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I know what *that* is! What a lovely use for leftover strips and pieces. Very cool.Did you fiberglass it?How much does it weigh? What do you use it to carry?Did you just saw a quarter inch off your old forms to make it? Or did you just pull the canoe in question off the water, spread plastic in it, and use it as a female form? I suppose then you wouldn't be so limited in where you could place it.Very cool.
That, for those who aren't familiar, is called a wanigan. It is used to carry gear in - particularly kitchen gear and food. That particular example in the pictures is not mine.As far as construction goes, strip as you would a hull and glass inside and out with 4 oz cloth and epoxy. I'd size it down a bit more than 1/4" - more like 1" per side to account for the overhang of the inwales. Usually, there are "feet" which are a pair of cleats that run parallel the keel to keep the wanigan up of the bottom of the canoe.I even saw one that was lined with 2" rigid foam before being 'glassed - it was a wanigan cooler!
Great looking wanigan
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