Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Canoe Building: Preparation for Varnish
At this point the inside and outside of the canoe have both been epoxied. The hull is all smooth and shiny and beautiful. Once you trim off the fiberglass cloth tags you can imagine gliding away in the canoe. Not so fast! Yes, it does look beautiful, but it still needs the structural support that the gunwales, seats, and thwart offer. It also requires protection from another enemy of cedar strip canoes: the sun.