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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:13 am 
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Don't think that given the same enjine,the performance of your boat and Darrell's should be on par, the hulls are vertually identicle.

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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:55 am 
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I think they should be pretty close. We paddle about the same so we should get a good ideal of the difference performance if there is any.
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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:49 pm 
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That's really looking nice. Is it going to be a bigger camping boat with tons of storage and capacity?


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:33 pm 
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bowgarguide wrote:
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I think they should be pretty close. We paddle about the same so we should get a good ideal of the difference performance if there is any.
Ron


I will follow ya'll to see which one is faster....


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:38 pm 
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I think what Gerald means is he will be paddling circles around us :lol: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:04 am 
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Cuz, your boat looks like it's being built by Michael Angelo, but your saw horses looks like they went ten rounds with Mike Tyson. I guess it takes a REAL craftsman to build a good sawhorse. Want me to build you a couple?


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:43 pm 
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Nothing like smart a$$ kin folks :lol: :lol:
Yea build me a couple of your super duper delux harses.
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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Well I have been stomping cussing and throwing a fit because its been to cold for the epoxy to set right and so much pollen in the air that if you had wet epoxy outside it would look like a green wooly worm in about 15 min.
Got off my backside and built a boat tunnel untill I can get my shop built. the plastic catches more heat so the epoxy worked really well today.
I put the Northwind in the tunnel and gave her a coat of epoxy to seal everything and have the color so I can start matching and filling the holes for the stitches.

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Epoxy sure brings out the colors.
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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:39 am 
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Damn Ron! You're just a boat building dynamo! I like your clean room.


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:20 pm 
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Wow! nice job, R.E. It looks great.


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:51 pm 
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Ron, I thought I should let you know, watering it and placing it in a greenhouse isn't going to make it grow any bigger :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:53 pm 

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Man, Ron is really going all out on streamlining his boat, even testing it in a wind tunnel! :D

It's looking purty!


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Precoat on
Got holes filled and the hull sanded again , be ready for glass and cloth shortly

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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:12 pm 
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Laid the cloth and letting her relax

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First coat , she will start getting shinny shortly.

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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:21 pm 
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got the decks glued down today ,will start shaping them tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:03 am 
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Hold up there Speedy. I've been watching to see how you built your 3 panel decks. I'll be putting a similar deck on my River Ranger soon and wanted to know more about that process.

A few more details please?


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:47 am 
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Iwannagofishin wrote:
Hold up there Speedy. I've been watching to see how you built your 3 panel decks. I'll be putting a similar deck on my River Ranger soon and wanted to know more about that process.

A few more details please?


If you notice, Ron himself is never in any of his build pictures. That is because he moves so fast the camera can't catch him!


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:37 pm 
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Dang dogpaddling woke up :lol:

Got the decks sanded
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started stripping the cockpit

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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:11 pm 
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bowgarguide wrote:
Dang dogpaddling woke up :lol:

Ron


Woke up, I just had a kid, I haven't slept since March 3rd! :cry: :roll: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:17 am 
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Bye the time you have a couple more it will be a snap. :lol: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:05 am 

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Lookin good Ron...hope to be able to try this one out when we get the Ladybug.


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:30 am 
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You are anyone else is sure welcome to paddle her , I am hoping to bring three boats and the Ladybug to the shindig.
Ron


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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Messed with the Wind for a few minutes today and got most of the cockpit striped.
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everything I do helps her looks.
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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Got the cockpit just about finished

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 Post subject: Re: Strip Stich @ glue Northwind
PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:36 pm 
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Cockpit finished out and first coat off epoxy .
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I am sure getting the itch to get this one in the water
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