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    the Gunwhale grab is good, it complements the...

    the Gunwhale grab is good, it complements the air brace the guy in front is doing to counter it :D
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    looking for the pictures.

    Hi guys,

    If any of you happened to save the pictures from this article, Please let me know, I'd appreciate a copy.

    I managed to crater my hard drive on my server and lost several articles,...
  3. Thread: Kids & Camping

    by Myrlin
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    Hmm, I've always found the opposite. When...

    Hmm,

    I've always found the opposite. When camping and the kids are out like a light.

    I think there is a big difference from being out camping and camping out in your back yard. In first...
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    Nahanni can be pretty bad for Mosquitoes,...

    Nahanni can be pretty bad for Mosquitoes, especially in the splits. Although a 'well used' river, it is still pretty remote. you'd be stuck if you swam and lost the canoe.

    here are some links...
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    well done.

    look fantastic.

    One bit of advise for a bit more work.

    I found that my decks split when I'd use a similar handle hole in them to tie down to the car (after several years). I got a 1 1/4"...
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    one more thing

    Hi,

    The pic of the young tyke earlier in the tread, with the blue PFD which has a strap on the top. Make sure you get one with the same. makes it easier to pull them back out of the water and...
  7. I've done that.

    So with the CRV I had 2003 model, I've loaded the canoe and the bikes off the back.

    I found that to open the back door I'd have to untie the back of the canoe, and the rear belly strap, so I...
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    installing a bilge pump in an old canoe.

    hey guys,

    below is another 'article' I've written documenting installing a bilge pump in my canoe.
    Hope it is some use to someone thinking of doing the same... If interested, you can see the...
  9. Thread: Gunnels tension

    by Myrlin
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    Hey, I put my gunnels on by myself, and really...

    Hey,

    I put my gunnels on by myself, and really struggled. they were tapered. I did get them on and only Epoxied them in place. I'm mildly surprised they have not spronged off, but it has been...
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    Another method is to taper the gunnels for the...

    Another method is to taper the gunnels for the last 3ft of so of the ends... Your mileage may vary though.
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    Can you post some pictures?

    Can you post some pictures?
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    Video of building a birch bark canoe

    Hi guys,

    If you are stuck home on a rainy/snowy day, and you have a quiet hour to spend. Grab a brew and check this out. I found it completely engrossing... the more I watched it the more I...
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    Nice, good on you.

    Nice, good on you.
  14. Thread: Sanding

    by Myrlin
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    Well, If you are using a belt sander... the...

    Well,

    If you are using a belt sander... the following does not apply, and all bets are off.

    Hint (which you allude to, but I'll expand on for others): On the out side first a hand planer...
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    Hi Mooney, As I recall there is an on going...

    Hi Mooney,

    As I recall there is an on going debate as to if it is better to epoxy 6oz fiberglass direcly to the wood, or to precoat the wood with a layer of epoxy first, letting it dry. ...
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    Canoe Tie down tip

    Hi guys,

    I've written up a brief article on how to install tie down loops on a car that does not have a convenient way of tying the ends of the canoe down. It is here
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    Ha ha ... that was funny... but that is exactly...

    Ha ha ... that was funny... but that is exactly what you'd have if you fell in the water at any time of year, nevermind November

    also... now that you mention it I miss spelt the lake's name, its...
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    Hi Invicta, So -32 is what I call "stupid ___...

    Hi Invicta,

    So -32 is what I call "stupid ___ cold"... you can add your favorite not-so-polite adjective in there between the two words. Stupid as in I don't like going out in it, and bare skin...
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    I second what Paul said. I built the Huron...

    I second what Paul said.

    I built the Huron Cruiser out of the same book. Perhaps a bit small for your needs... The prospector design out of that book sounds like it would fit the bill (16ft),...
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    Well, As mentioned before, I'm not a big fan...

    Well,

    As mentioned before, I'm not a big fan of loose ropes... I do tie my stuff in the canoe if I'm on a camping trip.

    The biggest thing for me, is the trim of the canoe, and the profile...
  21. Nice pictures, a wonderful day. I'm pleased you...

    Nice pictures, a wonderful day. I'm pleased you shared it.

    One bit of advice on the kitting out of your canoe: I'd suggest that you not have so many ropes that are exposed and especially loose....
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    Free maps of canada

    There are quite good 1:250 and 1:50 scale free maps of most of canada at the first link below. (fantastic reasource really, most people do not know of it)
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    Hi Gus, I did not get a chance to draw up...

    Hi Gus,

    I did not get a chance to draw up better instructions yesterday. I'm heading out camping for the weekend. and will not be able to get to this for the next few days.

    Sorry

    In short...
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    Hi gus check out...

    Hi gus

    check out http://ww2.trailcafe.com:8020/canoe_kayak_building/diaries/myrlcanoe/lofting.html

    This is something I wrote some time ago... glancing at it befor posting it, I suspect it...
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    Hi Gus, I just realized that I did not...

    Hi Gus,

    I just realized that I did not properly digest your original qtn. Fact is I'm not sure what a "clinker canoe" is. If it is built from lengths of plywood, similar to a stitch and glue,...
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