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Stopping by to reacquaint myself with this newness

Submitted by Pruden17 on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 07:15

Things have changed since I was last in the neighborhood. Figured I'd best get my profile er-established, expecting to proffer advice once I get back to work refurbishing the old red fibreglass canoe and, as instructed by my wonderful partner, whose ordered me to build a wooden S&G canoe to replace Old Red, get started on the build. Greetings all, I'll be in for a while.

Robert N(ever too far away) Pruden

John VanBuren

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 06:12


         I have built two Lapstrake S&G canoes and I recommend the process. One was a kit from Eric S. at Shearwater Boats. Everything fit wonderfully.

The second was from offsets in a book by Chris K. 

That one was a Sassafras from Chesapeake Light Craft. It came out well. I would recommend either design. 

I would recommend using masking tape to limit fillet widths as it helps keep everything neater.

I hope this helps get you even more interested in building a canoe,




Robert, I too have been away quite a while but it's good to see familiar names.  Good luck replacing Red.