Building a flat bottomed canoe

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by troy2000, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    Busy Cape Horn

    Hoyt, that's too funny. :) :) :) :) :) :)

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  2. troy2000
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    troy2000 Senior Member

    Looks like the boats on this forum get around. :)
     
  3. larry larisky

    larry larisky Previous Member

    troy i like the way you design and built your boat. you are quite a talented man, and your son too.
    these pictures are really good. congratulation.
     
  4. troy2000
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    Thank you, Larry. I'm glad you enjoyed the thread.

    Compared to some of the folks on boatdesign.net, I think I rate about even with a child in diapers stacking up blocks (in boat design and building, I mean). But that's one of the things I enjoy about this place. You don't have to be one of the elite to have fun or get attention, because it has such a range of members -- from professionals who design and build for a living, all the way down to kids trying to float something in a nearby pond.

    And they're all fun to hear from....
     
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Thanks. :)
     

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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Troy, I think this would be a good place for you to post progress on your proposed trailer for this canoe.
     
  7. troy2000
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    Good idea, Hoyt -- as soon as I start making some progress.

    At the moment, I'm buried in overtime. We normally have four station operators and a relief operator, but right now we're shorthanded and the relief operator had to take a full-time shift. So we're busy covering each other for sick time, scheduled vacations, etc. I don't expect to be home much for at least a month.

    And the paperwork and permits are finally ready for our new manufactured home. As soon as the financing is approved (which we expect shortly), I'll get home just in time to start frantically installing sewer lines, water lines, gas lines, fencing, landscaping, and anything else I can do myself to save us money.

    By the way: we used to be called engineers here, in the same sense that the term is used on board ships. Then the company started gentrifying job titles; now I'm a "Station Operations Specialist." Funny thing though, my paycheck didn't grow along with my job title. ;)
     
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    How's the clot? I hope it's dissolving properly.
    I still have issues with the resultant varicose veins. An aspirin a day keeps the coroner away, and the special dark Hersheys doesn't hurt either.

    It sounds like you have a full load of work in front of you.

    They used to call us "Operators". Now we are "Telephonic Service Representatives".
     
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    Apparently the clot's still going away, slowly; I'm down to where my leg is almost normal size most of the time.

    I've started riding a bicycle from my motor home to work and back, three miles each way. And the leg seems to handle it just fine -- no cramps or problems.
     
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    A couple of pictures from the first time I took Blue Rose fishing, at Oxbow Lake. First thing I did when I got home was to buy a smaller ice chest specifically for the boat.

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    And one of a 45 lb flathead, caught locally. No, I'm not the one who caught it. But there are plenty more of them out there....

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    I did get to go out again a week ago; that time I didn't bother to load the trolling motor and battery. I just used a paddle.
     
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    Nice catfish.
    My leg still gets swollen from time to time but aspirin every couple of days seems to help a lot to bring the swelling down. The Hersheys in my morning oatmeal provides lecithin to "slick" the blood cells so they slide easier. I have been off the rat poison for over a year now.
     
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Did you ever start your trailer? Have you taken any photos of it during construction?
     
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    My son Dwaine is coming home for Christmas again, and we'll be taking the Blue Rose out a time or two. So I looked this thread up, and spent some time reliving the build.

    This coming year I hope to spend less time working overtime, and more time fishing. It'll help that the legal war with my sister-in-law over my mother-in-law's will is finally over; that alone cost us $40,000.00 in attorney fees during the last year and a half. And of course I had to finance that out of pocket, instead of dipping into the inheritance -- which was only about what we gave the lawyers, plus a house. So we're a house ahead. Which is just another expense at the moment; the property taxes alone are bigger than some folk's mortgages.

    Fun bit of trivia: sis-in-law is an attorney. So she got to flog us through the courts and cost us a fortune in attorney's fees without spending any money for lawyers herself, even though there was no doubt she'd lose in the end.

    Can you say '*****,' boys and girls? I knew you could...

    Meanwhile I've had the Blue Rose out a few times anyway, and I'm still impressed with her good manners. If I were to build another one for the same purposes, I'd do a carbon copy of the hull. Yes, I did buy a smaller, blue and white cooler for her.

    And no, Hoyt. I still haven't gotten around to the damned trailer. But it's on my to-do list....:)
     
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    You knew I'd ask. :)
     

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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    - carbon eh?
     
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