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    Canoe

    Believe it or not, there's a boat in this picture. Some assembly required.
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    Plank becomes gunwales
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    Now, to make this more...boaty...
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    Getting there
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    Hey! This might actually work!
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    There might be some more work to do here...
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    Over we go
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    Bit of trusty duct tape to keep things together
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    Some framing
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    Slap some plywood over that framing, and now we're getting somewhere!
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    Getting a bit scientific
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    Apparently you want to make sure the water can't get in through the screw holes
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    Some more structure, and the beginnings of watertight compartments
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    Fiberglass to strengthen the seams
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    Now to hide the crimes...

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    Had one like this about 50 yrs ago with a detachable out rigger. Fitted on the surf racks a top my mini, it was longer than the car, use to take it floundering down Lake Reserve out of Featherston.
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    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Damn you..... There goes any spare time I had this coming winter

    Got a plan for it? Or at least a shopping list!

    @Ryan_Songhurst lake Tennyson bring it on next time it snows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Damn you..... There goes any spare time I had this coming winter

    Got a plan for it? Or at least a shopping list!

    @Ryan_Songhurst lake Tennyson bring it on next time it snows!
    I adapted it from this design: Port of Toledo Community Boathouse

    Changed the seating layout, made the sides higher. Changed the framing layout for a more streamlined shape and added the fiberglassing. Planning to add detachable mast, outriggers and rudder in order to give my arms a rest.

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    Those additions of course rely on me finishing the canoe part in the first place. At present I'm stuck in a limbo of seeing an imperfection, filling/sanding and touching up with primer.
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    Thats extremely well done! I love seeing people build stuff from scratch like that.

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    Whack a small outboard on it!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Whack a small outboard on it!
    That's what Dad said as he was helping me with the watertight compartments. Could cut some holes in the rear one for an outboard shaft. There's a 15hp one up on the shelf, visible in some of the pictures. That ought to make it go.

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    "There aint half been some clever bastards" love your work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Whack a small outboard on it!
    15HP! you'll be water skiing behind it!! Ive got a spare ski pole somewhere hahahaha, just put a bracket at the rear on the side or mount on your out rigger beams. I was thinking electric or 5hp motor
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    15HP! you'll be water skiing behind it!! Ive got a spare ski pole somewhere hahahaha, just put a bracket at the rear on the side or mount on your out rigger beams. I was thinking electric or 5hp motor
    I just checked, it's actually 8hp. Been quite some years since we've gotten that one wet. I'll stick to paddles for now, and my ambitious sail plan. A tiny outboard might be useful for taking it out alone, to help me fight all the wind it catches with just me weighing down the back end.

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    My dad just made a collapsible waka-ama over winter. Two piece hull (waka), with an outrigger (ama). Windsurfer mast, and a backup mercury 2.5hp. Made to go on the roof of his Bluebird, but get him to the barrier. I'll post some pictures in a bit. Make a lot of sense for someone without tons of money and/or storage, or just sailing sickos in general (my old man hahaha) that can't be fucked with trailers and all that.
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    Very cool!

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    Priming done, time for the top coats!

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