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Project by Deckerpair posted 718 days ago 2890 views 25 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this canoe for my gradkids to have when the come visit us on camping trips. It’s cedar with Cherry stems and cypress gunwhales.

Took about 1 month and used mostly scrape material from around the shop. The design is the Nymph from the book Building Strip-Planked Boats by Nick Schade.

-- The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake. Keith, Highlands Texas, http://www.deckerpair.com





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 718 days ago

Another great job. What do guys like you and Kevin do for a “bucket list”?

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 718 days ago

Fantastic craftsmanship. You will have the proudest grandkids on the water.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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RetiredCoastie

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#3 posted 717 days ago

Sweet looking canoe. I also like your other boats in the last pic. Did they come from the same book? Thanks for posting.

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dust4tears

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#4 posted 717 days ago

CooL!

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Kevin L. B.

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#5 posted 717 days ago

Looks great! Very nice job

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HalDougherty

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#6 posted 717 days ago

Beautiful looking boat. Very impressive!

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MonteCristo

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#7 posted 717 days ago

Beautiful canoe !

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Mark

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#8 posted 717 days ago

thats awesome…how long is that canoe?

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Deckerpair

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#9 posted 717 days ago

10’ with a weight of 15lb and will carry a 130lb load. The other two kayaks are not in the book however they are by the same designer. they are the wooduck 12 and the wooduck 12 hybrid

-- The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake. Keith, Highlands Texas, http://www.deckerpair.com

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socrbent

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#10 posted 717 days ago

Awesome! beautiful and functional canoe.

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Mark

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#11 posted 717 days ago

thats crazy! u make me wanna take a whack at it

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust

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jim C

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#12 posted 717 days ago

Be proud my friend. That is a work of art.
I may even attempt that once I have the courage and patience. HA!

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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bowtie

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#13 posted 717 days ago

lucky grandkids to have such a beautiful canoe to use.
what weight fiberglqss did you use, inside and out. the lightweight is impressive.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Deckerpair

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#14 posted 717 days ago

The cedar was planed down to 31/16ths then once faired was glassed with 4oz cloth on both inside and out. I then used one layer of 6oz glass tape on the shear and kealson inside and out for strength. After wetout I faired again and then used 2 more epoxy coats and six spar varnish coats. Before glass I always heat the shop to over 80 degrees and put one coat of epoxy on (before any glass) and then turn the air back down to 70 degrees. This makes the wood stop outgassing and suck the resin deep into the fibers. Then the glass oes on the next day.

-- The fair wind blows just as well whether the sailor sleeps or is awake. Keith, Highlands Texas, http://www.deckerpair.com

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jPell

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#15 posted 706 days ago

Amazing. I’m looking to do a boat build within the next couple years and hope it comes out half as nice. Beautiful stuff.

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