Bo's HC16

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Bo's HC16

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I rolled a little primer on it today. It's amazing how much more that makes it look like a real canoe.

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Today was the unofficial launch. There is still a lot of work to do (painting, fairing the inside, the breasthooks, but we wanted to use her this season. Some pics, so ks8 won't ask. :)

On the truck, she almost dwarfs my little Sonoma. With 3 people, she is more comfortable than the Sonoma. My crew posing (well, the 20 year-old cat didn't go).
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My boys needed a little getting used to her.
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She is sensitive to the weight distribution of the passengers between the seats.
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This is a nice looking design in its element.
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She paddled well. My boys have only ever been in a wide, flat bottom canoe, and could not get used to the tipping when they leaned. I lowered their center of gravity, and lessened the problem. I had no trouble handling her, and she could move if we wanted her to. She was carrying about 400 lbs.

No more pictures for a while. The next time you see her, she will be painted inside and out.

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