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Wood Canvas Canoe Repair Series: Session E: Finishing Touches

Course Overview

Breathe some life into that old wood-canvas canoe in the rafters and turn it into a classic wooden canoe suitable to be paddled for another generation or two. The process of repairing a wood canvas canoe can be a daunting journey that requires careful planning and prioritizing. To help you on your way, expert builder Jeanne Bourquin offers a series of repair courses, each focusing on a different step along the way and offered throughout the year. Bring your canoe and take the whole series from start to finish over the course of a year, or go a la carte and pick and choose the steps you need help with your own project. Participants are encouraged to bring a partner to help complete the work at no additional charge. Session E: Step Five: Finishing Touches--Wood Canvas Canoe Repair (Gunwales, Seats, Stembands, Keels) Your canoe should be mostly painted and varnished when you bring it for this class. The first day is to install gunwales and then sand and shape them. The next day we will hang seats, make dowel spacers for seats, (1/2 day), attach stembands (1/2 day), and or keel (1/2 day). The 3rd day we can practice wet sanding for that perfect last coat of paint, and cover some ideas for applying your paint. (2 to 3 days depending on your needs, please bring a partner with you to help.)

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