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    I am a canoe painter...

    ...and a canoe painter is my son; and we're going to go on canoe painting, until all the canoe painting's done!

    Just to show my family I am really, really serious about finishing the canoe this time, I painted the inside flat grey today. I may need to do a few touch ups tomorrow, after it all dries, but it looks pretty clean.

    This is how it looked after I had taken all the old wood off it:

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    The trial fit of the gunwales and inwales:
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    My setup for planing the gunwales:
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    The inside painted flat grey. Tremclad applied with a brush.
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    Last edited by Roger Tulk; 08-26-2014 at 07:10 PM.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Canoes are so much fun! Can't wait to see you get it out on the water!
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    Fine looking canoe Roger. Will look cool with new gunwales and some varnish on them and seats. You going to give it a name while you at it? I am believer every floating vessel should have a name.
    cheers

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    Not a better way to travel with nature at your side! Looking good Roger

    Here's a take ya might like ...
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    Looking good so far Is it all Wood
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    No, it's all fibreglass. I have made the wooden parts for it, that were so badly deteriorated that I had to remove all of them. Rob, do you remember the POGO comic strip, and the punt they used which had different names on each side? I was thinking of doing something similar with this boat. So far I've come up with "Buckhorn Clipper," "Tows Accepted," and "Van Buren," but I'm stuck for the fourth corner.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Small Progress

    After a hiatus, I got back to the canoe. Yesterday I sanded it, and today I applied Bondo to a fibreglass patch I had applied after the canoe was blown off the sawhorses in a thunderstorm. I was going to use the 2-part Bondo, but on reading the instructions I decided it was too difficult for a retired network administrator with a B.A., and went back to Canadian Tire today for a couple of tubes of 1-part Bondo. It only took half a tube to do a fair job, and tomorrow I will sand it down, and early next week I will paint it. I have to wait on the weather again, and my body man agreed to let me have a cup of hardener, and he's closed on the weekend.

    I intend to have it ready by Thanksgiving, which in Canada is the second weekend in October.

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    OK, this isn't exciting, except to me, but it means I am making progress.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    progress is good now have you picked out the paint colour yet?
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    From the look of the photos, Roger, it looks like frigid Canada now has Pepsi.
    Kevin

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    Looks great.

    As to progress - I am NOT going to be throwing any stones. Something about the glass house I live in.

    So - the progress looks awesome to me.

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