DK Touring Canoe

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Spider
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Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:07 am
Type of boat I like: canoes

Re: DK Touring Canoe

Post by Spider » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:13 pm

Hi Bob,

Yes I am an Adelaidean. I must admit to being totally ignorant when it came to purchasing the ply (this is my very first wooden boat project though I've made windsurfers and surfboards before). I rang around timber merchants and ended up at Australian Timbers on Magill Rd. All I asked for was 4.00mm marine ply and what you see is what I got. The ply formed well and I had no issues. I didn't have any sheets with a "furry" side that I've seen before on structural ply so epoxy usage and sanding wasn't as great as it could have been. I'm guessing from your user name you paddle the Onkaparinga a bit?

Spider

OnkaBob
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Location: Seaford, South Oz

Re: DK Touring Canoe

Post by OnkaBob » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:08 pm

Spider wrote: I'm guessing from your user name you paddle the Onkaparinga a bit?
Spider
Yes, it's only a couple of km away and although only a creek by most standards it at least has several km of length which is plenty for short excursions. Have also spent some time in the Pat - underneath a Dancer - but that's another story :roll: .
Cheers, Bob

Laker 13 - christened and slimed (just).
Laker accessories underway.

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