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After reading this, makes me wish I lived in a house or a mobile home. i would love to build this boat; never built anything like this before, but still would love to try!! :)
Fella's, don't sell yourselves short. 15 or so years ago Outdoor Life Put the plans for the 8 hour canoe in the magazine. I had very moderate woodworking skills but I tried it. Had a ball building it and another one paddling and electric motoring the local waters. Also the pride in answering that I built it when asked where I got it. I'm gonna dust things off and build this one too.
Nice boat--I like working with wood---however all the beer I would have to drink to get this project done--It would be far cheaper for me to go buy one already made---but I do like reading about this stuff. Please keep them coming--thanks
Ain't no friggin way I am trying that! I hate these kind of tutorials that show some dude who knows what the heck he is doing. It always makes me want to try to do it too, and I mess it up. Would like to have a nice boat like that though.
Knowledge of the ability to handle a canoe under these conditions is the thing you need more.The Arkansas river is dangerous water and can become a monster with a small rain.Be safe in your adventures brother.
As soon as I saw the boat I could tell it was a Paul Butler project. I've been tempted to try a couple of the projects he has on his site, but the spouse has plenty of projects on her "Honey do" list for me. However remodeling the bathroom doesn't seem like it would be as fun as a boat. Mr. Butler keep the wonderful do it your self projects coming. You are the man!
I voted a thumb up on your photo about a week ago I love big whitetail & whitetail stories as you might have noticed. I'll take you up on the offer would love to share some good times with you there is many lakes,river,streams in Westren Montana. I would let a little secret out the hot spot to be in westren montana for whitetails is sealy lake MT i will leave a link below to give you a idea on where it is then google earth will do the rest.lol
I'm lucky in some ways to live where I do & some ways not so lucky . I live on the CSKT flathead reservation so I couldnt take you to my best spots but I know Westren Montana is full of big bucks can see them evrey where you drive on this side of the state right befor it gets dark. Helana has a major deer problem along with most Westren MT towns. You can find my contact info at my web site www.dropjhook.com e-mail call me. with anything you want to know about areas on this side of the state or let me know like I said befor I would never turn a chance down to go hunting I go along sometimes just to pack the camera I have a few hunts recorded but not sure if I sould have them put on a disc they are pretty amuture looking alot of shaking but I'm new at filming so call me even if you need a camera man!!
Hunting while canoeing is a blast click on my namne and check out the joy of canoeing 12 pt style. That buck is over 200 lb.
Perhaps when I get back to MT I should bring my canoe,look you up and take you out. Any water around you?
I belive you charlie elk like i said I know nothing about building a caneo I just dont see myself building a quilty one like Paul built it would take lots of practice & lots of tools look at his shop looks like santas workshop with all those crafting tools. I would love to try one made by the hands of a seasond caneo maker though I think the man has a great idea!
Hey DJHook I have been in canoes with bigger guys than you as long as they are in front so I can see them doing their share of paddling we get along just fine.....
This one will carry you and a buddy with no problem.
Very nice boat Paul. You have inspired me to build one. Like the plastic tie idea looks much easier than clamps.
Thanks for posting this one.
Sweet Canoe!!I dont think my canoe making is any where close to par tell the truth never made one in my life. Me 6'5 240 buiild myself a light material canoe that a train wreck waiting to happen.lol
6. Next, a larger continuous bead of epoxy is applied around the perimeter of each bulkhead to ensure a watertight seal in each compartment. A thick bead is also applied along each seam in the hull.
Photo by Paul Butler
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