JEM Watercraft

Sasquatch in the Ozarks
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Author:  zeb [ Sat Apr 12, 2014 8:58 am ]
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Awesome 8)

Author:  LesForgue [ Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:20 pm ]
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tw541 wrote:
Thanks for the kind comments.

Les , The top panel of this canoe is on a pretty good angle. Both gunwales are flat against the plywood panel. This picture should show what I mean. The canoe is upside down right now while I work on the bottom, but I held the camera upside down under it to get this picture.



Author:  tw541 [ Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:26 pm ]
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This canoe kind of got put on the backburner for a while. We have been trying to finish up a big remodeling project and build my wife an art studio at the same time. I have recently gotten a little more done. I am pretty much finished with the outside. I decided to go with paint on the bottom.





I still need to install thwarts and seats, and varnish the inside. The plans call for two thwarts for this canoe, and I am undecided where they need to go. I am concerned that wherever I put them will be in the way of the seats final location. We have used pirogues in the past but this will be our first tandem boat. I am unsure of the seat placement. I will use temporary seats until we decide where they need to be permanently.

I have read in a popular canoe building book that the rear seat should be as far back as possible. I would prefer to sit in the back, but I outweigh my wife by about 100 lbs, and it may be hard to trim the canoe. I know how to calculate the seat placement to balance the boat, but I haven't figured how to make it work with me in the back, unless I am closer to the center.

The thwart placement is what has me most concerned. I may try to come up with some moveable thwarts to use temporarily until I decide on a permanent placement.

Author:  Oldsparkey [ Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:39 pm ]
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"WOW" Terry you sure out did yourself , that is one Good Looking Canoe. :D


Author:  jem [ Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:20 pm ]
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second what Chuck said. Nice! Love those "tiger stripes" in the wood.

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