20 Foot Project

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  1. Bad Little Falls

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    The first exploration into this canoe. Its a custom built by Merton Comstock out of Rockwood, Maine. This was a work boat used by a local friend. He was cleaning house a few years back and passed it on to me. It has set for these years under cover and I am now just getting to the attention it needs. I don't know if it was fiber glass as original, I suspect so. I am thinking of putting canvas on it. Stripping the fiber glass off now, its coming off fairly easily, some wood fiber it lifting off with it but nothing objectionable.
     
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    Nice project young fellar, I wish you would take us along with your progress. joe
     
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    HEAT will be your friend when removing that glass skin

    got me a big ole tub of popcorn & a fresh cuppa

    MORE PICS PLEASE
     
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    This has the makings of a great restoration!
     
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    That has the potential to be a georgious canoe.
     
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    Nice project, new inwales, gunnels, and decks will do wonders for that canoe. Hope the fiberglass comes off easy. Nice that it has half ribs, lots of extra strength without much weight added. That will be an excellent poling canoe when finished.
    Please keep us posted of the rebuild
     
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    I pulled all the glass of today, it was cold! -5F It came of okay. You can see some wood left on the glass, no massive chunks. Some bad spots at the stems.
     
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    @Bad Little Falls , great project, looking forward to seeing it. Was that by any chance Bill's boat?
     
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    That's great that the fiberglass came off so nicely, ya never know what will happen. Working on a canoe in those temps is to be admired.
     
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    We are heading into a warm spell, it will make work go a little easier. x39, yes. one of his retired boats, I have had it for about 10 years. Only took it out once, as it leaked a bit. It was more work than Bill had the time devote to it.
     
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    That's going to be a good looking boat brother.
     
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