Peter McKenzie and his sons from Queensland Sunshine Coast built a standard Eureka paddling canoe. Weight was the standard 44lbs. Peter’s email gives some nice tips. They are very happy campers.
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Is it revolutionary? The Quick Canoe uses Duct tape to hold the plywood together while the glue or glass tape sets up. This can save a huge amount of time. The Quick Canoe is designed to take maximum advantage from the method.
Cliff and PJ live in Warm Queensland and Wintry Tasmania. However they both like to go the the yearly (June) wooden boat festival in tropical Far North Queensland. This year they decided to build one of my Quick Canoes. They started on Saturday and finished including putting the canoe on the car roof by the following thursday. They are experienced woodworkers so added some very nice details.
Tom has built his MSD Rowboat in Brisbane. I met up with him recently and we drove down to the coast towing the rowboat to the river at Nudgee. A bit of wind and a lot of current because of all the rain. Tom has trimmed down the skeg to get the boat to balance nicely in all directions. Before the modification the bow used to blow around – now it behaves nicely. I took quite a few pictures.
Well, I might be in the middle of the chaos of the Timber and Working with Wood Show in Adelaide but I have also received a CD of building photos of another Eureka Canoe. I have to update this post later with the full details, but the boat is glorious – she is painted a […]
DSC_3745.JPG Originally uploaded by boatmik Just wanted to share this pic of Peter Hyndman’s GIS “Gruff” going reasonably quickly. We spent a couple of days trying to get some good action shots. It was a bit tricky because there was only around an 70 metres straight run at the best angle before getting too close […]
I am please to say that we moved the two PD Racers into the Brisbane Timber and Working with wood show last night. One of the members of the Wooden Boat association has a mostly complete Eureka Canoe on the stand as well. I will be available for questions the whole weekend and the much […]
I’ll be on the Boatcraft Pacific/Queensland Wooden Boat Association stand at the “Timber and Working with Wood Show” Brisbane – RNA Showgrounds – Fortitude Valley Friday 20 April through to Sunday 22 April. Info about all the Working with Wood Shows around Australia are here woodshow We will have a couple of PD Racers on […]
So you have seen me sailing around enjoying myself for a bit. Or at least that might be what you have been imagining after reading the previous post! I’ve been crazily getting Peter’s two Mk1 PD Racers ready for the long trip to the Goolwa Nationals. They are finally in their yellow paint, I’m building […]