What else are outside dinning chairs supposed to be used for.
Good the suns out I can coat the frame with Chestnut Tung oil. I bought it form
The material is Dacron, is Polyethylene, which will shrink heated by the iron.
The Dacron I bought from www.profabrics.co.uk.
I eMail them as they did not have it on there site, they got it in for me.
How can I staple the edge of the Dacron to the outer gunwale with my eyes shut.
Hey I do like the odd stitch in the Sun.
A quick trim.
And a twist, a tuck and a over stitch.
Oh I forgot that a boat has two ends.
Here we go again.
Oh it must be a bad day with a face like that. I do not know why, as I like ironing,
especially watching a film on TV, that's it! there is no TV in the garden.
If looks could iron or heat shrink then it would have been done in seconds. I found that
as the evening dampness came in the Dacron was shrinking better.
I used yacht varnish to seal it, I read that you should paint the sealant coats in
different direction (a long, up and down and at an angle), so that is what I have done.
The weather men can not get the weather right, they said it would not rain but hey ho
it did and left ringlets all over.
Looks good, but my daughter would like it painted mauve.
Why does it always rain in Cornwall, when you need to get out and put some paint on.
All I need is five days of dry weather to finish this canoe, but no it sends me 90 mile/hour
winds and rain. The canoe is stored out side on two home made trestle as I have not got the room in
my garage to paint it. So I had to lightly lash it down, lucky my garden is sheltered by a big
fence plus a 3 meter tree hedge also my garden is made up of terraces, oh and my garage.
The last of the under coat paint. Four more days three for paint and one to fix the
outer gunwale rub rail.
Will the rain ever stop?
Is this the sun!
Here goes the first coat, it is a bit patchy. I hope the rain will hold off.
WHAT is this a FLY!
What a colour?
The last coat of paint.
I supposed I will have to do the garden now! or not.
Just have to trim the fabric now.
The outer gunwale placed temporary.
All excess fabric now trimmed off.
Screwing the outer gunwales on with brass round head screws on each spacer block.
I have just put the canoe on the bathroom scales and it is weighting at
24.1kg or 53.131lbs or 3 stones 11 lbs.
It is finish all but hanging the seat/s in off the inner gunwale.
At last the canoe has a home.
Here we go.
Only another two miles to go.:-)
The yoke works OK and I have mad it removable to make it easier to get two people in.
The seat was going to be hanging off the gunwale, that proved to be too unstable.
The seat I got from GoOutdoors.
Here goes, my first time getting in to a canoe, it could be funny.