One Day… and Counting

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Quite the project… (if I do say so myself)

on July 24, 2012

Have I ever mentioned that my husband and I are building a canoe. It all started two years ago when we went to a family reunion. During that visit, we took my brother’s canoes out for some fishing… it was a blast! Needless to say, Randy and I were completely hooked on the whole idea of canoeing which meant it didn’t take much arm-twisting for my brother to talk us into building one. We worked on it for about 2 weeks straight and got quite a bit done but for some reason life got in the way and the canoe project got put on the back burner.

A few weeks ago, I got a phone call informing me that a canoe trip to Bowron Lakes in British Columbia was happening next summer – and did we want to go? Did we want to go??? What kind of a question was that?? Of course we want to go…. One problem, we needed to finish our canoe. Since it was my brother who was heading up the trip it was pretty easy to talk him into working on the canoe so we could get it finished… Image

This is what the canoe looked like a couple of weeks ago… Today we have it off the frame and as I write this my hubby is down sanding the inside to get it ready for fiberglass and resin. I have loved working on the canoe each and every minute (the only reason I am not sanding at this moment is my asthma) I think that the reason I have enjoyed it so much is because it is something that my husband and I have done together (well, with a whole lotta help from my brother)  It is going to be one of the projects that we will be able to look back on and say “Wow…. we really did this!”

One Day… and Counting….. until the maiden voyage!! 🙂

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2 responses to “Quite the project… (if I do say so myself)

  1. Kellie says:

    It’s beautiful! What a sense of accomplishment building it and what incredible enjoyment you’ll get from it!

  2. cllecr says:

    Beautiful! I shared photos of your beautiful canoe with a college friend of ours in Troy Montana this summer because he was busy finishing up his own canoe which he took from tree to final product over the course of about 2 years, as well. He inserted Canadian maple leaf inlay designs on the sides and hopes to use it in the next canoe trips he does into the Yukon. He was impressed with your work and amazed at how I had been following your progress at about the same pace he was moving along.

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