I’ve built the Petrel S&G and purchased the skirt CLC advertises as the one that fits the Petrel, but the cord in the skirt is way too thick to squeeze into the narrow gap at 8&4 o’clock on the combing. Any ideas on what skirt fits this boat? Please help!
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I've cut out the panels for Nick's free S&G. years ago I build a Hybrid S&G hull and strip deck. So I'm going to build two more, a slightly larger one for me (deck height only) for better foot room. and leg room, and one for my daughter. I've got the panels cut, and they look pretty good to my eye.
At this point have one comment and one question.
While I've built 5 S&G boats, I know very little about how to varnish them; I just blindly did as I was told. That's no longer satisfactory. Lately I've been reading forums, etc, about the subject but I still have a couple unresolved questions. And I think the answers would be of interest to other builders.
A few of you old timers will remember a time back when I used to post stories in the Trips Forum, that’s the one which now dwells in the Archives. I posted something like 30 stories, including the one about my near-drowning up in the Canadian Rockies. Well, I got a request from my olde buddy, Ken Sutherland, that I get back into writing these stories again. In fact, I met an old acquaintance last Sunday who asked me if I was still writing…told him no…he was disappointed.
Sorry if this has been addressed already, but if so I could not find the answer. I'm thinking of building a Petrel Play and have a couple of initial questions. First, what thickness plywood? I would expect to use Okoume. Seems like 4mm might be a good combination of weight, strength and bendability, but I saw one post that suggests 3mm. What is recommended or generally used? Second, how many sheets are needed?
I am working very hard to get my plane ready to cover by spring. I also have to 'acquire' a kayak for my wife by spring, build or buy. (5'3" 125 lbs.) Not crazy about buying and very limited build time so I am considering a Pigmy kit that I could do part time and have completed by spring.
I don't remember seeing any comments on this forum about Pigmy kits or the quality of completed boats so, all comments welcome and appreciated
is there anyone, who has build the Osprey triple or double using the plans published in Woodenboat magazine?
I really need some advices.
Advices from someone build the Double/triple from a plan or kit could be very helpful too.
Main question left are:
- Is the spacer height 6.5" for all 3 spacers?
- Have the spacers to be aligned with the sheer line?
- Are the measurements given on the tempory frames (67 1/8; 132 5/8; 187 1/8) referenced to the bow tip or to the plywood plate like the offsets?
I have a kit from Chesapeake Light Craft that I want to sell. I have been storing it for many years and have no time for this project. If anyone could recommend a place or site to sell it through that would be greatly appreciated. I have tried to sell it via Craigslist with no luck.
I live in Spring Grove, IL 60081. I seem to recall a place in either Fort Atkinson or Whitewater Wisconsin that held classes on canoe and kayak building classes. I went to the Chamber of Commerce website for both of these towns but could not find a listing.