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PostPosted: June 21st, 2006, 9:06 pm 
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Dan,

Is the hull a combination of white and red cedar? Or did you pick out different shades of red cedar?

It will float.
It will get scratched up.
Once you start noticing the deeper scratches, you'll seriously consider graphite/silica - not as pretty but pretty functional. Unless of course you are very gentle with it.

I think you mentioned hardwood trim. In that case, 45 pounds is very good. So what lightweight hull construction techniques did you use to keep the weight down? 3 oz cloth?

How did you enjoy glassing the inside of the hull? That was the worst part for me.


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well, the boat is actually 50LBS on the dot. That includes the varnish, trim, seats, harware and brass stem bands.

Feels like a feather compared to my royalex boat. The trick to keeping the weight down is to mis measure and lose 4 inches out of the hull. The station spacing was supposed to be 12" but between station 0 and 1 & -1 it is 10 inches. Ergo, my 15' boat is actually 14'8" .... oops.

Spent the day paddling on simcoe. This thing is way faster than I expected, keep in mind that i spend 99% of my time in royalex and 50% of that time in an aftershock lol.... even still, the stiffer hull and lighter weight make a world of differeance. The boat seems responsive, and it sure looks purdy :P

TIme will tell what kind of a load she will carry. It might be a bit tight for me and my dad with a week's worth of food and gear, but a weekend should be ok.

So the question is: what do I build next?
Winisk?
Sailboat?
Kayak?
Career?

Life goes on..... pictures will follow... eventually

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Well, better late than never. Here are some pics of my completed boat in action:

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:D I am pretty happy with how she turned out

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Real nice peice of work Dan!

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It might be a bit tight for me and my dad with a week's worth of food and gear, but a weekend should be ok.


You shouldn't have any problem carrying a weeks worth of gear and food. I used a 15' Prospector on a 26 day Missinaibi trip with 2 people by using a pack frame and 20L dry bags that I attached to it. This allowed the load to be better disrtributed in the available space when travelling.


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Looks great, Dan, nice natural wood tones. The top photo must have been taken on a trip to Georgian Bay.... ?

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Good looking canoe 8)

Did you consider the color of the individual pieces of wood when constructing?
It seems you could alternate bands, graduate tones as you build up or just place them in hap hazard.

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Awesome peice of work Dan :clap: ...if you ever get tired of it I got twenty bucks just burning a hole in my pocket!

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I think I see a tiny little bubble in the varnish! Should get it at a discount, Kirk.
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Nice boat good job. :clap:


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Very nice Whats Next?
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dboles wrote:
Very nice Whats Next?

Refinishing that cedar?canvas, right Dan?

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wotrock wrote:
dboles wrote:
Very nice Whats Next?

Refinishing that cedar?canvas, right Dan?


Refinishing? More like resuscitating.... its coming along, still on the varnish stripping phase.... man thats a pain.

It is in pretty good shape overall. It will need only 5-10 new ribs, maybe 20ft of planking, new outwales, sections of inwale, and new decks. I will probably make new seats and thwarts too. Oh, yeah and some varnish and of course a new canvass. Other than that, its in great shape :-?

Al, of course i seleceted those strips purposely, cant you see my impeccible symetry? that doesnt happen by accident.

Ed, due to my unfortunate tape measure accident, the boat is small even for a 15'er. A week or two is fine with my GF (120lbs) but gets kind of sketchy with my dad (220 lbs). Thats ok though..... it means the royalex gets more abuse since he is way harder on gear than she (getting out in waist deep water to protect the varnish is not his idea of a good time).


Yes, that first pic was taken on georgian bay, it is on the sneak route back to key river at the bottom of the french.

Thanks everyone for the compliments, the ego-boost is 70% of the reason why I built it 8)

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