Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cedar Canvas Marathon

Well, the marathon building course at Bearwood Canoes is over. Nine very intense building days coupled with the hour commute each way has been an endurance test for me, but after all the trials and tribulations, I've got me a sweet canoe. It still has to be painted and varnished after the filler has cured in about 4 weeks, but the actual building process is over. Here are some of the pics of the process.


Bending a rib


All ribs bent


Hand sanding the ribs


Garboards and Bottom boards planked


Hammering home the final gore tack


"Birthing" off the form


Hand sanding the exterior planking


Canvassing the boat


Attaching the outwales


Grinding down the rib tops


Seats, Portage Yoke and Stembands in



5 comments:

Laura said...

Awesome! And beautiful detail on the portage yoke.

Pawistik said...

Wow, that was fast! Very nice Murat.
Cheers,
Bryan

Anonymous said...

this looks amazing, how long have you been doing this for?

Anonymous said...

How much does it weight?

Murat said...

The boat is pretty light for a wood canvas canoe. This one is 48 pounds. The weight was kept down by not using any heavy ash in the construction...lightweight sitka for the inwales, cherry trim, and #12 canvas

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