freedom

Decks Finished

Doug Smith
After installing the inwales I turned my attention to the decks. As usual, I pretty much followed the words of wisdom found in Canoecraft.

Inwales Are In

Doug Smith
I glued the inwales in a couple of weeks ago. I haven’t updated the blog because I’ve been going full-tilt on the canoe every chance I get, and I’ve been having some family fun camping in BC!

Inside Hull Fiberglass Pictures

Doug Smith
The gallery below has some pictures from my trials and tribulations in fiberglassing the inside of the hull. The weave is mostly filled and I’m leaving it like this.

Finished Scraping The Hull

Doug Smith
I finished scraping the inside of the hull this past weekend. I enjoyed this part of the build, as it didn’t involve any epoxy or electric power tools (ie ROS).

Decisions, Decisions...

Doug Smith
To scupper or not to scupper, that is the question… I think a scupper might look good, but I’m not fond of the idea of buying a core bit so I can route out scuppers.

Canoe Flips Over

Doug Smith
Sunday was sort of a big day for me, as I finally got to take the Freedom off of the strongback.

Add the Outside Stems

Doug Smith
With the stripping done, the next task was to attach the outside stems. First I trimmed the strips flush with the stem along the leading edge.