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  1. Beautiful canoe. Well done.

    Beautiful canoe. Well done.
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    Really nice looking canoe that. Well done.

    Really nice looking canoe that. Well done.
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    Pal

    Pal
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    Hi and welcome Also in Somerset. What is a...

    Hi and welcome
    Also in Somerset. What is a Bubbie?
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    Hi and welcome I live not too far away in Weston...

    Hi and welcome
    I live not too far away in Weston Super Mare. It may be a bit far from you but the Bridgewater to Taunton canal is very good for a beginner. It has very little traffic to worry about...
  6. All good advice from the others above. Some...

    All good advice from the others above. Some canoes are more stable than others but they all feel a bit tippy to some degree. You will get used to it. Some get more stable as you tip them. Up to a...
  7. Hi Yemaya I take it you wear a PFD. If you are...

    Hi Yemaya
    I take it you wear a PFD. If you are worried about tipping out, then maybe you could find a shallow lake or river to practice on until you have more confidence. I am not too experienced...
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    Don`t know if you are still looking for info but...

    Don`t know if you are still looking for info but I built a Eureka 155. Things I like about it are the optional built in flotation chambers at each end. I fitted a screw in waterproof hatch at one end...
  9. Agree with stinkwheel mine is just butt jointed...

    Agree with stinkwheel mine is just butt jointed and taped both sides. However I did use 6 mm ply. Bit late for you but others might be looking for a solution to making a split canoe. I have a canoe...
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    I used white wood (whatever that is. Pine?) from...

    I used white wood (whatever that is. Pine?) from Wickes on mine. Tried to get the best knot free wood I could find. Didn`t think to wet it but it was outside under a gazebo . It was raining so the...
  11. Wow what a lovely looking boat. I am with you on...

    Wow what a lovely looking boat. I am with you on the seats. Function has to come before form sometimes if it makes you comfortable.
    Enjoyed reading this. Thanks for posting.

    Darren
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    My experience FWIW. Let the glue set fully on...

    My experience FWIW.
    Let the glue set fully on the scarf joint before you fix through it. As a general rule with softwood try not to fix within 100mm of an end (sometimes you have to to stop it...
  13. Thread: Canoebie

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    Would like to do that sometime Old man. Won`t be...

    Would like to do that sometime Old man. Won`t be for a couple of weeks though unless you get about midweek, as I work shifts which mess some of my weekends up.
  14. Thread: Canoebie

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    posted some pics on another thread If you are...

    posted some pics on another thread If you are interested.

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php/2766-Gallery-of-home-made-canoes/page5
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    Sticky: Hi all. I built a fairly unique 3 part canoe...

    Hi all.
    I built a fairly unique 3 part canoe based on a Eureka 155 designed by Michael storer. Took me hours to work out where to put the bulk heads to get it to nest how I wanted it to. Just could...
  16. Thread: Canoebie

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    Hi all. thanks for the welcome. Multi Mark I...

    Hi all. thanks for the welcome.
    Multi Mark
    I will try to get some pics up. Took some today and a few when I was building it. If I built it again I would definitely change a few things. That is...
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    Unusual looking boat. In a good way. What is the...

    Unusual looking boat. In a good way. What is the skin made of? Is it canvas? If so a patch of canvas or denim, stitched or glued on the inside. Fill the gaps on the outside with resin or some kind of...
  18. Thread: Canoebie

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    Canoebie

    Hello
    I used to have a Kayak when I was a teenager in the eighties, which I just used to play about with on the river Ouse and the embankment, in Bedford. Then I started work and had children etc. I...
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