Small fishing boat

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Project by twissty posted 04-30-2011 04:47 AM 3937 views 17 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed my second cedar/ Epoxy canoe. I designed this one myself. It’s 11’ long, 34” wide and designed to be paddled, rowed, or to use a small electric or gas outboard. Total weight is 61 lbs. It’s small enough to be hauled on top of an ATV and is big enough for two people. The Hull is cedar and the trim and seats are red oak. the hull is sheathed in fiberglass cloth and epoxy. All the woodwork is sealed in epoxy and everything is protected with spar varnish. The seats are hand caned, and the seatbacks can be folded down.

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#1 posted 04-30-2011 05:04 AM

Real nice looking canoe. These cedar strip canoes are always a work of art. If this is your second one, then you know how carfull you have to be when putting in and out of the water. It’s not like an aluminum canoe that you can just drag out of the water on the rocks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#2 posted 04-30-2011 05:05 AM

Absolutely beautiful. Every time I see a project this nice I think I’d like to try to a boat or canoe. Maybe someday…

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#3 posted 04-30-2011 05:13 AM

Doesn’t everyone want to build a boat? I sure would. If I ever do, I hope it turns out this good. Thanks for the posting and the inspiration. Nice work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 04-30-2011 05:15 AM

Nice little boat. Very elegant for fishing. I can picture a gentleman rowing his lady, complete with parasol, about the park in this little beauty.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 04-30-2011 05:43 AM

very nice job …the cane must have been fun ;)

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#6 posted 04-30-2011 05:46 AM

Beautiful craftsmanship!!

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#7 posted 04-30-2011 06:11 AM

Love that boat . Nice and a lot of work there

-- Back home. Fernando

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#8 posted 04-30-2011 06:16 AM



-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#9 posted 04-30-2011 07:10 AM

WOW, Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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

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#10 posted 04-30-2011 09:55 AM

Beautiful job! I’d cringe everytime it gets a scratch!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#11 posted 04-30-2011 10:22 AM

Now all you need is a lake and a pair of fishing poles :) Really wonderful job, mate!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#12 posted 04-30-2011 11:04 AM

Beautiful canoe. I really like your mermaid on the bow, the splash guard behind the front seat, the flat bottom design, the folding seats, and you even made cup holders. Very nice.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#13 posted 04-30-2011 01:36 PM

very nice looks comfy


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 04-30-2011 02:16 PM


Very nice boat. Your NOT gong to put it in the water, are you?
I wouldn’t be surprised if you made the oars too. Did you?

Man, I would display this on a wall as art, or suspend it upside down in a Seafood restaurant dining room with a vaulted ceiling and beams. Don’t scratch it!

It’s too nice!

One day, I’ll build one…......I hope it’s as cool as yours.

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#15 posted 04-30-2011 02:59 PM

Not only is this beautiful, but it looks like you covered every option as well. I would not even know where to start on something like this. Awesome job!

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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