Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1

    hurricaned destroyed canoe

    ok, laugh away. I have this fibreglass canoe that was absolutely destroyed in a hurricane. It is so damaged that you can fold it up and carry it under your arm NO KIDDING.. People say I'm nuts that I can't fix it. This is not my question as I know I can, that I do not doubt.. I am doing it because they say it cannot be done...That's just me..... ANYWAY... You know how they put a plane back together around a wire mesh? Has anyone ever done this for a canoe...? If not, then I guess I will be the first... If you know of anyone as crazy as me who is hell bent on fixing such a destroyed canoe , any idea what approach they took? see pics!!

    Regards
    C turner in nova scotia
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Sarasota FL
    Posts
    2
    dosnt look like enough left to work with .

    could it be done ? well I suppose

    does it make sense ? no not really

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    lexington
    Posts
    11
    I would have to agree with skip. if you are going to put that much work in one you might as well start from scratch. If you do find the info you need and you get that wreck back together please be sure to post the pics.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    3

    trout

    Go for it and show the non-believers that it can be done. Skip and Sneakbox are right but sometimes a guy just has to do things that only he understands. Lets see the pictures when its done. Trout

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    399
    Whyyyy not? Duct tape, chicken wire, clamps or whatever else comes to mind to hold it together, then lots of mat and some cloth with poly resin. Ugly and heavy but it will probably float


 

Similar Threads

  1. square stern canoe?
    By fisher123 in forum Cedar Strip Construction Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-22-2008, 06:34 PM
  2. Building a canoe without a pattern?
    By sneakbox in forum Composite Boatbuilding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-22-2006, 10:16 PM
  3. Canoe
    By Boats_are_fun in forum Cedar Strip Construction Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-28-2006, 01:08 PM
  4. New Canoe Building Plans
    By JEM in forum Stitch & Glue Construction Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-28-2006, 11:48 AM
  5. canoe dolly
    By erbinsky in forum Requests & Suggestions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-21-2006, 10:30 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •