line on this boat being a full 16 ft,it is equal to a normal 17ft 6 inch boat and is braced in the cockpit area more than normal. It weighed in at 49 lbs , in my opion it is lighter than ply. Western red ceder would be lighter yet. Strips were 1/4 inch and as stif as it turned out 3/16 would have been plenty .
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by craiggamesh » Sun May 30, 2010 11:43 pm

Looks beautiful Ron. And fast.

When I did my strip Jem Touring Pirogue awhile back, i used 3/16 inch strips and it was plenty stiff. Far stiffer than a plastic boat. I think the finished boat was 35 pounds but being a pirogue it did not have a deck which saves some weight. It was about half and half cedar and pine.

What I really like about the strip and stitch method is that you build the panels flat. That way you don't need to cut the strips down to 3/4 to conform to the radius of the building forms. When I ripped the strips for the okwata I am building from 5/4 X 4" cedar deck boards, i just left them at 5/4 wide. This makes for less strips to edge glue, and less waste.

Here is a link to a chart of the various commonly used woods. Cedar appears to be one of the least dense of the woods that is readily available. http://www.hoganhardwoods.com/hogan/pag ... ravity.htm
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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by tx river rat » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:19 pm

Got the hatches cut and lips glassed in

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Also set and glassed in the rails for the adjustable seat.

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She is coming right along ,a few more days and she will be rigged out.
Ron

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Re: The ugly duck is started

Post by LIGHT KEEPER'S KID » Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:48 pm

Looking Great :wink:

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