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New Skin On Frame canoe

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Paul Montgomery, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Paul Montgomery

    Paul Montgomery Peace, Love, Sawdust

    This was a very odd build for me because I built it 'on the fly' with no plans or even a plan in mind. (Not recommended!) There is still a lot of work to do such as seats etc.

    For the sake of brevity I will just post a finished picture but the all the sordid details (and more to come) can be seen here:




    Paul M
  2. OP
    Paul Montgomery

    Paul Montgomery Peace, Love, Sawdust

  3. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Very cool. Someday I'd like. To try that. Thanks for posting.
  4. ndevlin

    ndevlin Curious about Wooden Canoes

    That's a remarkable piece of craftsmanship - thanks for sharing.

    - N.
  5. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Looks like great fun-- and nice and light-weight. Would be a handy canoe to add to "the herd"!
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    Paul Montgomery

    Paul Montgomery Peace, Love, Sawdust

    As a skin on frame builder I'm perhaps biased but in the great trade off in boat designs, SOF has a lot going for it. They are light, flexible and strong, and very cheap to make. The reason we don't see much in the way of commercially built SOF boats is not because they are of low quality or weak ( they aren't at all! ) but because they are labor intensive to build. For a guy with more time than money ( and not much time either ) they are a good way to get into a good quality boat inexpensively.
  7. Jim Dodd

    Jim Dodd LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nice build Paul!

    I've built several strippers, and I'm not always happy with the weight. I'm getting old, and my canoes seem to get heavier!
    What does your SOF weigh?
    You're getting me intrigued !

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    Paul Montgomery

    Paul Montgomery Peace, Love, Sawdust

    I haven't weighed this one yet. Usually 20 - 30 lbs or so, depending on what kind of boat I'm building. Adding accessories like seats and foot pegs adds a surprising amout of weigh fast. I use a lot of cedar to keep the weight down.

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