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PostPosted: February 1st, 2006, 5:29 pm 
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pawistik wrote:
This is some sort of set-up; a staged canoe-building counterfeit; a sham!

There's no way you could build a canoe in a space that clean! I'm calling your bluff! ;)

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He probably vacuums after every few minutes of work. What kinda guy has his vacuum cleaner under his boat when he takes a picture. It's so much a part of his life he doesn't even know it's there. :lol:

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Glassed the inside tonight.... 1 more coat of epoxy, and she is ready for trim!!!!!

will post pictures soonish....

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Well, since construction begain I have noticed that there are two questions that I get asked most often. Accordingly, I now divide the world into two catagories based on which question they ask: 1. Stupid or 2. Annoying. The catagories are not mutually exclusive, those who ask both questions are both stupid and annoying.

The Stupid Question: Will it float?
The Annoying Question: Will you be able to get it out of the basement?

Today I am vindicated, the canoe did indeed fit out of the basement and up the stairs!!!! Hopefully I will soon put the stupid people to rest.

(BTW, this is all purely tonge in cheeck)

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Looks great Dan. Better than that little white water bath tub toy you have.
Now you can play on the lakes.
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Dan, I get the same questions regarding a 16' Prospector I recently completed. Tomorrow it is coming out of the basement(If I measured correctly) And soon we will know how well it floats.

Great looking canoe, Dan!

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Looks great Dan. How are you planning to trim it?


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Dan:
You must have a really nice mommy, to have let you build that canoe in her basement.
You are a lucky guy.
Make sure you thank her.


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I have,

She loved the idea, it got me to move back into the house for a year. I saved in rent and food enough to build 3 canoes :D

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Dave Hadfield wrote:
Looks great Dan. How are you planning to trim it?


Hounduran Mahogany Gunnles, 3/4 square with a 1/4 roundover for the inners, non-scuppered. 3/4 X 1/2 for the outers....

Cherry carved yolk
Cherry caned seats
Cherry and Walnut laminated deck pieces...

Should be real pretty and about 45lbs when I am done..... Thinking about a sailing rig

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Wow Dan. I'm very impressed. That is an incredible canoe. Where will you take your first paddle?


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Thanks!!!!

Oakbank pond on Center Street in Thornhill, The probably sandy cove in Barrie... Then somewhere between here and Thunder Bay for a Week's solo trip.


I just finished the first coat of varnish on the seats and yolk.... I need to re-sand the inside with 120grit paper, and then the Boat is ready for varnish.... Afterthat, I glue in the deckplates, then put on the outside Gunnells (screws, no epoxy). and install the seats and Yolk.... Then I try to wait 2 weeks for the varnish to cure (NOT LIKELY....)

Anyway, when I get back from TBay I will probably have to re-varnish the outside anyway..... :D

Lots of work.... I do this for the compliments and admiration. A large ego takes a lot feed 8) j/k .... (well, sort of )

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There's no need to wait two weeks for the varnish to dry. I put the last coat on the 20 footer tonight, and it will be launched on Thursday. I routinely repair my canoes during the summer and use them the day after putting varnish on......turn the heat up if you want to speed things up...hope to post some pics next week.


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Dan:
You might want to think about putting some "graphite paint" on the bottom to protect it and to let it slide over rocks a bit better.


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Really good looking canoe. Honduran Mahogany - the real stuff no less!
I'm expecting that the Winisk that your building for me next month with look just as nice - and in the 40 pound range as well. I need to pick it up before the end of June. :D

nice work and beautiful contrasts
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Done.

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