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    Wooden Boat Rendezvous

    With the wooden boat festival cancelled in Vancouver Canada, the Wooden Boat Society is organizing a small boat rendezvous for Sept 24, 2022. It will be held at the new wooden boat center in New Westminster, BC, Canada. If you have a car topper (canoe or kayak) or small trailered wooden boat...
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    Black Pearl

    No it does not. I highly recommended to the person we put a skeg in, but he chose not to. Now he has backed out. A bit late but not impossible to do. Would have been a lot easier before deck went on.
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    Black Pearl

    Oops. Yes should have read 5"10"
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    Black Pearl

    New Black Pearl kayak. Custom wood strip, never seen water. Designed by Bjorn Thomasson for a paddler with height up to 5'10", weight range of 155-175 lbs. and due to traditional cockpit opening, a slender build. Contact me for more info and pricing. rod@orcaboats.ca
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    Anyone in the international freighting business?

    Standard payout without insurance is $2 per pound. Insurance is usually 3% of total declared value, but you will not likely get insurance if not crated. A good crate should be able to withstand stacking. But I suppose if the product is not that valuable to the owner, then wrapping in...
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    Anyone in the international freighting business?

    Try contacting this company. https://www.canaangroup.ca/ I had a possible shipment going to Australia. Even though it did not go s customer arranged own shipping, the sales rep here was extremely helpful. Kayak would need to be crated for insurance purposes and would likely need to be crated...
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    Any okoume plywood to be found?

    I have built lots of hatches that did not use marine ply. A layer of glass and multiple coats of epoxy will seal it well. What thickness and dimensions of ply as I also may have some scraps pieces as well and I am in coquitlam.
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    Course on boat repair

    Had a cancellation, so if anyone was hoping for a spot, there is one now
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    Course on boat repair

    This course is now full
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    Homage to the [now closed] Guillemot Kayak Building Forum

    I sympathize. When I set up my web site, I had visions of setting up an online location to post photos of wooden boats, a gallery of sorts, using forum type software. After only 6-12 months, I gave up to the bots. I use less social media now and only casually check on forum sites. Spam and...
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    Course on boat repair

    A few spots left for anyone interested to bring in their boat and join the class.
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    Looking for a kayak builder

    I believe kits are sold for the Shrike or Pearl through Dan at Clearstream kayaks, but I do not seem to find his web site, just Facebook. I have built a Pearl in strip form years back for a customer so you could contact me directly. Just trying to be careful not to self promote here.
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    Looking for a kayak builder

    Shrike is ply and Black Pearl can be either ply (from a kit) or strip. Ply is less expensive to have built with less labor involved especially if it comes in a kit. And cost will also depend on whether clear coated or painted as painted is easier to fill, fair and paint than clear coat.
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    Course on boat repair

    Course on minor repairs is almost half full already. If thinking about it, only a few spots left as we only have so much room.
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    Wanted: boat mounted kayak racks

    Suggested retail on a pair of those is $385 plus taxes. I can get wholesale and sell to you for $290 but looks like either not in stock or not carrying anymore.
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    Course on boat repair

    Yes it is for fiberglass or Kevlar boats but I suppose if one had a wood/fiberglass boat we could cover that as well. We will cover how to make small repairs with resin and glass, fill large dings in gel coat and talk about the variety of products on the market. I can answer any questions when...
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    Course on boat repair

    The wooden boat society has scheduled a few courses on simple boat repair for 2022. First is on minor dings and gel coat. You can actually bring your canoe or kayak and have it fixed over the weekend. The other is intro to epoxy resin and all its uses in repairs, clear coating, and more. Check...
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    Wooden boat festival

    The society is still organizing a First Nation boat display and carving demo for the full week of August 23- 29. It is sponsored by Granville island and CMHC and will take place in the Ocean Artworks carving area.
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    Wooden boat festival

    Due to budget shortfalls in funding and lack or registration to date, the 2021 Vancouver Wooden Boat festival has been cancelled.
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    Replacing footpeg rail stud

    Depending on when that stud was manufactured, there was a time (years ago) in which they were breaking. I had some as well. Sealect acknowledged it to me and then they found a new supplier/welder, because they were not happy with the old supplier. I have not had any break since.
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