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PostPosted: April 5th, 2019, 2:13 pm 
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Hello fellow paddlers, I am planning on building a little canoe, as I want something light and relatively simple to build. I have never built a boat, but have woodwork experience. I'm sure part of the reason is to have a fun project to build. I ordered Nymph plans last year, but was tossing many options around.

I have a 16' 78# pig already, and an Alpacka Explorer model packraft.

I plan to use the boat for exploring the small stuff and trout fishing.

Currently drawing over the plans in CAD to analyze the lines. No expertise in boat design btw!
Really enjoy the CAD drawing as much as any part of a project.
I will use a CNC router to cut the forms and make various parts of the project.
Coffee has a strong effect on me these days so be prepared for crazy idea's!

Cheers, Janne


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PostPosted: April 12th, 2019, 7:43 am 
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Currently working on drawing the hull shape in 3D. Still have to figure out the cleanest way to draw the bottom bow. Once I do that I can slice the shape anywhere. This allows me to extract formers at any location or spacing.


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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2019, 8:45 pm 
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Work has been crazy busy but slowly making progress. The strongback will have a 3/4" dado machined into the center to locate the formers.


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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2019, 8:58 pm 
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The beauty of watercraft lines. Here is a half hull about 36" long of the schooner Zodiak.
I machined it using a long reach ball-end cutter set to a fine step-over pass. Pine and cherry.


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