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Though not really a woodworking project of the quality shown on this website. I figured I’d jump in and show you the first canoe sailing rig I made.

The boy and I are on Forked Lake in the Adirondacks and hoping to ride some wind. We got her up to 6.8 mph (by GPS) on Forked Lk but the wind was not kind to us on Long Lake. I am the Pirate and quite naturally the Captain. Boy did not want to bring a bandana so as to complete the pirate motif.

The rig was burned for firewood at the end of Long Lake so as not to have to hump her over the Raquette River Falls Carry.

We improved on her later with another rig.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"





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Splinterman

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#1 posted 1774 days ago

Great father and son project…..well done.

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RexMcKinnon

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#2 posted 1773 days ago

Looks like fun. Did it make the canoe tippy?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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Cantputjamontoast

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#3 posted 1773 days ago

Luckily we had the wind at our backs when going fast(believe me 6.8 MPH feels much faster than it is) so we were ok. “sailing ” beats paddling any day.

Versoin 2 on a different body of water we made it one length of the canoe before going over.

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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BTKS

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#4 posted 1772 days ago

Cool!!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1770 days ago

neat looks like fun

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learnin2do

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#6 posted 1445 days ago

oh, heckyeah!

-- christine

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rivergirl

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#7 posted 1445 days ago

Just like Lewis and Clark.. .. burn it/bury it rather than portage what you can build (or hope you can rebuild) further up the river. Looks like you had a great time with the kids! Arrrrrrrrrr keep it up captain.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Cantputjamontoast

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#8 posted 1442 days ago

thanks for the kind comments
unfortunately no nice trip like that this year

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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