Yes, in the cold glacial melt waters of Lake Lower St. Mary's by Glacier National Park and declining a challenge to swim the mile plus across for which I followed in a row boat and was much warmer than the swimmer. We too had to do the rollover swamping and recovering the canoe at least every week with each scout troop on their beach day and for those going for their canoe merit badge. Oh the joys and endurance of youth!!!!!One of many strange and or stupid things we did in our youth on the water.
Like rolling over the canoe and swamping just to practice how to get canoe righted and empty while in deep water!
That looks very good.
I am just thinking about the outer stem. Do you have some pictures of the laminating process ?
Do you have some pictures of the laminating process ?
With the reference to support #4, and in your manual, the part is fixed in place. Shaping and grinding is then a matter of course.
Since I haven't worked much with wood yet, my question is: how do you keep the bent wood on-site ?
Should I first fix the part in a template (for example a curved row of nails) ?
That's how I saw it with bentwood projects.
Or is it enough to fix the strips one by one with super glue and "hand-hold"
Hello Gilles. Is there a reason for lamination? Is this by canoe design in general, or simply the method for easy bending process?
With other glues I frequently add my fingers to the build. I"ll have to try the Gorilla Super Glue. My regular CA is bSi Bob Smith Industries INsta-Cure which gives me a 12-15 second working time and I use toothpicks to apply a dab where I want it.Thanks for the prompt response and detailed answer!! It does make sense.