cedar strip canoe

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Project by glynn posted 03-19-2015 05:15 PM 3480 views 17 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

plans from bear mountain boats,633 pieces , western red cedar , maple and cherry.It was a good fun build and I want to do another.15 ft 2in long.fiberglass inside and outside

-- jim nevada

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#2 posted 03-19-2015 05:54 PM

Looks great. I bet it was a lot of fun building, and very rewarding as well.
something I have always wanted to do. Maybe one day if I can find the room.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 03-19-2015 07:00 PM

Very nice job. I am always so impressed by a well constructed boat.

I am considering building a similar concept kayak. I know that the traditional material is cedar strips, but I have access to a large amount of Teak. These are off cuts from a local Mill works and the size of these pieces would lend thenselves to making a boat.

Do you think teak would work or is there something specific to Cedar that makes it work for these boats?

Thanks for any thoughts you can share.

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#4 posted 03-19-2015 07:04 PM

It turned out beautifully. Great craftsmanship! You should be proud.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#5 posted 03-19-2015 07:06 PM

don’t know about teak the cedar was feather lite,whole boat is 50 lbs

-- jim nevada

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#6 posted 03-19-2015 08:33 PM

To drobertson,
Teak will work—in fact many marine parts are made of teak. The problem is…it’s much heavier, and it’s oily and harder to glue together without special care.
To glynn,
That boat is fantastic. Have you taken her out on the water yet? How about a picture of that?

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#7 posted 03-19-2015 09:22 PM

launching is april fools day

-- jim nevada

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#8 posted 03-19-2015 09:52 PM

Very, very nice indeed Jim, bet you can’t wait to get those paddles rollin :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 03-19-2015 11:17 PM

VERY nice! I like the design on the decks. I also like the arrows on the sides, and it appears that you made the paddles as well. Great job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#11 posted 03-20-2015 12:06 AM

That is a work of art. I know you built it to use but I would be afraid to put the first scratch on it! And only 50#!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 03-20-2015 12:13 AM

The sound of water lapping on the sides as you glide through the scenery – Oh man ,,, you are going to have a good time.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#13 posted 03-20-2015 12:29 AM

you got it sparky

-- jim nevada

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#14 posted 03-20-2015 12:54 AM

That is a beautiful canoe. A job well done. I Love the way the cedar is arraigned giving it the patterns colors it creates. I always wanted a cedar or redwood canoe but the practicality of where I use canoes makes aluminum or plastic a better choice. I cringe to think of the damage and scratches I’d end up with.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#15 posted 03-20-2015 01:18 AM

I will take my epoxy resin over your rubber duck,when we get to ramming speed I will sink little donald

-- jim nevada

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