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How To Build an 8 Pound Canoe

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It is easier than you may think to build a beautiful, light and very agile canoe with just some basic building materials and tools.

Pretty much anyone can build one of these canoes made of oak, pine and dacron. It really only requires some basic tools. This design,  provided by the Homestead Craftsman, is extremely light giving it a lot of agility in the water.  Weighing in at just 8 pounds, it is easy to carry and transport. It is also just a nice looking boat.

If you live near a river, stream or lake, this is definately a project to consider.

The video below provides a very nice, concise step-by-step explanation of how you can build one of these for yourself. It is definitely worth watching both to learn about canoe design and, if you are so inclined, to have a process to make one of your own. Take a look!

Source: YouTube/Homestead Craftsman

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