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 Post subject: first canoe build.
PostPosted: March 6th, 2014, 10:24 pm 
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I picked up this canoe for ten bucks last fall just before winter. It is in rough shape but i think its worth saveing.

I do not know made the canoe but am trying to find out. It is 17 feet long and almoust 4 feet wide.
The guy i picked it up from tried to do some restoration but it is not up to the task to keep what he has done.

Plans so far is to remove seats gunwhales and sand it down to expose the hidden scars. What i assume are patches are porly done and thick.
Repatch whats needed and reinforce scrape spots.

I will add a few photos from when i picked it up. As soon as the rain is gone i will be pulling it out for more photos and to start work.


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 Post subject: Re: first canoe build.
PostPosted: March 6th, 2014, 11:55 pm 
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Budget your time and money according to (1) the original worth and quality of the canoe, and (2) what it will do for you when complete. There are some wood-canvas classics that are certainly worth a near-total rebuild, but battered and patched fiberglass canoes really can't be made "like new" again. A good goal is to end up with a canoe that is serviceable for fishing and lake paddles.


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 Post subject: Re: first canoe build.
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2014, 8:03 am 
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Sounds like a pretty large canoe, freighter possibly. Is it wood or fibreglass? Put up some pics, we all love a mystery.

Christy


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