My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer

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Re: My cheap Canoe Build 1st timer

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Both... :) They don't touch. Put spacers, like a nail every few feet or something and put little inch lond segments of pvc behind them at the zip tie points. The panels abut each other with a bit of space between them. Fish around here and you'll see pics of panels zip tied together with spacers.

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Spacers make a huge difference. Especially as you are building without a jig. If they do unavoidably touch somewhere, and you can't get an even gap by joggling or restitching then use a jigsaw or something and make a little gap.

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I have seen that use of pvc spacers and nails. Thanks you guys have been very helpful. Now it looks like I got some stiches to cut and redo 🙂

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Finally got time to tab in-between the stiches. I used epoxy & wood flour mixed to a peanut butter consistency and spread it with a large popsicle / craft stick. I got it done but I will have to come back and sand and finish the fillet out and put down the tape at another time.
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Looks fine, but you might have used more than you needed too. I did that too and learned the hard way with a day of sanding. I use the bare minimum now, until I can get the stitches out. Never mind, not a real drama.

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Ya looks like I'm learning the hard way as well. 🙂 I like the failure it shows me what not to do next time. On another note I bought a new to me boat this weekend. Guess I won't be building any big boats for awhile but I do plan on more canoes and kayaks stich and glue.
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Very shiny!!!
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Wow a top-notch boat there. Tom
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