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  1. Canotrouge

    My new shoes...

    I just got today my new snowshoes, Innu style 20”x30” birch frame and 400lbs test mono and 3/4” poly webbing hitch! These things are amazing, they are light and they float me high on the snow and are easy to walk in!! The hitch is a bit different than the one I use, but I think it is a bit better!!
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    3 days looking for meat...

    Spent three days in the bush with wife and daughter looking for bisons to fill the freezer, no bisons but a great time!!
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    The long paddle!!

    I started working in a long paddle for when I paddle standing, I didn’t want to buy a SUP paddle because I’m not a fan of bent shaft paddles( yes I own some and yes I’ve used them extensively in the past, just not my style of paddling anymore). So for many years I was thinking of making one for...
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    Four days, 140km of river, 1000km of driving and no moose!!

    So last week we pulled our daughter out of school for the Thursday, the Friday was a PD day and Karine had a comp day on Thursday and decided that she would skip the PD day so we went for a four day family trip on a smallish (actually 2) river five hours north of here. After a late departure in...
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    Big Y stern....

    Good day all, I am thinking of building(maybe) the “ultimate” river and lakes hunting canoe! And I need plans..... I want something at least 20’ and max 22’, it would have to be deep, minimum 18” center depth and something like 24” bow depth with a beam of 40+” and at least 38” at 4” waterline...
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    Not a canoe but a canoe none the less...

    I am going to have a look at it today!! 1974 Chestnut freighter. The boat is fiberglassed over canvas( so done right)! I was wondering how much it would be worth?? No motor but with trailer!
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    Composite gurus

    Good day all!! I have a question for the composite gurus amongst us!! On my ww paddles I laid carbon fibre Indes S-glass on both face, but I was wondering if I would put carbon fibre only on one face is it would have the same or similar effect in terms of stiffness!! And if so would it be better...
  8. Canotrouge

    Some sewing...

    The CRCO fire box needed a new case/cover and while I was at it I made it stronger nicer and smarter with carry hassle and daisy chain to secure it in the boat!! i know they won’t be in order but here are some pictures:rolleyes:
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    Copying a hull.....

    Good day, I would like to know how to copy an existing hull to then modified( shrink it a little where I think it need to shrink...) to then make stations and sting back an build a boat?!?! if that make any sense!!:D
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    Knife...

    So this showed up in the mail today, a gift from a friend, used but in really good condition and razor sharp(the guy compete in the planing contest at Kez Japan) I read about these knifes d always thought it would be nice to have one.... now I do!! Fallkniven F1 laminated VG10 steel!! It is a...
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    Go have a look

    Go have a look on that Facebook page( I don't think you need to be a facebooker to access)...
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    Pinawa Manitoba

    Is there anyone on here that lives in Pinawa Manitoba?
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    Axe handle

    So today I made a new axe handle for a small Wetterling pound and a half head I had laying around, I made it a bit longer than what it came with originally, 24” seams like the perfect length for me!! I really like those small heads, they are a better all around axe head than the GB Scandinavian...
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    Not my stuff but good stuff at a good price!

    https://www.mec.ca/en/gearswap/post/648135 https://www.mec.ca/en/gearswap/post/648021
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    Trapper Nelson Indian pack boards

    A client came home a few months ago asking me if I could fix his old pack boards.... I told him I would look anthem and let hm know!! After inspections, I don't think it was worth fixing making one by using parts of two frames and I would have had to make the cross pieces anyway... So I decided...
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    Canoes and guns...

    We've bene talking about canoes and guns and hunting from canoes and what guns etc etc... I have a favorite moose canoe hunting rifle and it is my Ruger #1 international in 30-06, I love that riffle a lot, got me a few moose since I have it, but this year my dad gave me his old Browning BAR...
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    9 days turned into 4...

    Well we packed 9 days worth of food, but got lucky and hate only 4 days worth of it... Went out for a hunting by canoe trip, left on friday morning, 3 guys, 3 tandem canoes, one Snowtrekker tent, a lot of trad gear and not so trad, no camp stove(gas stove that is) but a fire box and a Kelly...
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    4 days 6 people one moose

    So for the long weekend we decided to go for a short lake base camp canoe trip with the family, that would be me my wife my 11 years old daughter, my wife sister her husband and there 12years hold daughter. We picked a lake I know really well since I go hunting moose there every fall for the...
  19. Canotrouge

    Soloing a tandem canoe....

    Soloing a tandem canoe in class II-III water... This is a 16 foot Composite Creation Expedition soloed from the bow seat going down a class II-III section on a local run. That rapid is a bid "S" shape, there is an Island in the middle at the top that offer lots of possibilities for different...
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    8 turned into 4...

    So we were supposed to be gone for 7-8 days, got home tonight after for amazing days with the best weather ever, good exploration, good company, great tent, a meet in the freezer.... real trip report to follow when I figure out how to transfer my photos from my phone to the computer....
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