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    Kayak in 3 pieces - repair by Joe Greenley

    Having had to repair kayaks that are severed, I think he did nice job in aligning them. I have not seen Joe for many years. Would not have recognized him with a full beard and straw hat.
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    quick stow/quick draw Greenland paddle storage?

    Another option would be to add a plastic hook to the deck in front of you. Then you pull the bungie that goes across the deck over your paddle shaft and hook it under the deck hook. You could add two hooks so that paddle is more secure and will not rotate. Some have a short sock cord and hook...
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    Current Designs - Hatch Strap Tensioner

    I used to use those but not anymore so may still have a whole bunch left over somewhere. Will check width and if you wish you can have a few for free.
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    Mick's Syringe and Caulking Gun - Thanks!

    Granted the tubes are not cheap at $5 a piece. Although they do say they are re-usable. I suppose if you push everything out and then clean it with solvents. I tried it once but found I don't have time for that. Besides, if I use them, the customer pays in the end for shop supplies so they...
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    Mick's Syringe and Caulking Gun - Thanks!

    You know that West makes empty caulking tubes for just this purpose. Just Saying.
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    Drips/runs before glassing

    I take it the drips ran onto bare wood. If so, then you are kind of stuck with it on a plywood boat, since if you tried to sand them off completely, you risk sanding into the ply layer and the look will be worse if you sand through the thin outer veneer layer.
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    Free canoe molds/strongback

    Customer is heading back home to Sweden and taking his canoe with him. Free strongback and molds for a prospector canoe. Contact
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    Rice paper graphics

    I have done it after saturation and under hardened fill coats otherwise glass is bonded to the paper and not to the wood. I think if you do it Bjorn's way, you might see the halo of the epoxy patch when you do the full glassing job.
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    Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

    The Vancouver Wooden Boat Society regrets to inform all wooden boat lovers that due to Covid19 and restrictions on social distancing that will likely remain in place throughout the summer and a decision by CMHC and Granville Island, the wooden boat festival for 2020 has been cancelled.
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    Online VHF course, May 5 sold out, May 16 and May 30 added

    I have been wanting to get my VHF for many years. Do you need a radio on hand to take the course?
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    Boat varnishes

    I have used the water based varnishes and although they are nice as you can apply several coats in one day and they do not put off as much odor as oil based, I have not been happy with the final finish. So I overcoat with several coats of high gloss oil based. But System 3 does make a water...
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    SOLD! - Kids paddle - Paddlewan

    Kids kayak paddle. Paddlewan 165 cm. Never used. or Rod at 604 312 4784 New is $119 plus taxes, so half price at $60
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    Greenland paddle class

    Still room in the paddle making class. Everything provided and you keep your work.
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    Greenland paddle class

    This spring I led a session on making Greenland kayak paddles. The class filled up quickly, so the Wooden Boat Society is offering it again this fall. Check out all the programs on their web site.
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    Free building box beam

    A customer has a box beam for building canoes and kayaks for free. His name is Jim and he can be contacted at 778 888-2604 in the greater Vancouver area.
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    Free building box beam - no longer available

    A customer has a box beam for building canoes and kayaks for free. His name is Jim and he can be contacted at (604) xxx-xxxx in the greater Vancouver area.
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    Kids SOF building class

    I am running a kids SOF kayak building class at the wooden boat center in New West on May 18-19. For only $400, you build a small kayak with the child and take it home. All proceeds to the Wooden boat center. The design is the KidYak by Dave Gentry. Everything provided and a great experience...
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    Paddle making classes

    A few spots left in the paddle class on April 27. You will make your own paddle from yellow cedar and take it home.