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Grizzlyman
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03/30/2021 08:16AM  
Hey all. Was looking at some strippers (can I say that!?!) and got me thinking. Anyone know the merits of one method over the other? I know there are some passionate about either way...so what’s the reasoning?

I personally have built 2 inner/outer stems (Ted Moore’s method) and never the minnesota method. Certainly not a proponent of either method- but I did mine for 2 reasons.

1. I like the look of the outer stem.
2. Ted Moores said so.

That being said I also like the look of the “MM” style! What are you thoughts?
 
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1JimD
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03/30/2021 09:11AM  
You will find the MM method easier, less expensive, and faster.

After you build one ? I highly doubt you will go back to the CC method.

When I started building, several builders from the Minnesota Canoe Association, helped me along.

The Logic of the MM method is tried and true.

Just as strong !

Jim
 
sedges
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03/30/2021 09:25AM  
Inner and outer stems are extra and unnecessary weight and work. I do use an inner stem, but laminate it from cedar so it is light and easy to shape. I put an extra layer of glass over the stem area and coat it a little heavier with resin mixed with silica for hardness.
 
Cedarboy
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05/20/2021 11:16AM  
1JimD: " You will find the MM method easier, less expensive, and faster.


After you build one ? I highly doubt you will go back to the CC method.


When I started building, several builders from the Minnesota Canoe Association, helped me along.


The Logic of the MM method is tried and true.


Just as strong !


Jim"


Agree
CB
 
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