Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I didn't sink!!

Took the boat on its first trip today. Successfully paddled around Derwent water. It's lovely to paddle.

Great day, photos say it all!

Thursday, July 19, 2007


After what seems like an endless amount of time applying coat after coat of varnish the canoe is finally finished!

3 coats of varnish inside and out. Fitted the seats on Wednesday and also screwed on some stainless steel eyes to fix the buoyancy bags.

Just need to buy one more paddle and it will be ready for the maiden voyage!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Another day another coat!!

Started the to varnish the outside of the hull today. Also cut out some plywood triangles for the bow and stern.

Monday, May 07, 2007

More epoxy

Just finished applying the last coat of epoxy to the inside. Also have given the gunwhales, inwhales and thwarts a quick coat to seal them.

Hopefully thats the last of the epoxying for now. Only varnish to apply- which handles much nicer.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Light at the end of the tunnel....

Well, things are beginning to progress a bit quicker now to the extent I can now see light at the end of the tunnel.

The seat supports have been epoxied onto the hull and the frames have just had a first coat of varnish.

I have also put the last coat of epoxy on the the exterior side of the joints.

Given the fact I can see everything coming together now I think I will make faster progress. Ordered the buoyancy bags, just need 2 buy one more paddle.

No pics yet as I forgot my camera!!


Thursday, April 26, 2007

Seat frames and mounts fitted

thats both seat frames cut to size and the frame mounts fitted to the hull. Most of the construction is finished now and its mainly sanding, filling and varnishing left to do. Not long now!!!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Work continues

Spent a few hours working on the boat after work today.

Now have the aft seat frame cut to size and ready for fitting.