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    ever have a project that you almost finished and then it sat for years, like a ghost lurking in a dark corridor of the mind?

    i had this canoe, a gift for my daughter, within 20 hours of completion 4 springs ago. then i didn't finish it for the summer season of 2018...goal line moved to the winter of '19...at which point all hell broke loose.

    so, i wrapped it completely in plastic and put it on the canoe trailer, where it has been tarped ever since. meanwhile, daughter has gone from fresh college graduate to career woman. oh my aching heart.

    given myself until daughter's birthday in august to find the hours to finish. maybe carve a paddle to go with it.

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    Nice!
    Did you paint the Kingfisher?

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    yes, directly on the cedar before glassing

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    Decades ago I built my first glued lap boat, a Tom Hill 11'6" Charlotte canoe.
    When finished, I started a second. After the garboards went on, the boat sat for years while I built other boats.
    I finally trashed the project to make way for other things.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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    Should clean up nicely. You are in the home stretch! Is there a model name or is it a homegrown design?
    "Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. " - Thoreau

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    the molds are the huron from ted moores canoecraft.

    i shortened it by a few inches, to use some 16' lumber i had. and reduced freeboard by 1.5", iirc. and added a touch of rocker.

    planked and glassed as lightly as i could manage.

    the idea was a versatile boat for solo tripping or two-up day paddling, one that my 120lb daughter can roof rack and portage on her own.

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    Shiny

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    What's your estimate finished weight?

    Nice looking (potential) boat!
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    I've got 1,000 typed pages for a bo0ok that remains unfinished to date. ONE of these days, I'll finish the bloodything...

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    Get off the computer and get out to that canoe!!!!!
    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    Clever mast support. What type of rig are you planning? Todd has some nice stuff.

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    lovely..

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    Nice!!
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    your reveals always show remarkable talent. This is another nice example.
    Without friends none of this is possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    your reveals always show remarkable talent. This is another nice example.
    Well said Ted .

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    I took the easy way out and got mydaughter a Wenonah Vagabond in kevlar ultralight then added an extra layer of 4 oz s-glass on the bottom then painted over the epoxied glass below waterline w gray interlux. She sends me pics from Maine w dog and her fishing from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    your reveals always show remarkable talent. This is another nice example.
    I don’t know about talent, maybe remarkable capacity for work, follow through, detail, integrityand balance. Talks good too.

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    So much happened in a few years.
    Grandpa's pingu makes another appearance too.

    edit , several hours later......wait.. Was it a penguin or a hawk, I think I stuck my foot in it again..
    Last edited by John B; 06-27-2022 at 08:33 PM.

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    Sweet Boat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Jung View Post
    What's your estimate finished weight?
    right about 40lbs.

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    It is likely modeled after the Quebec Native American Huron wood and canvas canoes which were known to be economically built but great paddling canoes. I restored a 20 footer once, but never got a chance to paddle it.

    Fitz
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Clever mast support. What type of rig are you planning? Todd has some nice stuff.
    a sailing canoe is a thing of beauty...not in the works this time.

    i did extract a sail from todd a few years ago, for my chameleon dinghy.

    my niece ghosting on the farm pond:

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    not the best way to show off the sail, but a nice scene. she really did manage to sail all points around the ~3 acre pond that afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    So much happened in a few years.
    Grandpa's pingu makes another appearance too.

    edit , several hours later......wait.. Was it a penguin or a hawk, I think I stuck my foot in it again..
    he identifies as a hawk

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    he identifies as a hawk
    An Awk?

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    Looks imperial anyway.
    Like an Emperor..

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