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Re: Web site
Posted by FrankP on Oct 20, 2004
LeeG, I haven't actually paddled the boat yet so I couldn't say if it has affected anything.
For advice purposes I will tell people not to stitch a boat in a room where you only have a few inches of clearance on either end. I had no effective method of sighting down the boat length. That's not entirely true...after I saw the twist and reported it, several people here offered the suggestion of using a mirror which I wasn't smart enough to figure out for myself.
I think a lot of it was lack of stitches as well. I did the tape thing first and had some miserable results (because I removed the tape too soon) so I ended up adding some stitches (maybe 6-10 on each seam) but I probably should have added more. So I guess my second piece of advice would be, make sure your epoxy is cured before removing your stitches or tape.
Growing old is inevitible, growing up is optional. Live well, play hard. (And make mistakes when you're building you boat--it gives it more character.)
In Response to: Re: Web site by LeeG on Oct 20, 2004