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Canoe Rebuild

Postby MaverickDiesel42 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am

From trash to treasure. Looking for a smaller vessel such as a skiff or canoe to use in small marshes, potholes, and non-motor areas I found something far better than a checkbook could buy. This was a canoe that was used way back in the day by my grandfather, an avid waterfowler. He was one of the most hardcore, old school, roughneck guys that just loved to hunt. Over the years the canoe was beaten up and neglected and ended up in the basement of my barn left for a chainsaw and a bonfire. Until this summer I decided to tackle this piece of family waterfowl history and do some justice to it rather than just slapping on a coat of paint to find out it would have sank faster than a rock. My grandfathers memory lives on in this revitalized craft, and will go on for many more hunts to come.
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The removal of the stern due to the rot and decay. Flat back with transom for future small HP or electric motor.
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The demo of the rotted keel and sanding/removal of paint and caulk patches
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The start after the failed "leak test"
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby MaverickDiesel42 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:15 am

The next set of photos...
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Transom with treated wood
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Getting to bare wood after thee layers of paint
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Cutting out the cancer
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby MaverickDiesel42 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:21 am

More photos
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New hardened oak keel added. then sealed and filled
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Sealed and filled
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Part two of sealer. Epoxy filler to take care of large gaps.
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Two part wood sealer to tighten and seal grain. A must
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby MaverickDiesel42 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:30 am

Getting close...
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Right side up, ready for logo
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Final coat added after cattail tape was laid. Sorry I missed the photo with the cattails being laid with painters tape
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Shadow striping added for cattails before the painters tape is laid to finish the cattails
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Homemade paint booth with ceiling exhaust, base coat added
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Textured bedliner for added grip, waterproofing, sealing...
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby MaverickDiesel42 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:36 am

Almost there!
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Hand painted head and letters, just needs to be detailed and pinstriped
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More logo
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Finished paddles
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Skull and shotguns hand cut custom stencil for paddles
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Hand drawn Mad Mallard logo
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby MaverickDiesel42 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:43 am

Final proDUCKt! Happy Hunting!
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One of many, but certainly my favorite of grandpa's saying......
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The whole sha-bang
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Same logo and text just repeated it on opposite side
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby flight control » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:42 am

WOW!!!!

I dont know what to say except wow.

Any idea how old the boat is? I'm sure your grandfather would be beyond proud.
When I die I hope its in a duck blind, that, or shot in the back climbing out of a jealous mans bedroom window.

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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby MaverickDiesel42 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:59 am

Honestly I am not 100% sure. He had used it for many years, and was born in 1929. From what I was told in his hunting stories, and if I'm thinkin' right I would say the boat was around in the 60's maybe even late 50's? I'd really like to know myself so I guess I'll ask when the uncles and around!
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby aclumpkin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:28 am

Awesome work! :thumbsup:
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby The Duck Hammer » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:04 pm

That thing is Badass. It would be awesome to paddle around the creeks in that thing. Nice work.
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:16 pm

I dig it! Looks great, and a very cool story to boot.
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby halfscoop » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:24 am

MaverickDiesel42 wrote:This was a canoe that was used way back in the day by my grandfather, an avid waterfowler. He was one of the most hardcore, old school, roughneck guys that just loved to hunt.

I'm old enough to be your grandfather and I have just one thing to say.
GOOD ON YA. Your a great grandson. Now get your butt out there and shoot some hearts out kid!
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:16 am

Wow! :thumbsup:
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby OVRUNDR » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:05 pm

That is one special project, and some awesome restoration and paint work. I am sure your grandfather is smiling down on you and your uncles will be very proud too. Enjoy hunting out of that.
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby Leaky-NY » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:10 pm

Thats one super good looking rebuild. I know as you use it your Grandfather is sitting there with you :thumbsup:

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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby O2Fsh » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:40 am

This is one of the best postings on the site!! Amazing story!! AMAZING work... you can see the pride in every step.

Take care of her and pass her on to your grandkids.

AMAZING!!!!

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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby nccanvasback » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:42 pm

That canoe looks awesome. I echo the sentiment of others. Excellent paint job, wish i had those skills.
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby mattkm » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:09 pm

Cool project, and cool story to go with it too! Be sure to post lots of pics with dead birds on it!
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Re: Canoe Rebuild

Postby neon58 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:47 pm

Pretty darn cool! Outstanding job! :clapping: :beer:
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