13' 0" Rob Roy

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13' 0" Rob Roy

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13" Rob Roy

Post by Joan and Ted » Wed Aug 18, 2004 3:16 pm

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Posted on: 10 Jun 2004 02:51 am

13" Rob Roy
26 lbs.
Winnipeg, MB

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My rob roy

Post by hammer ny » Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:25 pm

I recently figured out how to make an album thanks to glen. Well this is the link hope you guys like it http://photobucket.com/albums/v237/Hamstien2000/

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Looks Great!

Post by Glen Smith » Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:29 pm

The Rob Roy looks very nice. You did a good job :applause
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Post by Juneaudave » Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:42 pm

Looks to me like you've got the knack for this!!! Do you have your next canoe planned? I think you did a really great job!...Juneaudave

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Next plans

Post by hammer ny » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:26 pm

Thanks a bunch jeunodave yeah i would love to build another one. I was wondering if any of you guys in the forum have built any of the kayaks from teds book. I would love to try one of those.

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Post by Glen Smith » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:37 pm

I have built the Resolute and the Venture. They are both relatively easy to build. :smile

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Post by hammer ny » Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:47 am

Were they kits? I think thats what im going to buy soon. The kits are mostly stich and glue right?

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Post by Glen Smith » Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:59 am

These are strip boats and I built them from scratch. If you prefer a Stitch and Glue kayak, I believe Ted Moores should soon be announcing the availability of a S & G kit for the Enterprise which is featured in his new book "Kayaks You Can Build". The Enterprise is a beauty :oh

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Re: 13' 0" Rob Roy

Post by churchman47 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:34 pm

Finally finished my Rob Roy this September and took her for her trial run on a small Central Alberta slough near my home. After canoeing throughout Ontario most of my life of 65 years,and never intentionally tipped a canoe, my Rob Roy had me in the drink within minutes. The good news is that it floated, I floated, my gear floated, and I dog-paddled us to shore and started again. Things learned? Always wear your life jacket; Scuppers serve a purpose; Leaches don't hurt; Keep your butt on the bottom of your RR; This is not a canoe.
On to the next project.

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Re: 13' 0" Rob Roy

Post by Glen Smith » Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:57 pm

Yes, the Rob Roy demands a low paddler position or you risk getting dunked as you found out.

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Re: 13' 0" Rob Roy

Post by doe4rae » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:13 pm

Just finished up a Rob Roy with a friend of mine. It's a beautiful little boat. Couldn't wait to get it in the water today for the maiden voyage. I have several years of experience paddling canoes and kayaks. I built a Bear Mountain Cottage Cruiser canoe and a Resolute kayak which have both kept me safe and dry over the past 7 years. (I've never tipped either of them.) The first thing I did after setting the Rob Roy in the water and snapping a few pictures of it was to tip it over getting into it. She is jittery and tippy/slide-y until you get your butt situated on the bottom of it. My friend - a less experienced paddler than I - also tipped it. I have a strict policy about not getting into a boat while it is beached but I think I'll be making an exception for this one. Paddles nice and feels fairly stable once you are moving but that first step is doozy.

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