Ribs are finially done. Sanding, sanding, sanding some more. Now adding false keel, deck supports, deck and deck cap, coaming, gunwales, floorboards. thwarts, and a finish coat. Took longer than I thought!…Continue
Added by Jerry Sweat on April 2, 2023 at 9:48am — No Comments
As I continue with planks, I am also working on thwarts, paddles, and floorboards. Oops. Messed up the floorboards. Had to disassemble and redo. Now starting on ribs. Who dosen't love ribs. …Continue
Added by Jerry Sweat on March 18, 2023 at 11:28am — No Comments
It's the first of February and snow is on the ground outside so I'll stay inside and start my canoe. The first step is to build a strongback. Then, lay up a bottom plank with both stems attached. I can then begin adding planks by alternating sides. Pretty slow going. I can only get 4 planks a day glued on. But I will press on. I have nothing else to do.…Continue
Added by Jerry Sweat on March 12, 2023 at 10:30am — No Comments
Noooo! Had to store the boat outside for 1 1/2 years. Tightly tarped to protect it but somehow water got inside. Now I have mold from stem to stern. Bought one of those "cloth" garages so it is protected but somewhat "open". Looking to move soon. Hopefully will find a place with a shop so I can work on it.
Added by Jerry Sweat on October 10, 2019 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments