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First Canoe Completed: 16' Wabnaki.

Discussion in 'Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite' started by algale, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. algale

    algale Curious about Wooden Canoes

    This is my first canoe build, a 16 foot "Wabnaki" designed by Gil Gilpatrick. The seats, decks, yoke, and gunwhales are sapele. Used 6 oz. S glass inside and out (1 full layer plus a reinforcement over the football inside and out). Great learning experience and a lot of fun! Can't wait to paddle it! (The last 2 photos were taken before applying varnish to the hull).

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  2. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nice work Al !

    I have looked at Gils Wabnaki plans. I hope you can give us a report on how it paddles !

    Your decks came out great !
    Thanks for sharing !

  3. OP

    algale Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks, Jim! I will follow up with a report, but as a novice paddler you will have to take anything I say about its paddling characteristics with a grain of salt!
  4. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    First one? Looks stunning!
  5. OP

    algale Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks! Plenty of small flaws but I'm very happy with the overall result.
  6. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Looks great from here. And those small flaws? They just mean you don't have to worry about the first ding that it'll get...

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