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PostPosted: March 3rd, 2007, 10:19 am 
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Have you ever had that canoe that you just like the lines of, the way it handles in the water , respones to every paddle turn. I have acouple infact. The first one is an old Peterbourgh that I found in a garage sale a few years back. Unforunatelly it had been reskined in fiberglass, I plan on attempting to restore it back to canvas. Before that I would like to lift a few Kevlar shells off it using it as a male mould. Question, shall I remove the Fiberglass and lift the shells off the wood mould or leave the fiberglass on and sand it down perfectly smooth then lay up the shell.??


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PostPosted: March 3rd, 2007, 11:07 am 
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Trying to use the wooden hull as a plug would present many difficulties, as all the spaces between ribs, dents around tacks and nails, etc, would all have to be filled and leveled. Sanding the existing fiberglass might work. There was a guy who posted his work on making kevlar canoes in this site, if you do a search, you might find him and be able to ask him specific questions


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