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Offline mewolf1

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The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:30:51 AM »
This is the first one out of the mold.



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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 08:36:00 AM »
Not sure how to re-size these. Sorry folks. :-[

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 10:01:01 AM »
Very nice looking.  First out of the mold?  Is that a Northstar Ptarmigan, or did you do it yourself?  How long is it?

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 11:40:26 AM »
That looks really nice. I like the high sides although it does look a tad short to hold the gear I typically bring. Would be very curious to see a pic of it fully loaded.

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 01:18:50 PM »
very nice, is bottom flat or you have some runners on it?
do you open production line? it even doesn't looks handmade

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 05:02:17 PM »
Very nice looking.  First out of the mold?  Is that a Northstar Ptarmigan, or did you do it yourself?  How long is it?
I'm not sure what the Northstar ptarmigan is. This is my design and contstruction and is 5' long.

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 05:04:00 PM »
That looks really nice. I like the high sides although it does look a tad short to hold the gear I typically bring. Would be very curious to see a pic of it fully loaded.
  It's designed to train two together. The 6" sides are a blessing in slush.
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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 05:10:06 PM »
very nice, is bottom flat or you have some runners on it?
do you open production line? it even doesn't looks handmade
Yes, the bottom is flat and there are skegs  aft. Tracks like it's on rails.  Thanks all for the kudos. I'm making these as they are ordered, IF I get orders. ;D
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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 06:49:00 PM »
I like it! Great name! I hope you get some orders.

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 07:59:40 PM »
Nice work!!

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2019, 10:32:24 AM »
Nice work! If you want orders, we need to know certain things, such as price, how to place the order, weight, shipping costs, etc. I am interested, but the factors that I have identified will dictate whether I place an order.
"Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify."
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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2019, 01:07:13 PM »
Nice work! If you want orders, we need to know certain things, such as price, how to place the order, weight, shipping costs, etc. I am interested, but the factors that I have identified will dictate whether I place an order.

Indeed really important info!

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2019, 04:31:25 PM »
Laid up is a lot of work but I know from helping mkae canoes and kayaks that making the mould is one of the hardest parts too.
Fibreglass and polyester or epoxy resin?
I have seen some very interesting cloth here lately in composite fibres for use with epoxy, FG with 10% Carbon fibres and 50/50 Kevlar / CF
And will 2 of them couple together as a raft?

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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2019, 05:19:54 PM »
 It's 5' long, 18" wide at the top, 14" at the "Chines", and 6" deep and weigh 12 lbs. without the cover. I install 2 SS eye bolt at the front and 1 centered at the back. The front is bridled for a single rope pull or a X pole system can be attached to the instead. The single eye bolt is for hooking another pulk to or a line for going down steep hills. Two 8" skegs 12" apart are installed aft for tracking. The covers are made by Dan Cooke of Cooke Custom Sewing and feature large pulls so one can leave their mitts on and close to the ends rather than to the center. This allows access to gear stowed at one end or another without opening the entire top as there are three compression straps to compact load. Loops around the perimeter allows a length of line to be threaded and thus facilitate lashing extras like skis or snowshoes/ shovel on the outside. This line is also very handy for loading and unloading from the vehicle. I've tried to make it versatile because of so many different preferences in loading, hauling, and price.

Raw shell (any color as long as it's white) 150.00
Shell with skegs and eye bolts and webbing and line around the top. 180.00
Shell with skegs and eye bolts and CCS cover (black or red/ 40 dollar up charge on other colors) installed. 355.00
I do not have a X pole system available at this time. 



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Re: The Ptarmigan with a CCS cover
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2019, 08:43:54 PM »
Has the gel coat been tested to see how well it holds up when dragged over sharp, hard ice crystals? What about adding HDPE strips to improve abrasion resistance?
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