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Post by Ana » Sun Aug 14, 2005 9:58 am

Hi i'm from Finland, northern scandinavia.
I have built one woodstrip canoe "Proepector" and now i'm building a new one which is a modified version of prospector and i have a question that can i keep my canoe outside through the winter?
Weather could be here from 37 down to minus 10 degrees.
Rain or snow can't reach it cause of the roof but the walls are open.
The canoe does not lay on the ground.
I'd be really glad if some one could help me with this, i don't want to ruin my canoe!

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Post by Bryan Hansel » Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:33 pm

I store my wood boats in an unheated shop during the winter, and last year it got down to -30 F at points. The boats held up fine. I would only worry about it if water somehow got into your canoe.

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Post by Denis » Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:42 pm

I would suggest strongly keeping it out of the sun, which it sounds like you will be doing. Otherwise I see no problem as I keep my boats outside in an unheated shed.

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Post by tedshred » Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:19 am

Just make sure that snow is not allowed to pile up on the canoe; that stuff is HEAVY! I learned this the hard way. :crying

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Re: Maintanence

Post by Auvo R » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:20 am

I have my Redbird outside hanging from the roof of a car shelter.
Where in Finland you are? I'm in Joensuu.

Auvo R

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