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by Fredz
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Paddles, Techniques, Boat Transportation, Storage & Maintenance
Topic: Storage outside : any suggestion ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4672

Storage outside : any suggestion ?

Hi, I've finished my Freedom 17 this summer. I have built the entire canoe outside with no problem, except the extra care needed when applying epoxy (bugs, etc). I have built outside because I don't have any place to do it inside ... and now it's time for winter storage ! Does anyone have any sugges...
by Fredz
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: River canoe : wich model ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2015

Re: River canoe : wich model ?

Thanks for the answers. Here is some info on the intended use of the canoe I want to built : The canoe will be used for river purpose, sometime in swift water. Just for 1 day trip with 2 paddlers. I already have my Freedom 17 for long trip on lakes. Reading all the description in Canoecraft, I came ...
by Fredz
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: River canoe : wich model ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2015

Re: River canoe : wich model ?

Thank you.

Should I reinforce with 6oz or 4 oz clothes ?
by Fredz
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: River canoe : wich model ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2015

River canoe : wich model ?

Hello,

I want to built woodsrtip canoe that would be use for river purpose. I was looking for a 15 footer and think that the Ranger would be a good choice. I was thinking of reinforcing the bottom for the usual rocks ...

Any suggestion ?
by Fredz
Wed May 16, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Building a canoe outside?
Replies: 6
Views: 1935

Re: Building a canoe outside?

Hello, I'm currently building my canoe outside. It was my only option too, so I take the step forward last month. So far so good. I am now planking the hull (about 1/2 done). It is a little bit time consumming each time with the protecting tarp, but it doesn't bother me too much until now. For what ...
by Fredz
Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Weight : 1/4" white cedar vs 3/16" pine ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3647

Re: Weight : 1/4" white cedar vs 3/16" pine ?

Fredz wrote:Did you get the Red cedar from Specibois also?
Yes I also bought the WRC from Specibois. I also paid the extra $ to have it planed down to 7/8", so it's ready to be cut in strips. The wood looks very good ... knot free with beautiful grain. I am very please with it.
by Fredz
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Weight : 1/4" white cedar vs 3/16" pine ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3647

Re: Weight : 1/4" white cedar vs 3/16" pine ?

Thank you.
Glen, I just bought my white cedar and WRC from Specibois this morning. Mr Cauchon showed me a photo of your Hiawatha (the same you use on this site I guess). I hope mine will look as good !

Next step : ripping and bead and cove. Any tips ?
by Fredz
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Weight : 1/4" white cedar vs 3/16" pine ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3647

Weight : 1/4" white cedar vs 3/16" pine ?

Hello, After a couple of years reading and a lot of thinking ... since I have no choice but to built outside, I finally decided to go ahead anyway with to Freedom 17. I know that some poeple disaprove building outside (it's not ideal I know), but it's that or nothing !! So I'll keep posting news of ...