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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

    Where the lubber meets the load...

    I decided in the last few days to finish the d....d canoe come hell, high water, or bone idleness. Yesterday I reshaped and attached the deck, and today I applied the transom, and the port bow quarter gunwale and inwale. (How's my nautical terminology?) I used brass screws for most of this, although I put two honkin' big SS screws in the front of the gunwale. I took the head off one brass screw in the inwale and broke one holding the transom. I should be able to redo the one in the inwale. I spaced the screws 12" apart. The first couple, as I didn't want to be messing with the drill, the wood flopping around and everything, I eyeballed the 12", and was off by about ˝" I'll go back and put a screw every 4" later, after all the trim is installed.

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    Next will be thwarts, if I"m not thwarted by the weather, and seats probably next spring.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I think you're going to have it ready for the winter tobogganing season

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Looking good!

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island
    Looks like you Know what your Kanoeing .
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Going to be a nice looking canoe when you are done.
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