Update on Canoe Build

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tsmitherman
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Update on Canoe Build

Post by tsmitherman » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:04 pm

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Here's a current picture of the Sassafras 16 canoe that I'm building with my grandson. One more coat of epoxy and we'll be ready to paint her! :D :D
Tom
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36' 1969 Willard Aft-Pilothouse Trawler
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Re: Update on Canoe Build

Post by red » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:51 pm

looks great

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Re: Update on Canoe Build

Post by Bergy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:57 pm

Looks great Tom. Thought I would see pictures of a 16' Stripper. Is that next in the fleet? Your grandson must be real proud of this accomplishment and I'll bet a few valuable life lessons were taught in the building process. Will you be building paddles next?

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Re: Update on Canoe Build

Post by tsmitherman » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:02 am

Howard,
We originally bought the Glen-L Stripper plans, but after considering the attention span of my grandson, I decided that gluing in all those strips one-by-one would push the limits of both our patience.

The lapstrake plywood canoe worked well for us. I drew out the strakes on the plywood panels and he used the jigsaw to cut them out, staying way outside the lines. I then finished them up with a router and patten bit, with patterns that I'd made from 1/2" mdf. (He got a little time with the router, with my hands over his on the handles.)

Wiring the panels together was another good project for the grandson - kept him busy for a long time as he inserted the wires and I followed him, tightening them up. After it was glued up, he had the job of removing all the wires.

It's been a good project for both of us!
And yes, I have couple of clear cypress boards set aside to make paddles.
Tom
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36' 1969 Willard Aft-Pilothouse Trawler
Blog: www.genesisboat.blogspot.com


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