September Meeting - Strip Canoe Construction

 Phil Soper

Tuesday, September 15

A review of  styles,  required experience levels and space and  time requirements for the project will be discussed. An understanding of lofting and station mold layout will be presented.

Other specific areas to be covered will include: 

  • Wood selection and strip milling techniques 
  • Intro to steam forming and fairing
  • Demo stripping process including staple and preferred no staple methods
  • How to avoid mistakes that do not show up until later -
  • Quick review on easy methods to shape and sand 
  • Intro to fiberglass and epoxy resins including preferred suppliers
  • Discussion on safety and personal protection
  • Demonstration of layup technique and avoidance of pitfalls - samples of first and second coats will be provided
  • Quick review of UV protective topcoats 

A completed 13’ Wee Lassie canoe and an in-process 17’ kayak will be on display

Host: Bob Gabor



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