Friday, September 15, 2006

Building a Canoe - The Final Chapter

Well, the boat is finally done. It's been finished for a while, but I was too lazy to get it on the blog. Here it is, at home. Susan did the stenciling and designed the decks. I learned a lot about woodworking and boatbuilding doing this. And, I got to get a couple of new tools for the project.

The second picture is the boat on the water. I wanted something that handles like an Old Town Canadienne and this canoe didn't disappoint me. Moderate initial stability that firms up, tracks without a lot of correction and turns nicely when leaned. Our next trip in it will be up to northern Michigan to paddle the Pine River when the fall colors develop. I just can't wait to see how it handles on moving water.
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Blogger Motorcycle Touring Made Easy said...

Great information on building a canoe.I love the pictures too.
My husband Mike build his first canoe years ago. We still need to put it in the water.

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