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Whitehall Bucket List Build

On June 1, 2018, in Builder Blogs, Human Powered, by mccollumj
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Planning Stages: One of my “bucket list” items has always been, “Build a wooden rowboat from scratch”.  However, you need many things to accomplish this task. Besides all of the tools necessary to cut and shape wood accurately you also need a place to do the work and above all, THE TIME TO DO IT!! […]

Approximating Displacement for Canoes and Kayaks

On January 23, 2018, in Designer Articles, Human Powered, by Glen L. Witt
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A common question is “how much weight will she hold?” This especially applies to smaller boats such as canoes or kayaks. The following will give a rough idea of the displacement of a typical double ended craft such as a kayak or canoe. It will not be accurate with boats that have a transom. The […]

SUP & Surfboard Frame Kit Video

On March 12, 2015, in Human Powered, News From Gayle, SUP's & Surfboards, by Gayle Brantuk
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The folks at Wood Surfboard Supply are continuing to perfect the frame kits they manufacture for SUP’s and Surfboards. They’ve recently acquired a Laser machine to cut their frame kits and have made some wonderful changes and upgrades. Watch the short video to see a comparison of the old CNC kits (Gen 1) and the […]

Top 10 Boat Plans

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Building a boat as a hobby is alive and well! In spite of current economic times, people are still building boats. They may not be laying down huge sums of moolah for a brand spankin’ new boat, but the desire to create a boat with ones own two hands is more popular than it’s ever […]

A $10 – 10 Minute Steam Box

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A $10 – 10 Minute Steam Box by Jack Dice, Stonington, Maine I needed to bend some wood the other day. I was installing new gunwhales and inwales on a fiberglass skiff (an old “Plastic Pete’s”) that was molded with a rounded bow as many of those fiberglass skiffs are. The original wood had rotted […]

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