Still much work to do.......lots of advice from this site went into this.
Stephen, Very nice work and congratualtions on making it this far with your project. I've been studying the photos that you've posted on this site. I am going to use the center-runner along the bottom of the frames, like on your design. Thanks for sharing the work you've done. Guy
Looks lovely. Very clean work you have done.
Stephen: Very nice piece of work-paricularly the meticulous work on the stem fitting in the inwales,spacers and outwales. Thats craftsmanship! On your next boat try it with a curved stem.
Very nice new boat! You are pretty close now,very nice work. Best wishes on the rest of Your build;then many happy years on the rivers. Jay
Very nice - gives me hope that I will be able to finish mine..
Congrats! She's a looker.
Thanks to all for the encouraging words. I have never built a boat before and I spent alot of time wondering if I was doing something wrong. I picked through the forum comments each time I had a question and found all of your comments a huge help. I haven't finshed this one and I am already thinking of the next one. I guess that is pretty common with the company on here. Now I need a fish in the boat.
Sweet. I just found these pics after asking on one of your old posts if you had any new ones. You are a couple of days ahead of me. I have one of Dave Z's boats in the works.
I live minutes from the Susquehanna in Columbia so I will be doing a bunch of day trips this summer. Probably a Juniata trip this summer and maybe sneak in a Delaware trip in early June. Pine throughout May.....I want to start at the top of the canyon and overnight in the canyon. Ansonia to Blackwell. I grew up on all this water so it will be fun to do it in style and not crammed in a canoe. Good luck with your build. I am sure we will recognize each other if we see each other on the water....
Keep in touch. My folks live in Wrightsville so I am down there often. Spent alot of time kayaking up on the waves by the railroad bridge (you probably know where I mean) up river from marietta, down river from Locust Grove - where the Codorus dumps in. Fished quite a bit between 30 and 462 bridges. Would love to get together and do a float once I have the boat ready. I live south of state college so the Juniata is out the back door. Have done a few trips in canoe from Lewistown down to Arch Rock and a few floats over by Mt. Union and Huntingdon. I would like to float the trout section of the J from Tyrone down through the gorge. let's keep in touch.