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 Post subject: 20 footer launched
PostPosted: April 27th, 2006, 8:22 pm 
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Launched the 20 foot Quetico tonight, John Winter's design of course. Very nice family boat or very extended tripping....can fit seven 60 litre barrels easily...tracked nicely with the four of usin it, and is still able to do a 360 in an amazingly short time...posted a couple of pics in the boat building album, should have some on water pics tomorrow.

http://gallery.myccr.com/displayimage.php?album=8&pos=1

http://gallery.myccr.com/displayimage.php?album=8&pos=0


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PostPosted: April 27th, 2006, 8:31 pm 
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Nice work! That is one monster of a canoe..... How wide is it? Can it fit through a twisty portage trail?

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Forgot the details.....35 1/2 inches at the mid point...haven't weighed it yet, but lighter than the Old Town Scow........I think about 75 pounds....and that's with 10 ounce cloth inside and out. Black ash trim, birch yoke.......too much fun!


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Congrates Rob,

Looks good. Which design was it, the Quetico? did you stretch it to get the 20ft?

BTW, my modified Quetico, the hull is now finished, 43 lbs. Don't know when it will get trimed out.

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Yes Dan L., it is the Quetico, simply added to each station to get the extra length, all other dimensions are the same. The longer hull is very boyant, I suspect it will carry a massive load.

To the other Dan, it was hard enough to get the original 18 1/2 foot Quetico through ports cut out for 16 foot canoes...........another reason to carry a chainsaw!


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Beautiful.

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You have every reason to be proud of your work. A few nwell placed scratches with a good story to go with them and it will be a family treasure.

The only thing better than building one's own boat is seeing some oen do a good job of building theirs.

You will have to keep the chainsaw sharp though. :D

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PostPosted: April 29th, 2006, 2:31 pm 
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Oh Yes, Cute kids. Bet they paddle like pros.

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Great looking boat. Nice work.

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Looks long and slim and fast. I like the rockered shape, too.

Did you butt-joint the planks?

How deep is it at mid-point?

Looks like a great expedition boat.

Congrats!


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 Post subject: Re: 20 footer launched
PostPosted: June 29th, 2009, 2:48 pm 
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RHaslam , if you dont mind sharing, how much did you add between stations and how much wider did Mr Winters recommend you go to? I saw your mension that you go wider in another thread. Nice looking boat do you have other pics to share?
Cedarboy 8)


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 Post subject: Re: 20 footer launched
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Wow!

Awesome looking craft! Huge and cool.

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 Post subject: Re: 20 footer launched
PostPosted: July 12th, 2009, 1:12 pm 
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Can't remember off hand how far i spaced the stations, but it is a simple matter of determining the number of inches you want to add, and then dividing it by the number of stations. That will give you the measurement to add on to the standard 12 inch spacing. Can't remember what J Winters had recommended for widening, but probably taking it out to 40 inches would be good at the mid section. However, then you are designing a new boat with a new set of stations.

I use this canoe now for my family and for our school canoe club. It's referred to as the "Red Cross Canoe" by the students, because whenever someone develops a minor illness or strain, they end up in the middle of the 20 footer.

Don't have a lot of pictures, but there is one on this page
http://gchs.sgdsb.on.ca/students/clubs/ ... 7/day3.htm


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 Post subject: Re: 20 footer launched
PostPosted: July 13th, 2009, 11:52 pm 
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Thanks for sharing that, I was thinking about an inch per form or so, just putting a pencil to the numbers right now.
CB 8)


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