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by clt_capt
Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Apple Line canoes
Replies: 8
Views: 5480

Apple Line - Layup (long)

If I remember correctly the Duraflex layup was E-glass, Polyester or Nylon Cloth, and Kevlar with Vinylester resin. It was their "Training Layup" - You could beat it pretty hard and not totally trash the boat. It was not their heaviest layup, but was a lot more durable than their racing layup. The t...
by clt_capt
Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: esquif boats & chine wear
Replies: 10
Views: 3519

Chine Wear and what to put on it...

Back in the old days we used to use a rubberized urethane paint to cover the worn areas. The paint is very thick right out of the can, so you have to thin it quite a bit. Apply multiple coats.

Here is a link to one similar product;

by clt_capt
Wed Dec 01, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: WW on TV 11/30/04
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Tsangpo Expedition - Repeat at 11:00 EST - 11/30

National Geographic Channel

This is the expedition in Tibet where Doug Gordon lost his life.

Some very hairy whitewater...

by clt_capt
Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Hydra Centaur C1
Replies: 12
Views: 5931

Hydra Centaur

Do yourself a favor - look for any other old Plastic C-1 rather than the Centaur. If you can find an old Gyramax - Great. The centaur has no edges, no real stability and is very slow. At least the gyramax has a flatter bottom and some initial stability. The only C-1 I ever paddled that was worse tha...
by clt_capt
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Repainting/gellcoating glass boat
Replies: 3
Views: 1769


Gelcoat can be a bit tough to get a smooth coat on if you don't spray it. If it is a polyester gel coat, you will need to add wax so it doesn't stay tacky. If you are capable of spraying paint, I would suggest a linear polyurethane marine paint. They can be difficult to work with, but they are tough...
by clt_capt
Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: CBoat C Forum
Topic: Boat Building Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

First boat, cockpit rim

Good luck on your first boat. Seaming in the mold is great, but if you haven't built a boat before, then go ahead an pop the two halves, tape it together and seam it out of the mold - at least for the first one. There is a great little trick to trimming a boat in the mold - If you catch it at the ri...