JEM Watercraft

JEM Watercraft

Customer Service Forum
Direct Links To: Canoe Plans  --  Kayak Plans  --  Other Plans
 
It is currently Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:53 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Merrimac - 2nd build
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 8:44 am
Posts: 116
Location: Cundletown, NSW, Australia
goanywhere wrote:
Earvin, cheap ply is not necessarily lighter, in fact is is often heavier.


Yep noticed that.
Cheers

_________________
Simon

"It is better to travel well than to arrive".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Merrimac - 2nd build
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 8:44 am
Posts: 116
Location: Cundletown, NSW, Australia
OnkaBob wrote:
Simon, another possibility is to go the SSG method. Have a look through some of the recent builds for examples of this. If you did this using paulownia you would get a great looking and lightweight boat without prohibitive cost.

For timber to do this have a look at http://www.paulownia-timber-sales.com.au. They are in northern NSW and grow and mill their own paulownia. They are famimliar with the needs of both surfboard and canoe/kayak builders.


There seems to be too many variables with the ply currently available so I am going to go with SS&G as suggested by Bob, especially after looking at Ron's build again. However, I think I am putting the Merrimac on hold for now and build a Wadefish instead :lol: .

_________________
Simon

"It is better to travel well than to arrive".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Merrimac - 2nd build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:52 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 8:44 am
Posts: 116
Location: Cundletown, NSW, Australia
Ok completely ignore my last post. Due to a possibility of helping some of my clients build some canoes as part of my job I thought I should give a s&g merrimac a crack first.
The ply has arrived and I have drawn up the reference lines. The quality of ply is ok but has a few imperfections but I think I can work around them.
It feels good to be building again.

_________________
Simon

"It is better to travel well than to arrive".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Merrimac - 2nd build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:56 pm
Posts: 205
Location: South Coast NSW Australia
Quote:
The ply has arrived and I have drawn up the reference lines. The quality of ply is ok but has a few imperfections but I think I can work around them.
It feels good to be building again.


Good luck with the build mate. Just curious, what kind of ply did you settle on?

Roger

_________________
Okwata LC,
Northwind,
Quetico


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Merrimac - 2nd build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 20, 2008 8:44 am
Posts: 116
Location: Cundletown, NSW, Australia
rodot wrote:

Good luck with the build mate. Just curious, what kind of ply did you settle on?

Roger


Roger I ended up buying some Pacific Maple or Pink Ply. A personal local financial crisis dictated a purchase of cheap ply plus Boatcraft Pacific recommended it. The veneer looks very thin and there is one small spot in which the venner is missing, which I was not happy about, although as luck may have it it won't be on any of the canoe panels. There was also some damage in transit on some of the edges also but again should be ok.

I am looking forward to the build so I can get out hunting some bass but also so i can move onto my Wadefish build :twisted:

Hopefully this weekend I can start drawing up and cutting out the panels.

_________________
Simon

"It is better to travel well than to arrive".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Merrimac - 2nd build
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:56 pm
Posts: 205
Location: South Coast NSW Australia
Quote:
Roger I ended up buying some Pacific Maple or Pink Ply. A personal local financial crisis dictated a purchase of cheap ply plus Boatcraft Pacific recommended it.

No worries mate. I used the same stuff on my Okwata and I reckon it turned out alright. I've had a lot of favourable comments from people at launching sites and fellow boaters anyway. 8)
Matt leaves plenty of room on his nesting to work around any dodgy spots, so you shouldn't have any dramas.

Cheers
Roger

_________________
Okwata LC,
Northwind,
Quetico


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum