|Project by Rob||posted 05-17-2008 04:47 AM||1500 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Scott jokingly asked me for the canoe that went with the paddles I recently posted … well this is it. I didn’t actually build it but I did do a tonne of work on it. I made the gunwales, seats, and the yoke (and the child) pictured.
I was visiting an uncle last summer who had this beast out on a rack by his dock. It was in aweful shape, he said it hadn’t moved in 20 years. He was going to take it to the dump. All the wood was rotten and I pulled it off by hand. I wish I took a before pic. Anyway, what you see is the result of some fibreglass repair, a new coat of paint, and new ash trim.
It’s a heavy beast, weighing in at near 90lbs, but I love it. It was free minus my work and supplies to restore it, so you can’t beat the price.