27 January 2013

Back to work on canoe after a long break (2hrs)

What with Christmas, foul weather and three weeks away in the sun of South India, I haven't done anything on any of the boats for a long while. But spent two hours on the canoe this morning, completing all of the stringers. Next the gunwales need to be fitted. I am sure there is a sway in the end sections due to my getting the initial setting out wrong, but the rocker in the keel looks OK, so I hope it will go OK. There are a number of details to sort out on the woodwork after the gunwales, including fitting a thwart, but then it will be ready for the linen covering. Need some sunny weather to cure the resin after that.

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