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by YUKONGEO
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Free Plans and others
Topic: Free Canoe Building tips
Replies: 10
Views: 693

WHERE TO PUT THE SEAT, AND HOW HIGH SHOULD IT BE

Seat placement on this boat can really affect your paddling fun. Here's how I did it. I used a 6 inch thick chunk of styrofoam for this. When I started paddling, the boat felt a bit tippy. This is unpleasant, cause you don't really trust the thing to stay upright. I then trimmed off a bit of foam, t...
by YUKONGEO
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Free Plans and others
Topic: Free Canoe Building tips
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Free Canoe Building tips

Some good build points. Thanks for posting. I've not heard of using the polyester on the bottom for abrasion resistance. Ever test it out? Have you used it on other boats? The Bateau store carries Xynole, a polyester fabric which drapes nicely over a hull. Also available from Defender Industries. H...
by YUKONGEO
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Free Plans and others
Topic: Free Canoe Building tips
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Free Canoe Building tips

http://gallery.bateau2.com/albums/userpics/91133/thumb_boat_in_shop_-_Copy.jpg Here's a picture of the inside of the finished boat. I made the central rib from a spruce tree root, so it's very strong with the grain following the rib around the corner. It's glued and screwed in. In the ends, I glued...
by YUKONGEO
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Free Plans and others
Topic: Free Canoe Building tips
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Free Canoe Building tips

I needed a small double paddle boat for hunting in swampy places, and had never built a stitch-and-glue boat before, so I built the free canoe. I've built boats using lapstrake, plank-on-frame, and traditional (glue and screw) plywood methods, so this made for an interesting comparison. My main nega...