View Full Version : b.n. morris canoe form progress
10-31-2003, 10:28 AM
this should keep me busy through the winter. hope it floats.
[ 10-31-2003, 11:33 AM: Message edited by: bob goeckel ]
10-31-2003, 10:46 AM
Wow! That's just the MOLD?!? For God's sake, whatever you do, don't burn it when you pop the canoe off! ;)
10-31-2003, 11:00 AM
They are beautiful boats. I don't think I've ever seen a better looking hull form than the Morris. What's the plan for finish wood, decks etc ? My original (under restoration) has book matched mahogany compound curved 36 in. forward, 24 in. aft, and mahogany outwales. Good work. Keep us posted.
10-31-2003, 11:03 AM
got any pictures to post Paul?
10-31-2003, 12:35 PM
This the bow profile, before the restoration started.
10-31-2003, 01:22 PM
i'm going to basically build as original but i am debating the closed rails. i may opt for open design. i'm learning all this as i go.
10-31-2003, 01:31 PM
The rails on my example are open but the outwales are rabbeted oven the planking top edge. They are also quite wide, about 1-1/2 inch amid, tapering to about 1/2 inch at the ends. You can see the shadow in the pic above. A nice looking treatment. I think.
10-31-2003, 03:51 PM
paul, that sure will be a beaut!
Peter Malcolm Jardine
10-31-2003, 03:55 PM
that's gorgeous :eek: smile.gif
10-31-2003, 04:19 PM
What model are you building, and where did you get the lines, off a canoe or did you buy plans?
10-31-2003, 06:47 PM
Bob: If you havn't run across them yet, there are a couple of reprints of the original Morris Catalogs put out by WCHA. They show the various options, styles and accessories available when the boats were produced.
11-02-2003, 11:32 PM
it's a 16' model b. i picked up a 1905 this summer and the lines are from it, though i may take some liberties with the details. paul a wcha member has already supplied me with the catalogues thanks. i've started to attach the bands this week-end about halfway done. so far so good.
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