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    Default A little light restoration.........

    Hi Guys and Gals,

    My best pal Paul recently picked up a rather well used homebuilt canoe in need of some TLC.

    So in the words of Top Gear, we cued the music and got to work.........



    Some gunnel work needed me thinks



    And maybe some new seats





    A few places had gone through the fibreglass





    seats were removed



    and the gunnels to reveal.......







    canoe was given a good sanding down









    repairs made with fibreglass and expoxy





    new gunnels fitted







    then new seats bought from Stu at Apache



    hope we got the measurements right....



    the foreman keeping an eye on proceedings



    seats in







    time for a bit of paint, with SWMBO directing proceedings













    and to complete some varnish for the new wood



    and so to the maiden trip













    we were happy with the end result, and it will get a thorough trip in a few weeks on our 80km charity paddle

    happy paddling

    Andy and Paul

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    Brilliant job! Well done!

    How old is the boat?
    Juvanile delinkwit, vaguely faffing around with a pair of pliers. Du skal ikke tro at du er bedre end mig!

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    Not sure of age, but we got it from a scout group who had had it themselves 2nd hand


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    That's an excellent job, the Foreman and SWMBO should be proud of themselves for directing such a successful project.

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    Turned out better than a Top Gear project

    Is there a story behind the name, lack of J stroke prowess perhaps?

    Gotta have one of these for refurb'ing the canoe and helping out a mate.

    Rob.

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    Very nice, great to see boats like this get a new lease of life!!


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    To Canoe is to be moved!!!

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    Very nice job there. I've been tempted by some on eBay that are in need of since TLC however I wouldn't know where to start

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiemagee View Post
    Very nice job there. I've been tempted by some on eBay that are in need of since TLC however I wouldn't know where to start
    Here.
    There is a large combined wealth of knowledge and practical advice given freely by members, just give plenty of info and/or pics to assist them.


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    Hello No.1 Photographer, I've picked up a similar canoe and intend to paint it. What paint did you use and did you sand off all the varnish down to the wood or just key it and follow with undercoat?

    Thanks

    Boz

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    OP hasn't been active for over a year I notice, so I thought I'd chip in. I've just finished a resto with Teamac Marine & the appropriate primer (check with them, there are two), and it's brilliant stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonefish Blues View Post
    OP hasn't been active for over a year I notice, so I thought I'd chip in. I've just finished a resto with Teamac Marine & the appropriate primer (check with them, there are two), and it's brilliant stuff.
    Thank You! Bonefish, I'll look into it, haven't heard of Teamac before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boz View Post
    Thank You! Bonefish, I'll look into it, haven't heard of Teamac before.
    Results on my thread:

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