Here's an update on where we stand at the start of the spring. For the skin canoes, most, though not all the ribs are in. All the breast hooks are pinned and epoxied. All the inwales have been clamped to the boats to take their shape over the break. Some have even installed the inwales.
|Six of the skin canoes, packed tight together.|
The runabout has been going slowly, but we are into the decking of the sides and bottom, after which it will come off the jig, and I hope will progress more quickly.
Finally, the Greenland kayak is coming along well. We've used coat hanger wire to check the lengths of the ribs, and we should be ready to start steaming ribs very soon.
|Greeland kayak, top and underside|