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Peterborough's 10 and 11 How I make my Canoes Part 3.

There is always a certain amount of trepidation that goes with the glassing process. The reason for this is that there are so many things that can go wrong and once the resin is set there is sometimes very little that can be done to make things right. That said it is a fantastic material which renders the hull waterproof and strong. It is best to apply the resin in one day which makes for the best bond between coats and the coats have to be applied at the right time when the previous one is not quite set. Given that applying one coat to a hull typically takes around two hours I knew I was in for a long day. The first coat is applied partly with a squeegy using a brush on the vertical areas.

Peterborough's 10 and 11 How I make my Canoes. Part 2

In order to save people having to scroll down to read the later parts of this blog I have decided to split it into sections.In addition for most of this week I have been out of action with the flu so today which was my first day back my progress was still a little slow. Last week I marked and cut the centre line on the first hull. This is achieved with the help of a simple jig to transfer the centreline from the stations on the mould to the top of the planking (on the bottom of the boat). Then the line is cut out carefully whilst avoiding cutting into the stations and then the cut is trued up with a rebate plane checking periodically with a straight edge. Next comes a tricky bit as the rest

Halloween on The Norfolk Broads

This Halloween weekend I went to the Barton Turf Adventure Centre with my friends from the OCA. I arrived on Friday as it was beginning to get dark and after a trip to the Fur and Feather Inn for a meal we returned to the campsite and chatted around Nick's stove whilst watching for shooting stars. The leaves on the trees were looking suitably eerie. On Saturday morning I got up at 6.30 for an early morning paddle. The air was warm and there was a light breeze. I paddled out onto Barton Broad and took a picture of the sun as it began to appear. I paddled across to the mouth of the River Ant and then returned for breakfast. A nice warm up for the rest of the day. Our Paddle for the rest of the

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