Monthly Archives: June 2018

Paul’s Canoe Part Twenty-six. The launching of Paul’s Canoe

The canoe launch is today, Father’s Day, June 17th , 2018, at the Hollyburn Sailing Club. Paul easily picks up and carries the canoe. I have taped towels onto the roof rack crossbars.  We centre the canoe and I tie it down.  … Continue reading

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Paul’s Canoe Part Twenty-five. Making the paddles.

With the canoe finished, Paul and I start work on our paddles.  In speaking with fellow Vancouver Wooden Boat Society member, Ian McGrath of Great Northern Craft, I tell him about the paddles.  Ian has some paddle blanks and will … Continue reading

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The Urban Oarsman & Son build a Canoe, part Twenty four…Final varnishing of the hull and attaching the seats, thwart and the stem rings.

The black goop is dry.  Time to take the tape off and trim any excess black goop. We give the hull a wipe down with Varsol, to remove any black goop stains or spots. Paul files the attaching screws more … Continue reading

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Squamish to the Hollyburn Sailing Club…a three day row with the “Cheetahs” of the Sea.

For every trip, you need to have a trip plan and leave it with someone who can call for help if you are overdue. Original trip plan: Trip as actually done: We leave too early in the morning to pick … Continue reading

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