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by Spring
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: The Twins
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: The Twins

Ya. For me uploading the pics is a bit of work. I wish there was an easier and better way. I'm not much interested in sharpening my computer skills to do it, which is a shame. Heaven knows I have lots of canoe pics.


Cheers!
by Spring
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: The Twins
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

The Twins

Attached, hopefully is a pic of two canoes I delivered in June. One went to Revelstoke BC. The other to Cold Lake Alta. If this works, I'll add pics and dialogue.


Cheers!
by Spring
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: New to forum and working on first canoe!
Replies: 8
Views: 2695

Re: New to forum and working on first canoe!

ethgib. I have just completed 2 Prospectors. I will start the third after Labour Day, and yes, that is labour with a U. Welcome aboard! WRT space, I too mounted my strongback on the diagonal in order to get more clearance on the ends. Two things to remember are that in addition you will need enough ...
by Spring
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Maximum Beam
Replies: 12
Views: 3489

Re: Maximum Beam

Canoes 1 and 2 have now been delivered to very happy daughters. Canoe 3 will follow this winter. The first stop was Revelstoke BC. The second was Cold Lake Alberta. Both canoes were loaded onto specially built transport racks fitted to my Ford Ranger. By the Cold Lake drop that canoe had travelled a...
by Spring
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Boat-Building Tips & Techniques
Topic: Building a few new paddles
Replies: 5
Views: 4133

Re: Building a few new paddles

Very nice.

Right now I am up to my ears in finishing canoe 2. It has a deadline. In the works however, are paddles, 10 of them.

Mine will be way more pedestrian than yours. Yours are stunning.

Cheers!
by Spring
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Maximum Beam
Replies: 12
Views: 3489

Re: Maximum Beam

Thanks Jim. I just came in from gluing up the second inwale. It seemed to go well. The beam measurement came out at 34 1/4". That's a win and a great relief. Things should proceed smoothly from here. Thwart is next. Since I knew from the start I would be building 3 canoes, I made or bought shipsets ...
by Spring
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Maximum Beam
Replies: 12
Views: 3489

Re: Maximum Beam

Still no joy with pics which is unfortunate. I'll sort that later. The good news is that as I indicated I temporarily fit both inwales to see what would happen. Bottom line? Problem solved. As soon as I fit them I found that I am now looking at 34 1/4 inches, and the whole thing looks good. In fact ...
by Spring
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Maximum Beam
Replies: 12
Views: 3489

Re: Maximum Beam

Thank you all for your prompt responses. My computer gags if I try to upload pics. Ergo the lack thereof. The bottom line is that the inner glass is on. The canoe is supported toward the ends. The 35" dimension is at the sheerline. I can find no reference either in Canoecraft or on the DVD to using ...
by Spring
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Builders' Forum
Topic: Maximum Beam
Replies: 12
Views: 3489

Maximum Beam

I am building the second of three 16' Prospectors and have had to stop to scratch my head. I learned a lot building the first. With the second, I am a lot more pleased with how it looks overall. It is neat, and it is straight. What is different is that canoe 1 off the molds had an overall width less...