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20ft, Freighter Canoe Build

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by BFC fan, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Here's some pictures from a customer that is building a 20ft freighter canoe that I designed. The mold is set up with the keelson, stem and transom and ready for stripping. I'll add more pictures as the build progresses.
     

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  2. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    the first strips go on
     

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  3. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    11 strips per side and looking more like a boat
     

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  4. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Me likey! What a totally disgustingly clean workshop....:D My wife had an MRI a couple years ago when her back was hurting and the room they did it in wasn't that clean. I wonder if another one would fit through my window?
     

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  5. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Thier shop is great. Tons of space and light. I built my 18 footer in my 10'x25' uninsulated garage in January.
    Nice pictures! Looks like child birth pictures.
     
  6. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Andre

    Looks like a building eating a canoe.
    I was also very suspicious of the building space.
    My thought was the shop was at the Centers For Disease Control Decontamination room.
    Or an art studio. I inwardly covet that cleanliness, while outwardly I cajole. I conclude it is going to be an awesome canoe.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Your not far off on the art studio. Thier business is making stretcher frames for canvas and they use the space where the boat is to stretch very large canvas. Hence the wheels on the mold and the clean shop space
     
  8. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Dave

    ???????????
     
  9. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    stopping back in

    Andre'
    My wife says that alot. I generally do not know the answer myself. I think it's my futile attempt at humor. Blame it on the heat.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    new pics
    almost to the fun part
     

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  11. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    looking like a boat
     

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  12. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Freighter Canoe Build

    Looking good!
     
  13. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    closing in on her
     

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  14. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Just got these pictures from the builders. They finished stripping her today and they are ready to start taking all the temporary fasteners out.
     

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  15. woody

    woody Curious about Wooden Canoes

    That damn barn swallered that canoe whole!!! Feed that thing hay not canoes!
     
  16. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    ready for fiberglass
     

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  17. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Hi

    I'm enjoying the thread. The work space is that of a diabolically clean workman. I on the other hand am at the other end of the spectrum.
     
  18. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    they are in get the job done mode. all the glass is on
     

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  19. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Well, the outside is almost done. There's a bit of work left to do. I think they'll have her off the mold this week. they're going to install the keel and the ouwales, and paint her before they flip her over.
     

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  20. OP
    OP
    BFC fan

    BFC fan Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    The keel, spray rails and outwales are installed and the bottom has 3 coats of paint. She comes off the mold tomorrow.
     

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