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Morris #158 "Outside stems and a substantial keel" questions

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by gfatula, Jun 26, 2015.

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    gfatula Curious about Wooden Canoes

    The letter I received from a Morris grandson refers to his double ended row boat that some drunk ran over with a pickup truck on the beach at the lake near Bangor. I fish from my Kevlar copy of Morris pod #158. A 19 footer would be more comfortable to fish from but would require more effort to transport.
     

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    gfatula Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Progress with P-Pod

    The filler coat has had 3 months to cure. I used Rustoleum to mix my filler and used the finish color for the filler. A light sanding with a Scotchpad and a "second filler / paint coat". I had almost a quart of filler mix left from the first application. I mixed it with an equal part of Rustoleum and rolled it on. I will let this coat cure for 6 weeks and start with straight Rustoleum for two or three coats, lightly sanding between coats and finish the gallon of paint.
     

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    First coat top coat of Rustoleum. Enough paint left for one more coat after the rails and keel are installed. Attaching the rails is next.
     

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    gfatula Curious about Wooden Canoes

    The profile of the canvassed ends of the boat is ready to transfer to the wood I will cut to shape and use as a form for steam bending. Before I make that cut I am wondering if I should take a little off the curve to allow for rebound. Perhaps cut 1/4" inside the actual curve? I can always shim it back out I suppose? Any suggestions? Air dried white oak is what I am using for the new stems and keel.

    Thanks,

    George
     

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