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My 'Canoe Build' Finished Planking

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Well, I finished planking my canoe yesterday and spent time today just to look at it and decide how to cut my shear line. I must say that to this point, it has been a very fun build, and very rewarding! Next step is adding and shaping the bow and stern stems then on to fiberglassing (I already faired and sanded the hull). If there is anyone interested in building a canoe or Kayak, feel free to contact me, now would be a great time to see the canoe as it is still on the molds. Thanks for looking! Happy Mardi Gras!
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Art
Thanks for the updates I have looking forward to the post. I will be first to say that it has turned out unbelievably Beautiful. Keep it it up, Congrats!
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Nice Work
I am very interested in seeing this canoe and learning to do this by doing it.
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canoe build
Randy - check your email.

Thanks!
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Looks really good
You've obviously got a real talent with wood working. That thing is beautiful. Keep us updated on your project. I wis i had that kind of patience.
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canoe
Very nice. I've been enjoying following your progress.
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Looks great !!
Love it man. keep the posts coming.
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super nice!!!!
you sure got talent and patience!!
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installed outer stems
Tonight I installed the outer stems. The outer stems cover the end grain of the strips that make up the hull of the canoe. First I saturated the end grain of the strips and inner stem with thin epoxy, then applied thickend epoxy. I added sawdust from sanding the hull to the epoxy to give it a color match, this also thickend the epoxy to fill any voids. I screwed the stem in place with wax applied to the screws so that I can remove them when dried. I will fill screw holes with wooden dowels after they are removed. Now that the stems are installed, I will just shape them to blend in with the contour of the hull, then i'll be ready for fiberglassing, can't wait!!!
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forgot pic
outer stem installed and cleaned up with acetone.
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Canoe
Nice work, it looks to pretty to put in the water.
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Phatwater
Thanks Swamper, one of the reasons I built this is to do the Phatwater. It's a 42.5 mile run down the Mississippi river. Beyond that, I hope to use it around the Cat Island and Bayou Sarah area of St. Francisville. Now that I have one under my belt, maybe i'll do one just to look at. My next project will be a 20' classic barrell back mahogany runabout.
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Canoe
Wow what a thing of beauty! You are a true craftsman that thing should be put in a museum!Awesome job.
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pretty
Need to come do 'Paddle Bayou Lafourche 2013' in that thing in April. I'm paddling the Saturday leg in a Hobie or a Chapman.
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Bayou LaFourche
Boots, that sounds interesting! How do I get information on that event, could be the maiden voyage.
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paddle event
http://www.btnep.org/subsites/paddle/paddlehome.aspx Happens every year. They paddle from Donalsonville to Mathews in 4 days. I paddle the Thibadeaux to Mathews leg on Saturday. If yo like to paddle, its a cool event. I have a seen a few kayaks that have the same construction as your canoe at that event. Sign up soon if you decide to go, because it fills up fast. Espeacially the Saturday leg.
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Paddle events
If you like Louisiana paddle events you should also check out the tour du tech.
Awesome canoe!!!
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times running out
I would love to make both of these events! I know I can't be ready for the teche event because thats only 2 weeks away, but if I push it, I could possibly make the LaFourche paddle assuming i have no major set backs. Thanks for looking and thanks for the compliments!!
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