Klickitat Canoe - the Homecoming
May 8, 2018
One coworker said he had a canoe he wanted to get rid of. Second
coworker wanted it, but he is in the process of buying a house and
can't take possession. I like canoes, and said I'd take it, diddle
around with it, then let second coworker have it when his house
deal goes through.
I'm not sure I like this design. It seems to be asymmetrical, meaning
the canoe is intended to travel in one direction (the front seat
would be the one on the right side of the picture. While this sounds
like a good idea, it means you cannot (easily) paddle the canoe
solo. Face it, folks: It's hard enough to get time to go paddling
yourself - synching schedules with another person is exponentially
harder. A greater sin (in my opinion) is the lack of a center thwart
- the canoe cannot be carried (easily) by one person.
Beyond a general cleaning she'll need a little work. No problem
- I remember how to do that.
The surface scum comes off fairly easily. Just a little water and
elbow grease. Half and half here.
Scrubbing the insides is harder, but the whole thing was clean
in less than an hour. I have to add a center thwart or the boat
is useless to me. I might as well remove the other two thwarts as
they are just in the way and deadweight. These are fundamental design
changes - something I am generally against. "Needs Must"