Tom Hower's Keshequa Canoe
Michigan's waters will soon be a little more beautiful!


Tom has perfectly aligned his set of stations. He's ready for stripping!

The stems and last stations are installed on the strongback first, the remaining stations are next.

As shown, Tom's using our method of "Level Stripping". The starter strips are done.


Tom's using Cove & Bead edged strips for tighter fitting and mutually supporting strips.
Fairing the hull will be much easier this way!

Tom writes: "...WHAT BEAUTIFUL LINES SHE HAS. ISN'T IS AMAZING THAT YOU CAN CONTORT THOSE STRIPS INTO SUCH FLOWING LINES. THE SIDES OF MY CANOE ARE LOCAL WHITE CEDAR, ONCE I REACHED THE WATER LINE I SWITCHED TO WESTERN RED CEDAR. THE CONTRAST ISN'T IS DRAMATIC AS I HAD HOPED. HOWEVER, I STILL LIKE THE IDEA OF THE DARKER WOOD ON THE BOTTOM, LESS BOUNCING LIGHT OFF THE CANOES BOTTOM AND SO ON..."


The final "closure" strips
are being installed.

The hull is fully stripped...

Looks like these
ladies give their
approval!


We're sure Tom will send us some more pictures of his Keshequa 170 Canoe as it's constructed, so visit again! He should be very proud of his fine workmanship, don't you agree?

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