She floats but leaks a survey does your all wood canoe leak?

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by alick burt, May 24, 2017.

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Is your all wood Canoe Leak free?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. sometimes

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  1. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    This first picture I posted above. After years of sitting in a boat house this narrow board stripper leaked bad. I inverted the canoe and put six towels on top, kept them soaking wet for three days.
    The second photo shows the result. The leaks on the right side of the keelson have sealed. The left side still leaks but has diminished dramatically. I will experiment further.
     

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    alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi Treewater
    Nice pictures.
    I had similar experience with Felix's canoe once she had been left on damp grass overnight there were no leaks.
    I am still hopeful that if I dry her out for long enough and then varnish again before she goes in the water she will begin the process without leaking and with even more luck she may eventually remain leak free as long as I keep up with a yearly varnishing.
    cheers
    Alick
     

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