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    Default Canoe maintenance

    Actually just gratuitous pictures of my canoe

    I took the opportunity of the recent sunny bank holiday weekend to sand and oil the canoe gunwhales and also touch up the gel-coat where the rocks in the Usk had stolen some.
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    OK bud, you win. It looks lovely.

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    Didn't look so lovely at the bottom of the Usk! Good job Kenan.

    Did you make it any wider to make it less tippy
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    Sadly same width -but only tippy in moving water.

    For most of what i do, its perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    Sadly same width -but only tippy in moving water.

    For most of what i do, its perfect.
    True, it is indeed a lovely canoe.

    And easy to lift from the bottom of the Usk...

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    Very smart. Do you want to come and sort mine out?
    So we beat on,boats against the current,bourne back ceaselessly into the past.

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    Just coz I'm curious.... how do you carry it, with no yoke on it? Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8r View Post
    Just coz I'm curious.... how do you carry it, with no yoke on it? Just wondering.
    It weighs flip all (under 30lbs I think) so he just pops it on a shoulder. Or he gets us to do it for him...

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    @sk8r - Yeah, what Mal says. If the manservant is not around then other folk help out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbirch View Post
    Very smart. Do you want to come and sort mine out?
    Would be happy to. You will need some 150 grit sandpaper and some suitable oil - Danish oil (tung or linseed or a mixture of the two)
    For gelcoat - what colour is it? You will need to get a RAL colour code for an exact match.

    I will advise of labour rates by PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moomoo View Post
    It looks lovely.
    Thanks moomoo

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    ooh! canoe envy!

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