How hard is it to build a canoe? I have some pretty decent mechanical skills. I used to a be a plumber and have had experience as machinist. I have the room the build a canoe at a relatives. It is not climate controlled though.
Do you need to have the area your working in a certain temperature when working with the molding and epoxy/resins when coating the canoe?
If any one could would you explain the basics to me and what would be need to build my own canoe? Wood, fabric, epoxy, and tools?
If I dont end up just buying a used one I would like to build something in the 17-18ft that would be light enough to portage in the BWCA but still have a decent weight capacity. Mainly it will be used for fishing rivers and lakes but I am close enough to the BWCA that I would like to make a portaging trip yearly. Thanks for any information.