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12.5' cedar strip. I changed a few things from the plans to make it mine. I came up with this seat design and moved it back a few inches. This allows me to sit on the bottom like a solo kayak when i am fishing. Or I can sit in the seat if i want to use the canoe as a tandem.

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Very nice
 

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Monte that is just beautiful. Very well done
 

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Man that is a great project. The order of the strips is fantastic. Well done.
 

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Great job-very nice craftsmanship in your build.
 

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Tacoma07,

Beautiful… I see you used the molds and stations method. What kind of finish did you use on the outside and was that glass you where laying on the inside?
The build must have quite a few hours in it… I built a Chris Craft Barrel Back bar and it took me 8 months…

Thanks for posting,
Mike
 

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Wonderful ,beautiful ,an outstanding build with amazing results.
 

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wow!!!
that's a beauty
 

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Beautiful work. Looks like a fun toy to have around.
 

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Very nice!

I really do like cedar. It just pops out here!
 

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Hello tacoma07

Very very very nice.

How many time did you need you make a so beautiful canoe ?

Thanks for sharing
 

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She's a beauty and customized for you. I've built a strip kayak so I do understand the labor of love these things take.
 

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Thanks everyone. Yeah it took me a long time. Hard to say how many hours. I didnt keep track. Total time was about a year and a half. But i did many projects in between, plus the resin and varnish also required the right temps.

Mikee, yes that was glass on the inside. I put a layer also on the outside as well. Its amazing how it really clears up with resin. I only put a wetout coat on the inside. Another words you can still feel the fiberglass weave. The outside I put about 4 coats on. And that gave it the glass finish along with 4 coats of spar varnish.
I took pictures at each major step of the build. I will add a link below if anyone wants scroll through.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157630847412616/
 

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Always wanted to build one of these. Beautiful work.
 

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At first I taught it was a small toy…outstanding!
 

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Awesome! My dad made a few of these back when I was in high school so I know how time consuming these are. Looks fantastic!
 
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