ELCANA "Bob's Special".

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Daniel Pradella
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ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Daniel Pradella » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:28 pm

Hello folks and friends of Bear Mountain.
More or less at the end of 2012 got a project from a canoe "15 'Bob's Special". Received them and plans everything in perfect order thanks to the optimum provision of services at Bear Mountain. Dei start work the following year in 2013.
Being professional in the business of furniture making and a business owner, I performed these services only after working hours and weekends, with much care and dedication, therefore, this process was very slow.
So here are some photos of the construction process.
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Daniel Pradella » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:48 am

Hello friends detailing the material follows:
Wood: The idea was to work with three tones. (Red, yellowish white and dark)
Pink Cedar (Cedrela fissilis), to red.
Pine (Araucaria angustifolia) for white-yellowish.
Itauba (Mezilaurus itauba) For dark tone.
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Daniel Pradella » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:55 pm

Hello friends, okay?
For Bob's Special were to become my final work as it came time to give it a name.
The name chosen was biblical, "Elcana" father of Samuel, Elcana means "God's owns".
Following work with resin and fabric.
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Jim Dodd » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:55 am

Looks great !
To me fiberglassing was the scariest part ! You're well on your way !

Jim
Keep your paddle wet and your seat dry!

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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Daniel Pradella » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:01 pm

Hello Jim, really fiber is delicate. But I think it was more difficult internal finish requires a lot of patience and dedication. Below photos.
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Abraços Jim.
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Glen Smith » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:00 pm

Elcana is beautiful !

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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Jim Dodd » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:41 pm

By the way ! Welcome to the site !
The more pictures I see of Elcana, the more I like her !
Nice work !

Jim
Keep your paddle wet and your seat dry!

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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Cruiser » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:09 pm

The woods are awesome, can you please tell us what you used?


Brian

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Daniel Pradella
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Daniel Pradella » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:00 pm

Hello Cruiser.
Sorry must be flaw in my english weak, but above topic was specified this way.
Wood: The idea was to work with three tones. (Red, yellowish white and dark)
Pink Cedar (Cedrela fissilis), to red.
Pine (Araucaria angustifolia) for white-yellowish.
Itauba (Mezilaurus itauba) For dark tone.

Glen Smith, Jim Dodd, thank you.

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Daniel Pradella
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Daniel Pradella » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:20 pm

Hello guys.
For the final finish after the resin, applied a automotive (semi-matte) layer of varnish.
And so were moments of joy in building this canoe, I just desire to build a kayak. Hugs to all stay with God.
Follows photos.
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by BearLeeAlive » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:19 pm

Excellent job. :applause
-JIM-

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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Patricks Dad » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:03 pm

Wonderful job! Looks awesome!!!
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Jim Dodd » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:28 am

I love the wood combination, and especially the deck and storage compartment. I'd encourage you to tell your story on "My Canoecraft Story" I know I'd be interested!
Very nice work! I wanted to paddle ELCANA the minute I saw her!
Thanks for posting!
Jim
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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Daniel Pradella » Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:03 pm

Hello, friends. Glad with the approval of the masters.
I tried to to access the page of "My Canoecraft Story" not working. If friends have accepted a tip.

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Re: ELCANA "Bob's Special".

Post by Daniel Pradella » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:06 pm

Hello. :tu
After a while away return activities.
After the canoe, a transport vehicle was necessary. I managed to get it this year, I prepared the adaptations due to transport safety and the storage location of the canoe. See the photos.
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Pulley systems to collect it for easy handling.
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Now I have to start a rowing course.

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