Sunday, 18 March 2018
Thursday, 1 March 2018
Paint, final varnish and stembands. Shame we wont get to paddle it as its moving on.
That great Model 50 shape, one of the Canadian Canoe Company's best
Front seat placement makes a great solo boat
Last touches, screws and washers in place of keel screws, as keel left off.
Stem bands on
Ready to go
Getting close to the water, we'll beat spring and be waiting. Almost done and ready
Grinding away loose fibreglass for patch with epoxy and glass , the last bit of damage done when the
Starting the sanding for new paint
Patch over both sides of stem
Half way there
Feathering in with fairing compound
Taped off for paint
Ready for Grand Lake Green
First coat done
Second coat of new varnish inside
Seat and spray rails left to do
6hp for looks
Will be replaced with a 9.8
Rails in place for fitting
Ash rails epoxy sealed and varnished
Evinrude 9.8 in place on transom on a Laker
Unit on trailer ready for water - next is the trailer rebuild
Saturday, 24 February 2018
A sunny day in between all the rain, hard to believe its February since its 63 degrees. Perfect day for a road trip to pickup up a nice little 14 footer in original canvas and finish.
A stop at the outlet mall keeps everyone happy
14 footer from the 50s-60s, with small ribs and oak rails, decks and thwart
Remnants of original decal and painter ring
Oak decks, inner and outer rails, and steel screws throughout
Spliced outer rails, typical of the period
14' overall, 32" wide and 12" deep
Corded seats need to be re caned
Overall untouched from factory finish.
Canvas rotted, to be replaced. Might be best to put a new canvas, seat cane, freshen up the varnish and go paddling rather than the whole strip and refinish. Time will tell....