HELP on building a canoe

HELP on building a canoe

Post by Tyr » Tue, 14 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Hello,
Could someone assist us - primitive skills students - on getting started
building a canoe?

Any info will be appriciated.

Thanx

C-YA
Tyr

 
 
 

HELP on building a canoe

Post by Jim Colte » Wed, 15 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello,
> Could someone assist us - primitive skills students - on getting started
> building a canoe?

> Any info will be appriciated.

> Thanx

You will probably get more info by asking this question in
rec.boats.building

 
 
 

HELP on building a canoe

Post by Lloyd Bowle » Wed, 15 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello,
> Could someone assist us - primitive skills students - on getting started
> building a canoe?

> Any info will be appriciated.

> Thanx

> C-YA
> Tyr

Look for the book " Canoecraft - A Harrowsmith Illustrated Guide To Fine
Woodstrip Construction" by Ted Moores & Merilyn Mohr".  I have one & see
it quite often in bookstores.
--
Lloyd Bowles
The Mad Canoeist
"Keep the open side up!"

 
 
 

HELP on building a canoe

Post by Eric Weisenhor » Wed, 15 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> Hello,
> Could someone assist us - primitive skills students - on getting started
> building a canoe?

> Any info will be appriciated.

You need to check out rec.boats.building.  They're a bunch of very
knowledgeable folks who love to give advice on their passion.

Eric da Grate

 
 
 

HELP on building a canoe

Post by Richard Crai » Thu, 16 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello,
> Could someone assist us - primitive skills students - on getting
> started
> building a canoe?

> Any info will be appriciated.

> Thanx

> C-YA
> Tyr

Check out the the NG rec.boats.building and fire away with your
questions.  There is plenty of good help to be found there.

Dick Craig

 
 
 

HELP on building a canoe

Post by Bobpaddl » Fri, 17 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Tyr: Ted Moore's book CANOECRAFT is definately the place to start. Ted has
 written a book that is THE basis for modern cedar strip composite
 construction. Note I said basis. You will find other methods, and they all
 work, from fast and dirty to incredible high quality results. Some other books
 you may find helpful: STRIP BUILT BOATS by Lew Miller (a quick and dirty way
 to build but very workable. Presents stemless construction method). BUILDING A
 STRIP CANOE by Gil Gilpatrick. THE MODERN CANOE by Stephen Pellerin & Ted
 Bissland. In other construction methods, THE WOOD AND CANVAS CANOE by Jerry
 Stelmok and Rollin Thurlow present a good guide for cedar canvas construction
 and BUILDING YOUR KEVLAR CANOE by James Moran presents a workable one off
 method for a molded Kevlar canoe.

Keep the Scratched Side Down, BOB BRANCH, editor of "Eddy Lines", the
 newsletter of the Great Lakes Paddlers Canoe & Kayak Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan

 
 
 

HELP on building a canoe

Post by chapelle famil » Fri, 17 Oct 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello,
> Could someone assist us - primitive skills students - on getting started
> building a canoe?

> Any info will be appriciated.

Hope you find info you need....a quick story...several guys from our
club decided to build a primitive dugout canoe on an island in the
Potomac river back in the 70's. They cut a tree down with hand saws,
spent many happy weekends chopping and burning away the center of the
dugout.....one weekend they were out working on the canoe when a
thunderstorm came up. Lightening struck a tree on the island...the tree
crashed down destroying their Old Town Tripper canoe (plastic) which
they had paddled out to the island...to work on the dugout....Their
comment was "Now we really need to finish the dugout."

sheila