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    Default absolut-canoe

    YEP!!

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    Just before its first launch.



    Was a bit battered after. Not the best place to launch and play.

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    My boat, the Pegosaurus, (a Selway Fisher Waterboy) on Loch Shiel on her maiden trip weekend:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Myrlin View Post

    That is such a beautiful looking kayak. (Sorry, I mentioned the 'K' word again.)

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    Default Gibbo's Selway Fisher Raven


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    Default JEM Watercraft Eno


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    The 'Wye Knot' - A Selway Fisher Wren built in two halves



    The thread detailing the highs and lows of her construction is here:

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...ead.php?t=5411

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    Default Wastwater 16.

    My boat is a Wastwater 16, built from a kit supplied by Fyneboatkits.


    Just painted.....



    My pride and joy............

    Now - add a sailing option or build another boat.................?

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    Default Water Weaver (Fisher Prospector)

    Here's my contribution.


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    Here are a few pics of canoes i have made. None on the water unfortunately, I lost quite a lot of pics when my old computer died.

    This one was rather nice but complicated to make.






    This one was skin on frame.




    and this one, I started a couple of years ago and ran out of steam. My daughter is going to finish the painting for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    This one was rather nice but complicated to make.

    I bet it was. looks great though.
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    I just love this one... superb job.
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    The stern half stacks inside the bow half for easy transport on a sack barrow...

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    ... and then bolts together at the bankside!

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    It all started with a folding boat I built at school...

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    Half the effort. Build half a mould and then take two mouldings from it...


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    just got to wait for some rain...


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    It all started with a folding boat I built at school...

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    Default The Grp folding boat - ok not really a canoe



    its got hinges...



    and floats!
    It all started with a folding boat I built at school...

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    lost the photo, and can't delete the post
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    Default Home Finished Apache

    The hull was from Apache and the seats etc. from Edscanoe but I made the gunwales and decks and assembled it together. Does that count as a home made canoe?


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    It's beautiful Keith - are there any tricks to getting the gunnels to mate so neatly at the apex of the decks?

    Stu

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    see this tool I made in this thread.



    I fitted the gunwales first using the tool to align them. Then I fitted the decks by removing one gunwale fixing screw at a time and drilling through into the deck plate and replacing the screws with longer ones. If you need any more information its best to use the "Fitting out an Apache Canoe" thread rather than this Gallery thread to ask additional questions.
    Keith

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    This picture was taken during a difficult expedition to River Pelotas, in the south of Brazil. Here are 2 of my canoes.... The green solo one is glass and kevlar... and I made it for this particular trip (my use). The red one is just glass and I made to a friend. More pictures of canoes and of this trip you may find at

    www.companhiadecanoagem.com.br/relatopelotas.htm



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    Ops, here is the first one I made.... 12 years ago..... and still in use as you can see here.... Pay attention to the 2 Labs on the last picture! The white one in on the seat...and my wife had to kneel.....






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    Default Driftwood

    Here's one of my Favourite toy,
    Taken the day I fitted the Gunnales and seats

    Cedarstrip and canvas, Brazillian cedar ribs and Ash Gunnales and seats.
    the decks are pine. In the background is the mold forms (under tarp)

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    Thats a very fine looking boat Driftwood did you build it outside? i have done a 1.5 tonne gaff rigged boat fit out which took several years due to waiting for the right epoxying conditions how did you manage this? i'd love to build a strip canoe one day i may bite the bullet, i can build plank on frame model boats i suppose this would just be a bigger version.
    Many shores i have sailed to in my canoe,often against strong winds.Choose the tree well my brother if it is to carry you to distant shores. :- Chief Dan George

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    Default Driftwood

    Driftwood was built on a tight budget, This leads to people blanching when they hear how she was made!

    Yes, she was built outside, most of the construction was done in July and August, and then there was a build delay, so wasn't finished 'til December.

    The molds were taken from the sizes given in "Canoecraft" (the builders bible) and cut from 22mm ply. the planks were pinned onto this and PVA was used to glue them together. the stems were steamed using a wallpaper steamer and plastic downpipe to make a steambox. the canvas on the hull was purchased from IKEA at a cost of £25. this was glued on using PVA and then given about 4 coats of undercoat and 3 coats of exterior gloss.

    The inside of the hull was varnished. No epoxy, no fibreglass cloth. This is a weakness in the design, as water can leech through cracks and damage the canvas bond with the hull, but the cost of the craft was massively reduced, Driftwood has just had her first (completion date) birthday, and despite quite aggresive use throughout the year, she's doing ok.

    I would love to Build bigger projects, a sailing dinghy, perhaps a small 2-4 berth yacht, maybe a catamaran, but I'd need a bigger garden .

    I'm currently building a 17 footer, and may use the fibreglass cloth on the inside of that hull, as I may not keep it when completed. Driftwood was built for about £200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed bassett View Post
    Did you know that in Native American mythology a Wendigo is a large, cannibalistic demon that preys on lost travellers????

    Am I correct in thinking that if brer Wendigo is canniballistic, then the only travellers that should be concerned are other demons????

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    Default Wren - wobbly or 'wigid'

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry View Post
    Here is my WREN.







    but im jealous of the others.
    Harry
    Hi Harry
    You seem like the best person to ask... how stable is your Wren?
    I know that a canoes stability would be a subjective view and to be honest, I don't mind taking a dip now and then, but that's where my wife and my preferences 'diverge'. As I said before she was put off by a wobble around derwentwater in an apache. I'd like to build a simple canoe first but i'd like to use it along with my wife and son, so could you and anyone else with a 15ft 10 wren , give their subjective opinion of it's stability and perhaps we could have a leader board for those members who have kept their partners 'dry' for longest in a Wren (and I mean that in the nicest possible way )

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    Default my contribution

    hi this was my second build 13' waterman, 'i 1st build was a 14'peterborough both up for sale to fund my next projects.

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    Default Gilpatrick spruce stripper - great fun to build and paddle


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    Wow! What beautiful canoes.
    Im pretty happy, but I can see the learning curve will be as steep as ever.

    First attempt was a skin over frame kayak



    V light but too small and delicate. And a bit too short.

    Second attempt is a Stitch and Glue Selway Fisher Guide 18


    Its fantastic to have finished her and be able to post!
    Thanks again to this forum without all your help i would not have achieved it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by green--arrow View Post
    Hi Harry
    You seem like the best person to ask... how stable is your Wren?
    I know that a canoes stability would be a subjective view and to be honest, I don't mind taking a dip now and then, but that's where my wife and my preferences 'diverge'. As I said before she was put off by a wobble around derwentwater in an apache. I'd like to build a simple canoe first but i'd like to use it along with my wife and son, so could you and anyone else with a 15ft 10 wren , give their subjective opinion of it's stability and perhaps we could have a leader board for those members who have kept their partners 'dry' for longest in a Wren (and I mean that in the nicest possible way )
    Hi
    I apologize for taking so long to reply, but i've been off line for awhile
    For a first build a wren is an excellent choice, I made a few mistakes through rushing things a bit, but with a bit of patience you will have a great canoe.
    First time out it feels very unstable, but once you get used to it its extremely stable, and in the five years since its birth it has never tipped unintentionally, came close once or twice on rivers when hung on rocks before i learned to lean into the rock . You can lean it right over and it wont tip until the gunwhale is actually under water.
    I hope this helps.
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    Default New to the water today.


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    That's an unusual colour, I like it.

    TGB
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    May all your winds be gentle. And for ww - May it rain the night before.

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    Default Unusual colour.

    Thank you, so do I. I didn't want one of the three usual colours and Dulux Weathershield come in so many...

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    Default Slightly out of the ordinary...

    This is my new boat "Kanutu", first paddled earlier today. 11 foot 6 inches long and not bad with a twin blade paddle.

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    Kanutu ... After Kanutu Nona??? Great Lines and All, But...
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    Seems like light Blue is the new Red?!?

    "Try Blue...it´s the new Red"
    from Wall-e....
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    I can't help but drool over all of these boats. Very inspiring. One day I'd love to build one myself. Well done all please permit yourselves a warm inner glow of achievement and satisfaction.
    Last edited by bookworm; 18th-October-2009 at 08:25 PM.
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    My first boat was called "Kanuwun", the second "Kanutu"... See where this is going?

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    Default Here's another one...

    Here's another Peterborough 14' I made earlier;




    Sea trials on the Hamble..
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    Co-founder/craftsman at Sanborn Canoe Co. - a handmade canoe, kayak and stand up paddling brand.

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    Default Here's one I made earlier

    Found this piccy the other day, taken near Arradon in the Gulf of Morbihan about 10 years ago. The boat was based on a Gillpatrick Laker and constructed with square edged cedar strips with ash gunnels and real cane seats with white oak frames. (the cane was later replaced with synthetic cane which is much tougher


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    Default Why rush these things? SF Prospector finished at last

    It's been a long time coming, but I've finally just about finished my cedar strip prospector. Had some good advice from people on this forum some time ago, thanks!

    I'm reasonably happy with the results, but I made enough mistakes to know that the next one will be better...

    Here's a pic of the beast:




    ...and a random assortment of pictures of the build here:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/jimboriggy/BoatBuild#

    Should be having the maiden voyage on the Tamar before long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Here are a few pics of canoes i have made. None on the water unfortunately, I lost quite a lot of pics when my old computer died.

    This one was rather nice but complicated to make.





    So many beautiful boats but this one stands out for me. So, can you build me one?
    Leone_blanco

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    That Riggy, is a thing of sheer beauty.

    TGB
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    May all your winds be gentle. And for ww - May it rain the night before.

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    Thanks TGB.

    However, that's because you're looking at it from a great distance. When you see it close up, you can see more detail...

    James.

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    This is my rather heavy (sorry - VERY heavy) trusty steed! - SF Prospector



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    This is my rather heavy (sorry - VERY heavy) trusty steed! - SF Prospector

    Steve C
    Now you say heavy, but how heavy is heavy?

    Here's my heavy canoe:

    SF Peterborough 14'
    weighs 7 Stone! 44.5kg
    Bell Yellowstone (so light)

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    Default Selway Fisher prospector.

    This is our first attempt.


    And another view of the same.


    We like it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe.ford View Post
    Now you say heavy, but how heavy is heavy?

    Here's my heavy canoe:

    I'm not sure to be honest but it certainly isn't any lighter than yours. It was not too bad until I fitted her out with bouyancy tanks Stern, Bow, Port and Starboard!

    Still - I've plenty of storage space and it'd take a torpedo to sink her!



    Steve

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    Some lovely boats there guys, Well done!

    here are a few of my builds.

    all Jem Watercraft., i fish from my boats so set them up according to my needs here.

    Swampgirl 16

    http://www.jemwatercraft.com/proddetail.php?prod=SG





    Touring Pirogue 16,

    http://www.jemwatercraft.com/proddet...od=TourPirogue





    P5, essentially a symetric pirogue with a tumblehome panel





    Southwind 17.9 ( A decked ocean capable expedition canoe)

    http://www.jemwatercraft.com/proddet...=SouthWind17-9








    Sasquatch 16

    http://www.jemwatercraft.com/proddet...?prod=Sas16-33



    Regards,
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    great thread and some excellent pics

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    Default SF Waterman 13

    Resisted as long as I could!

    "there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats"

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    Splendid boat, well done!

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    Question About to attack the plywood.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Justyn Time View Post
    The 'Wye Knot' - A Selway Fisher Wren built in two halves



    The thread detailing the highs and lows of her construction is here:

    http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/for...ead.php?t=5411
    ....I've got 6 sheets of ply and plans for a 'wren'.
    Could I borrow Natasa for a couple of weeks?

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    Default My efforts

    Heres my efforts,
    1st a plywood raven
    2nd a cedar strip
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    Toptec,
    It's no surprise I like the cedar strip the most, but I really like those sculpted bow and stern "plates" and the way you have made them with holes and the bars. The sculpted seats and yoke are really nice too.
    Very well done!

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    Default Selway Fisher Little Kate (progress)

    Here are some pictures of my Little Kate that has been a three year project and will (hopefully) be complete this year.

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    Default Selway Fisher Little Kate (progress)

    Whoops, forgot link.

    Pictures

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    Sure, It is a very nice one.

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    Finished this few weeks ago.

    Made from 4 mm okoume and glassed by 160 g/m2 on both side, bottom doubled. Finished with two component polyurethane varnish. Length 4.90 m, beam 0.89 m, depth 0.30 m and weigth 22 kg.



    My friends are paddling.

    Only shared knowledge can grow.

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