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  1. Doug

    Ceder strips and wood for sale

    I've come to realize that I won't be building a second boat so I have a bunch of wood that I would like to get rid of. I have about 100 strips of: clear, 3/4" x 3/16" x 19' and 1/2" x 3/16" x 19'. I also have two boards of clear cedar: 3.5" x 3.5" x 15'. I haven't looked at the strips very...
  2. Doug

    Strongback Giveaway

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    Help with skinning a SOF

    I was originally planning on dying; however I seem to have picked up some water stains on the bottom. So dying might be in order. I'll have to research it. Right now I'm leaning towards Corey's pu, it's not much more $$ than $40 for a hardware pu. The skin is 8oz nylon.
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    Help with skinning a SOF

    Thanks for the help and advice, I've managed to almost complete the sewing - I still have to stitch on the coaming. I have a couple of wrinkles, and I'm not sure how common this is, or if it will give me problems later on. What are people's thoughts...
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    Help with skinning a SOF

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    Coating for SOF...

  7. Doug

    Sleeping bags

    Nice choice, I came "this close" to picking that bag. It's almost as small and light as the mec pharoah, which is what I chose. Well done!
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    Sleeping bags

    Like a few others, I bought a new sleeping bag this year. I decided on the MEC Pharoah -7C. It packs down to 10L. Daren's Drake looks like a great bag if you want something that isn't quite as warm, it packs down to 8L. The Pharoah has some gortex in the footbox and hood in case of...
  9. Doug

    digital water spots

    Hi Daren, I can't help you with your question but if I come across any info I'll let you know. However, I'm wondering approximately how much you paid for your housing? I once bought one from my sd100 for $25 off of ebay. It's only a 2mp camera, which is a bit long in the tooth. I now have a...
  10. Doug

    bent-shaft canoe paddle

    yup, the Aleut paddle is from Rob Macks. I used pine for the shaft (with walnut laminations) with red cedar for the blade. It's a bit heavy, but it works surprisingly well actually. The blade of the canoe paddle is mahogany and yellow cedar. The weights of wood vary a lot of course. I think...
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    bent-shaft canoe paddle

    Thanks everyone. I think it is around 12° to 13°. It's a bit heavier than I'd like, I may one day shave down the blade a bit and thin out the shaft (although the shaft is already a nice size). Unknown to me at the time, ash can be quite dense compared to other hardwoods. I think I would use...
  12. Doug

    Best strip kit?

    I dunno where in the NE you are, but Laughing Loon is in Maine and they have a boat for you to paddle.
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    Best strip kit?

    I have limited experience but can offer some thoughts on this. 1. I've bought plans from Laughing Loon, and have had several good customer service responses from Rob Macks. I love his baidarkas and you can order kits for them. 2. I've seen a kit from Redfish and it was very nice. The King...
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    bent-shaft canoe paddle

  15. Doug

    Let's talk about Coffee!

    I haven't looked around very much, but I've seen them at espressotec in Richmond for $38. The key (imo) to good coffee is getting the grind right, and getting it fresh. I have a hand grinder that I can take car camping. You know, if I was rich and obsessive, I would get a vacuum package...
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    Let's talk about Coffee!

    Yeah, I've been eying one of the aeropress jobs myself...
  17. Doug

    Where do you find the gear to hang your food

    Oops, forgot to add a link to another food hanging technique I came across last year... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/bear_bag_hanging_technique.html
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    Where do you find the gear to hang your food

    I've never used one, but why not use one of those bear barrels that nootka mentions? Do they typically not fit very well inside a kayak hatch? I must admit, they are kind of expensive. cheers
  19. Doug

    does anyone use a dSLR?

  20. Doug

    Canoe Paddles

    I wonder where a person can purchase one.
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