Re: Fillets at stem and s

Posted by George K on Jul 17, 2007

I use a stick which started out as about a foot long and 3/4" square then filed a "V" on one side that tapers to about 1/4" along one edge. Use that to work the fillet into the stem and stern and when it's fairly smooth lay in your cloth, tapping it into place with the same stick. Brush on the epoxy and you're done. This gives plenty of fillet to hold all the panels together but doesn't add excessive weight. Kurt probably uses less fillet but he worries more about a half ounce than I do! I think he and his last boat together weigh around 119 pounds. Hey Kurt! Any progress on that canoe yet?

George K

In Response to: Fillets at stem and stern by Dave on Jul 17, 2007