After most of a lifetime I have come to the conclusion that I love boats. This is my current cedar strip canoe, the second I have built. Both were built using the book “A Strippers Guide to Canoe Building” as inspiration. I do mean inspiration, while the book comes with patterns for moulds etc. it suggests various ways to finish the canoe. I picked my way with guidance from the book and I feel that I have my unique canoe. It paddles as well as it looks.
Building and maintaining kayaks, canoes, sailboats, runabouts etc. are projects that I hope will be part of the Coquitlam Men’s Shed as it evolves.