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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Craig Johnson, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson Lifetime member

    I got my just finished Peterborough Mermaid on the water today. I needed to pick up some parts for the auction canoe from Andy Hutyera. I wanted to try out my new boat and Andy also had a Chestnut Pal that he just finished recanvasing and painting. I called my brother Scott and arranged for us all to meet at Salt Fork Lake which is central to all of us. We had a nice paddle on this 60 degree February day and then had lunch at the lodge to catch up on a few things. I am really happy with the Mermaid, although with the seat placement I need the 30 lb. pack up front to get the proper trim, but that is what I was after. I love the hanging plank seat that I made (see earlier thread)
    It was easy to get one hip up against the inwale and then easily slide over to the other side without being funneled to the middle as with a soft hanging seat. It's going to be a great little solo tripping boat for me. Only weighs 49 lb.

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  2. fred capenos

    fred capenos Canoe Pilot

    Wow!! Two more old canoes saved by the Three Rivers' Chapter members. Good looking boats, guys. Can't wait to see them at our first paddle at Moraine State Park on April 22. Anyone reading this is welcome to join us. Just let me know so that I can order food. Fred
  3. Rollin Thurlow

    Rollin Thurlow member since 1980

    Glad you could go canoeing. This is what I've done most of February Feb 2017.JPG .
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    Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson Lifetime member

    The price for living in beautiful canoeing country.
  5. Gary Willoughby

    Gary Willoughby Boat Builder

    Rollin are you taking any job application's ? I have my own cup and short ladder.
  6. Rollin Thurlow

    Rollin Thurlow member since 1980

    HI There,
    I'm sorry I had to turn down your application.
    Now if you had said that you had the whiskey to go in the cups, that would of been different!

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