15' 0" Prospector Ranger

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Sonshine777
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Post by Sonshine777 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:10 pm

Both of my boys are out of scouts 23 and 21 (both are Eagles), my oldest just went to work for US customs as a Customs officer. As far as continuing as scoutmaster I figured that I would stay with the troop for another few years. It is fun and fulfilling to see boys learn how to be leaders.

Back to the boat, I hope to have some pictures of the maiden voyage, which will happen this weekend.
Tom

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Post by Sonshine777 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:06 am

We Launched on Saturday (8/25/07) :applause . All I can say is, after 18 years of using an almuminum canoe I was shocked at the silence of this boat in the water. With aluminum you here every ripple of water that passes by or under the hull, the same with vegatation.
I am very pleased with the handling also, I am looking forward to many trips on the lakes here in the NW. :eyebrows

Here are three photos of the launch. There is a video to follow, but it still needs some editing.



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Maiden Voyage Video

Post by Sonshine777 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:08 am

Here is a video of the maiden voyage of the canoe. I gave my wife Denise and her parents rides, and then took my daughter Heidi for a paddle uo Lacamas Creek for about a mile and a half.

Enjoy.

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Post by canoeblderinmt » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:18 am

Very pretty boat! Really like the accent stripes. Hope you enjoy her for years to come.

Greg
" Choose to chance the rapids, Dare to dance the tide..."

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Post by Sonshine777 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:21 am

canoeblderinmt wrote:Very pretty boat! Really like the accent stripes. Hope you enjoy her for years to come.

Greg
Thanks, I plan on it. I am already thinking about what I want to build next. :wink
Tom

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Post by mtpocket » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:15 am

Great looking boat. I really like the arched decks. It is so much more attractive than the flat decks I used on my Redbird. I wonder if it's too late to change mine? I have a chainsaw.

:thinking

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Post by Sonshine777 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:11 pm

mtpocket wrote:Great looking boat. I really like the arched decks. It is so much more attractive than the flat decks I used on my Redbird. I wonder if it's too late to change mine? I have a chainsaw.

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Hold the chainsaw :frightened If the boat in your avatar is the one I think is, it looks Ok. :wink

The reason I went with the arched deck was because I didn't like the look of the cardboard pattern when I was fitting it. If I had made the deck short like the plans, flat would have been fine. I however wanted a dry storage area in the bow and stern so I built the decks 32" and put in a bulkhead. And a 32" flat deck looked blah, so I designed the arched ones.
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Post by Sonshine777 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:12 pm

Just subscribed to the Google web photo service (Free) wanted to se if it works here.
It is much easier to use and manage photo than Photobucket.

http://picasaweb.google.com/TomSonshine ... angerCanoe
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Post by Glen Smith » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:35 am

Tom, will picasweb allow you to post pictures on Forums like this one?

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I'm looking into it.

Post by Sonshine777 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:41 am

I'm looking into it. :smile
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Picasa

Post by Sonshine777 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:30 am

There is an option that allows you to embed a slideshow from Picasa but html needs to be enabled, which isn't the case for this forum. Below is an example of the code.

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<table style="width:194px;"><tr><td align="center" style="height:194px;background:url(http://picasaweb.google.com/f/img/transparent_album_background.gif) no-repeat left"><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/TomSonshine777/TomS15RangerCanoe"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/TomSonshine777/SFAUvKzAYAE/AAAAAAAABJk/S9TlFyhOFKY/s160-c/TomS15RangerCanoe.jpg" width="160" height="160" style="margin:1px 0 0 4px;"></a></td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:11px"><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/TomSonshine777/TomS15RangerCanoe" style="color:#4D4D4D;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">Tom's 15' Ranger Canoe</a></td></tr></table>
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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:45 pm

Tom, I did manage to post a pic for someone else from his picasaweb photo album but it functions in an intermittent fashion. Sometimes you see it, sometimes you don't. That is a problem with several photo services.

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Ranger build for Candian Canoe Museum sponsered by Rona

Post by Denis » Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:35 pm

During the second week of January 2009 we set up a donated strongback and forms in the Peterborough Rona building store and are in the process of building a Ranger model canoe for the Canadian Canoe Museum for a raffle. The kit was purchased by Rona for us and we volunteers are building it over the next couple of months. I will post pictures of our progress once I remember to take my camera.

To date we have installed planking to the waterline including installing the turn ups (or i I first heard it pronounced "turnips" )

Will keep you posted

Denis

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Post by viking » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:26 pm

Denis when are ya's there building. Would like to stop by. Probably in a couple weeks
Ain't none of us as smart as all of us.

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Post by Jim Dodd » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:18 am

Nice build Tom !!!

How did your glue applicater extension work ?

Next time try Elmers new "GEL" glues ! They make them in interior, or exterior.

They work great, no runs, and good work time.

I've learned to be very minimal with my glue, as the epoxy will seep into small voids and make the bond !

Again Nice job !

Jim
Keep your paddle wet and your seat dry!

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