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1944 Yankee-Work in progress

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Paul East, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. Michael Graessle

    Michael Graessle Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Looking great Paul!
     
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    Paul East PFE1944

    Hello, Has anyone out there use cedar for outwales? My boat came with spruce and I am ready to make some new ones. I was at Home Depot looking at their 16 ft stock of spruce and the best grade they have is #2 with quite a lot knots. The 16 ft cedar looked a little more clear and was thinking of giving it a try. Any feedback would be much appreciated.
     
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    Paul East

    Paul East PFE1944

    In the home stretch now. Made and installed outwales. Made 4,used 3. The first one broke. Started with the turkey fryer but ended up using a hand held streamer with good results. Stained them then put down 3 coats of varnish. I'm going to laydown 1 or 2 more coats of primer,sand then start with the Kirby's semi-gloss I have.
     

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    Finally complete. With temps in the 90's it was hard to get the paint down.Took just over 10 months but I enjoyed it. Need to focus my attention on house stuff now before I start another. Would have posted a few more pics but kept getting error message.

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  7. Just1moredave

    Just1moredave Curious about Wooden Canoes

    All of that was awesome! I like the seats. My project was built just a few hundred canoes later. I have a portion of one of the wartime seats so I might do the same thing.
     
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    Paul East PFE1944

    I would love to see a pic of that partial seat you have. I kinda winged it making mine. I looked up other pics but never really knew how accurate they were.
     
  9. Just1moredave

    Just1moredave Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I don't remember ever seeing this with slats. I vaguely recall my dad replacing the side piece with screws and capped by dowels. I think three of the pieces are originals, and the rope is obviously not.

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    Paul East

    Paul East PFE1944

    Thanks for the image Dave,looks like I got it right. I also enjoyed the other pics on Flickr. You do nice work.
     
  11. dogbrain

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    Hi Paul - Would you mind giving a brief description of how it was to work with the Chill Seal for filler. I'm considering using that on my next canoe.

    Mark
     
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    Paul East PFE1944

    I liked it. Since this is my first canoe restoration I never used anything else to compare. I used 2 gallons and applied using and plastic body filler spreader. I didn't put done as even as I thought so I had a lot of sanding (fairing) to do. Next time I would try rolling on for a more even coverage. I also put down 6 coats of high build up primer sanding between coats due to my uneven application of the filler. A lot of extra work I feel next time I will be able to avoid. I used Kirby's paint and it did not lay down or flow very good, even after thinning so I ended up wet sanding and wheeling it out like a car. It was a lot of work but is now smooth as glass. All that being said I will use the filler again but only time will show how durable it is.
     
  13. dogbrain

    dogbrain I can take this, but not much more

    Have you had it in the water yet?
     
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    Paul East PFE1944

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    Maiden voyage today. Very pleased.
     
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  15. dogbrain

    dogbrain I can take this, but not much more

    Wow! Looks great
     
  16. ChipEttinger

    ChipEttinger New Member

    Beautiful work.
     

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