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Instead you want to use a solvent based stain or dye such as a water-based or alcohol-based product. The final, lazy way of making the applied stain more uniform is to apply a seal coat of epoxy. If you are staining a stitch and glue plywood boat, you need to apply the stain before any of the wood has been sealed with epoxy. After the boat is assembled you may need to touch up spots where the stain has been removed, for example, if you rounded over corners.
Apply the stain as directed and then proceed to the fiberglass or seal coat as you would have if you weren’t staining. If you have a feature in the middle of the deck or hull that you don’t want stained, it may be able to scrape the stain off certain areas with a razor blade.
It is important to remember as you select your colors that the stain will end up under several layers of fiberglass, epoxy and varnish. Upgrade the epoxy in your boat kit to Super Sap bio-resin, a sustainable alternative to standard epoxies.
Save money on a Big River rowing frame and a pair of sculling oars when you buy them with a Wherry, Tandem Wherry, Expedition Wherry, Chester Yawl, Oxford Shell or Mill Creek 16.5 kit. Save money on a Piantedosi SUP rowing unit when you buy it with a Kaholo stand-up paddleboard kit.
In addition to the rowing unit discount, save money on a pair of sculling oars when you buy them with the SUP rowing unit and Kaholo paddleboard kit. A discounted bundle containing a pair of cane seats with spacers and two canoe paddles available when you buy a canadian canoe kit. Upgrade the included seat of your Mill Creek canoe to a fabric-covered moulded foam luxury seat with integral hip brace and adjustable back rest complete with fittings. These sleek and lightweight Greenland style sea kayaks provide telepathic handling to the skilled paddler, while initial and secondary stability are ample for the newly initiated.
On the water, the Shearwater demonstrates excellent poise and responsiveness in a broad range of conditions, edging turns easily when leaned but tracking straight when pushed hard in surf. A complex specification was drawn up for a line of boats that combined speed and handling with roomy cockpits and easy construction. Striking and innovative, the Shearwater's deck retains the gentle camber but the sheer panel of the hull is raked inward to reduce windage and increase paddle clearance. A cedar strip decked Shearwater kayak is also available, combining the simple hull construction of stitch-and-glue with the beauty of cedar-strip.
The 17 foot version is by far the most popular and the one that best suits the average adult.
If, later, you decide to purchase the kit the cost of this will be deducted from the kit price. The manual does not contain the cutting instructions so it is not possible to build the boat from scratch using only this. These plans and manual contain sufficient information on the cutting of the panels to make it possible to build the boat from scratch rather than a kit. This option contains the solid wood and plywood components pre-cut to the correct size with pre-cut joints, plus the construction manual.
Once the design was finalized I created a set of offsets for the frames and draw them out on some cardboard.
Once the frames are laid out I usually cut them in smaller pieces and take them to the bandsaw. After that I take the time to set up the router with a round over bit and ease the edges of the frames.
I lashed a few joints but I spent a large part of the afternoon shooting a new lashing video.
After a lot of looking and messing around I finally decided I had made a mistake lofting one of the frames. With that done I was able to replace the frame with no drama, exploding stringer and as if by magic, everything lined up looked like it was supposed too. On one frame the keel slot was slightly off center so I decided to remake it and try one of my full size patterns.
From the photo I see there are no ribs, which is different than is shown in various traditional Greenland kayak building books. The tones and colors are all over the place and I’m not in the mood for making a complicated pattern to take full advantage of the variation.


This is actually not a big benefit for a wood surface that will soon be covered with a thick layer of fiberglass, but it doesn’t hurt. If the stain is still not fully dry, the epoxy will pick up some of the stain and  move it around. In this way, if you get any of the color on other parts the darker color has a better chance of hiding the mistake. You may find that the grain of some parts lets the rag slide more easily one way than the other, lift the rag and stroke in the easier direction so the grain doesn’t pull bits of lint off the rag. I use a paint roller to apply a thin, but complete coat of resin over all the stained surfaces. The low viscosity stain will soak under masking tape and bleed across any line you attempt to create. One technique is to add a thin strip on top of the hull sheer line after glassing the outside.
Since the stain is not very thick on the wood, you don’t need to scrape much, but you will probably not want to do large areas this way. Because of this the color you see on bare wood will not match the color you will see on the finished boat. I have used red tone stains frequently and really like the result, but if the boat is left outside for extended periods of time, the color will change and fade. It is clear and UV stable, has excellent strength and adhesion and is as easy to use as our standard epoxy.
Buy two rowing frames and two pairs of sculling oars with the Tandem Wherry and save double. These add an aesthetic transition between deck and hull and help to keep spray off the deck. A pair of Cedar strips will be added to the Poplar strips that are used to construct the board.
For this very challenging design brief, Harris selected veteran paddler and kayak designer Eric Schade.
The sweeping sheerline complements the nicely balanced ends; there isn't an awkward hump or a bump anywhere. To emphasise the clean lines, the decks are computer cut from sapele plywood, a beautiful mahogany with a reddish-brown swirling grain, to contrast with the honey-coloured okoume sides and bottoms. There is also a tandem Shearwater, the Shearwater Double, and a high-performance short kayak for surfing, the Shearwater Sport. This is the comprehensive manual that accompanies the kit; reading it will help you decide whether or not you can build the boat. It does not contain the plans (these are not required because the wood is pre-cut), any of the epoxy to glue and coat the boat, the fabric or tape nor any of the hardware or rigging. To get WoodenBoat delivered to your door or computer, mobile device of choice, etc, click WB Subscriptions.
This design is larger and very stable boat with enough volume for to comfortably carry camping gear.
I don't draw out the actual frame, just the the critical points so I can visualize the frames better.
I found basically a small cabinet shop of machines, all stored for 25+ years and looked about this bad. I design mine on the computer and now I can print out full sized plans of the frames, so I don't have to loft them.
However, the stain needs to be compatible with epoxy because all of the wood will end up being covered with fiberglass and encapsulated in epoxy. The down side of alcohol is it evaporates very quickly, so you need to work fast to get a uniform, even tone.
Clean out the shirt drawer of some of those old 5K race or ugly office “Team-Building” retreat shirts. Also don’t stack the light colored parts under your work area as you apply darker stains as drips or splashes will leave permanent marks. In this way you will be less likely to scratch off any color later in the boat building process.
Only apply stain where stain has actually been removed, if you try to darken light spots cause by sanding epoxy on top of the stain you will just make a dark spot. If you are trying to create a very specific color, you will want to create test panels with the complete coating schedule on top of it.


I’m not sure how much of a problem this is as unstained wood will also change color when left in the sun too long. If you are not comfortable in your ability to handle tricky tasks while working quickly, you may be better of sticking to the natural beauty of wood, but if you don’t mind a challenge, the results can be striking. They measure 12 × 6 mm and include instructions and everything needed for installation.
The relatively low profile means you'll spend less time on corrective strokes and more time covering ground. It describes all of the techniques that will be used during the build and also a step by step guide to construction.
I keep looking down the stringer and they just were not looking like I expected they would. My methods are not new, just look at the old Popular Mechanics plans and you see similar methods. As the rag dries out it will only make a dry colored smudge on the surface, leaving light spots in the deeper grain pores. You don’t want to go through everything only to find that you stained the inside of the front left side of the hull, instead of the outside.
A color that looks good on bare wood may change drastically with the addition of epoxy and then varnish. It makes a smoother looking boat and since I routed the frames I don't have to square up the corners. Tom Yost did a lot to make this method regain popularity and often gets credit for the idea but it has been around for many years. I have learned that wood will not always hold the shape I design so there is some variation.
At the end of the day I just dump out any water, pick it up and walk to the truck while everyone else is taking turns helping each other carrying their heavy plastic boats.
In other words you don’t want a color that is going to fade or change the moment it is exposed to the bright sun.
Too big and the rag will soak up too much stain thus wasting it, too small and it won’t hold enough to go very far. The sanding is not strictly necessary, but does give you a chance to inspect the wood for printing or labels that you don’t want to show. You need to apply the stain as the last step before apply an epoxy seal coat or fiberglass.
They are attached with the included brass brads for boats with sheerclamps, or just with epoxy for boats without sheerclamps.
The finger joints eliminate the alignment step required of scarf joints, so parts are quicker to assemble and impossible to misalign.
I will wait till the all the frames are lashed and then I I make the final cuts and fit them in place. Many woodworking stains are intended for in door furniture that don’t see much direct sunlight and are not subject to fading. Wet down the rag with stain by covering the top of the bottle with the rag bundled up into a ball. Plane the rails to taper them at the bow and stern for a more elegant, less bulky, appearance. Another luxury in the Shearwater kits is that 99% of the holes for the wire stitches have been drilled for you. Don’t base this judgment on the dry appearance for the reason stated above, the dry color is deceiving.
This means faster assembly and no measuring for bulkhead locations, as those holes are drilled, too. It is best to do this solvent wipe down before the stain has dried as the solvent does not need to work as hard to lift and move the applied stain.



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