How to build a canvas canoe

Canvas canoe

Here’s another terrible temptation for all you winter-time boat dreamers.

I imagine you’d have to be pretty hardy to build a canvas canoe using real canvas these days, but people use Dacron painted over with a seal. I’m pretty sure there will be something on the techniques involved at Duckworks at, as the Duckmeister is himself a canvas canoe fan.

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I think also you might have to think a bit about this author’s suggestions about the kinds of wood you might use for various components – ‘thin oak’, for example, might now be replaced with ply of some kind.

Still, I there’s enough information here to build a fun and very retro little boat Continue reading “How to build a canvas canoe”