Learning Curves 9

The canoe hull is complete, fiberglass and epoxy inside and out; outwales, inwales, decks, and thwart.  All the essential pieces are in place, and I can still throw it over my shoulder and walk comfortably, with the double paddle tucked inside.  23 pounds, with the paddle.

There’s still a bit of sanding and epoxy to make the hull absolutely fair, and I intend to paint the outside.  Maybe varnish, but there’s a quart of my favorite indigo enamel on the shelf, and paint is so much easier to maintain.


So, I have accomplished what I set out to do six weeks ago, which was to take the wood from a pallet that was definitely in the waste stream, and turn it into something useful and beautiful.  Now, it will be going into other streams…

About michaellangford2012

Timber framer, boatbuilder, dreamer, writer, musician; collector of books, tools, aphorisms. "There is nothing, absolutely nothing…half so much worth doing…as simply messing about in boats."
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