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Project by fred4999 posted 08-26-2010 08:16 PM 1865 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally canoed the creek that borders my property. It was the trip from hell, too many logjams. The first picture is where I finished the trip, the second one was the beginning of the trip on my property. The canoe held up better than I did. But all in all it was a great 6 hours spent on one of my bucket list items.

-- Fred, Georgia





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mcoyfrog

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#1 posted 08-26-2010 08:33 PM

What heck of a bucket list, good job

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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mafe

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#2 posted 08-26-2010 09:00 PM

Congrat, so now you know that your work was well done.
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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AnnaEA

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#3 posted 08-26-2010 09:09 PM

Nicely done. A hellish day in a canoe is still better then a heavenly day in a traffic jam.

-- Work hard, play hard, drink good beer.

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Div

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#4 posted 08-26-2010 09:28 PM

I can think of MUCH worse ways to spend 6 hours! You are blessed to have that creek on your property.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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grizzman

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#5 posted 08-26-2010 11:40 PM

yea im thinking that anyone who can take a 6 hour trip on there property in a stream…has got some pretty nice blessings going there…but…now to the trip…can you take a small chainsaw with you next time and work the jams out…are they beaver created…or just fallen tree’s..if there beaver jams…that that is a problem…beavers are not easy to get rid off…they are very persistent..but glad you got the trip under your belt…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 08-27-2010 08:14 AM

Wow…six hours around your property…now that is some stream…very lucky man.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 08-27-2010 08:59 AM

Canoe trip?? a project??

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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fred4999

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#8 posted 08-27-2010 04:51 PM

Goodness, I mislead you all. I only have 5 acres, so the part by my place only took a min or two.

In reply to TopamaxSurvivor, this was a canoe that I built about 25 yrs ago and was testing it out for longevity. Check my project photos for earlier canoe photos.

Thanks for all the comments.

-- Fred, Georgia

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Bluepine38

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#9 posted 08-27-2010 05:29 PM

If you can find a good canoe partner, those log jams and other obstacles are a lot easier. Finding a good canoe
partner, hunting partner can be a lifetime project though. I am glad you were able to enjoy your canoe.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#10 posted 08-27-2010 05:42 PM

Glad to see it made the grade and you didn’t drown :-)) Looks like you did a very nice job on it.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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twissty

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#11 posted 08-27-2010 05:48 PM

Nice canoe. She seems to be aging gracefully.

I built one this spring. We’re still getting to know each other.

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mtnwild

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#12 posted 08-27-2010 11:55 PM

What a beauty!! Love the dark wood! What fun….............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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grosa

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#13 posted 09-01-2010 05:30 AM

That yacht looks great. It’s a Big boy. I love making them. I made 3 in my life time. Although I will never go in one again. Last time I got cornered by a 12’ alligator. No more for me. Great job.

-- Have a great day.

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Schwieb

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#14 posted 10-21-2010 03:51 PM

I appreciate your handywork. very nice

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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fred4999

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#15 posted 12-25-2010 09:51 PM

Thanks again for all the supportive comments. I really do want to build that sailboat and sail around the world – we’ll see!

-- Fred, Georgia

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