|I'm currently doing a knockoff of Richard Frye's stealth boat, I
think I figured out what he did measurement wise (I hope). I changed the
top on mine to be much more rounded and a bit flatter.
This one was built from totally free wood, the corner store by my
house was throwing it out when they did some renovations...while I was in
there getting some munchies I said "Hey, what are you going to do with the
scraps?" The store owner replied with puzzled look on his face, "Throw it
The stealth is almost done and there was enough wood left from the
scrap to make something small and paddly...we haven't decided yet. The
reason we both want canoes is sailing days like yesterday are few and far
between here in N. Indiana. and there are tons of places to paddle and
camp around here.
So my advice to anyone, don't be bashful, pipe right up...because
the squeaky boatbuilder gets the free scrap wood...all I had to do was
haul it away. Let's see, one cheap canoe for mama, Summer Breeze for both
of us? I don't know man, I bet the leaves fall off my boat shed way before
then, sure wish we had a garage. I wonder if the park we live in, will let
me get away with one of David B.'s pvc pipe and polytarp Quonset huts,
someone around the corner just put up a greenhouse made the same way.
After all, what's in a shape? (It's my Quonset greenhouse....giggle..yeah,
Keep up the great work, we really love Duckworks, it's a daily check-in in
our house just to see what's new.
John & April Burgh aka Errol and his Squeeze