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    Default Wooden Canoe Project

    I know this is slightly mischievous but I can't help teasing those who can't resist fixing up old wooden canoes. I've just found this 14ft Northwood canoe for sale on eBay:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Northwood...gAAOSwAQBaxfwz

    No way I have the time/space to do this but surely it deserves to be rescued........
    "I'd far rather be happy than right any day"..........Slartibartfast

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    That's going to have SamB or Blott wetting themselves with the possibilities of restoring it!

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    Oh how I wish that I had the time, the skills and the patience to take this on. Maybe one day....

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    Spotted that days ago and managing to resist. It would be great when done. At present I have a major project on the go and 2 others waiting. To reinforce my resolve not to buy, we are soon to be moving so will need to downsize the fleet.
    If anyone does go for it, patience rather than skills is what is needed. I'd be happy to guide you through the process especially if you are east Anglia based.

    This boat should not go to waste!

    Sam

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    It doesn't actually look that bad. My excuse for saying no is I can't see how I could get it on a roof rack for a trip back to Yorkshire. If I do succumb, I'll be taking you up on that offer SamB
    "Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!" said Piglet, feeling him.Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.

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    Oh if I had the time, space and more importantly the skill....
    '...you can led a horse to water but a pencil must be lead...' Stan Laurel

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    Hi Tyro, just clamp some temporary gunwale stiffners to it, should hold until you get home. Go for it, you know you want to. I would, but I've got a stripper on the go at the moment, taking its time cos the temperatures have been sh@@ at the mo.

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    It didn't sell and has been re-listed.

    I am still resisting. It may be worth while messaging the seller and do an off eBay deal. Never worth what people think they should be but this could make a lovely 14' solo for someone.
    Get Paddling!

    Blott

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    It seems it has now got some bids above the reserve price so will sell. Good luck if you're in the bidding.

    I'm not sure of the logic at having a reserve price and starting bidding lower than it.

    Sam

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    I'm not sure of the logic at having a reserve price and starting bidding lower than it
    If you start the bidding at or above the reserve price there's no point having a reserve. I think the idea is to start the bidding at a price that gets people interested (the reserve price is not revealed at that time) and the reserve is to avoid the seller having to sell at less they would accept.

    The one that puzzles me on eBay is that a Buy it Now disappears as soon as any bid is made. I would understand if it disappeared when the bidding went above it.

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    I'm watching to see how high it goes. I can probably get away with not much higher than it is now, but much above that: Questions will be asked, and she doesn't ask gently.
    "Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!" said Piglet, feeling him.Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.

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