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Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by shelldrake, Aug 14, 2020.

  1. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hello All,

    I just finished an Atkinson Traveler build and thought you might be interested in some photos. It was my first retirement project. Time to find a new one!


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  2. dtdcanoes

    dtdcanoes LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi Matt.....and congrats. Wow. It is very nice and you must do another. I retired to spend full time protecting the old boats and aren't we lucky to be where we are.
    Keep up the fine work. Your deck and tip work is a nice thing to see.
  3. OP

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi Dave, Thanks for the comments.

    Yup, retirement is a good gig!

  4. sander63*

    sander63* Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Matt That is some beautiful work! Like the paint job too, what did you use for filler/ paint?
  5. OP

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Tom, Rollin's filler. Interlux Precoat primer. George Kirby paint.

  6. sander63*

    sander63* Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Matt!
  7. David Socoby

    David Socoby New Member

    Does anyone know where I could find some plans for a wood and ribbed mold to build a wood and fiberglass Grand Laker canoe. Not looking for a cedar strip. Thanks very much. Dave
  8. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The list of plans at may help. You might need to combine multiple plans to get what you want. One example would be to take the design of the Grand Laker in strip form from Gilpatrick and use the instructions for building a wood canvas form from Building the Wood & Canoe by Rollin Thurlow and the Northwoods Canoe Company. Good luck,

  9. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    FWIW, if you are looking for a grand laker i would contact Dale Tobey, he is often a source of rebuildable boats, or those in need of new homes. i redid one i got from him. If you are after the building experience, then i cheerfully withdraw my comment! only plans i ever found were as mentioned by Benson. great canoes either way, as i learned.

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