Off the grid steaming

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Gunwales wrapped in wet rags and sealed into bin bags and cooking.

I attempted fitting the gunwales but they would not quite take the twist so I am attempting to make them more flexible by a sort of steaming. The pine has been wrapped in wet rags and then sealed in taped bin bags. This has been put on the shed which facing South is a sun trap. The bag was very warm at mid day. I have ordered more clamps and attempt to fit to the canoe when these arrive.

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Have also been sanding both the inside and outside of the hull with, glass paper, sanding blocks and delta sander. Going well but it is a long job, figure the more I sand the lighter the canoe. With the gunwales it now weighs in at 10 kg. The panels at both ends are a bit crocked, one end worse than the other, not going to fuss about it too much. I could add lots of filler and get it looking OK but I rather have light wonky boat than inflated ego.

Build time total 50 hours

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