new canoe house

JAG009

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My canoe had been stored at a mates garage for some time ,which was fine, but thought it would be better at home, so rejigged the garden and made it a new home ,so no more do I have to head to mates garage for my canoe .
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mousey

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I'm impressed that the space between the house and shed just happens to be the right length for the canoe to fit - or was the shed placed in that position on purpose?

very neat looking.
 

JAG009

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I'm impressed that the space between the house and shed just happens to be the right length for the canoe to fit - or was the shed placed in that position on purpose?

very neat looking.

Yes , had to move and turn the shed to accommodate the canoe ,which left me 16' 6" that gives me enough room for my new canoe when I get it , you have to think ahead :D
 

JAG009

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You could just make it a bit higher and put another shelf in and have a 2 tier canoe store :)

Yeh! with a bit of jigging that could be done no probs at all , now I was going to sell my old canoe but now you have me thinking :thinkerg:
 

JAG009

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That is very smart.

Do the front panels just lift out? How are they secured at the bottom?

Yeh the front panels just lift off the are on gravity batons which is just a length of timber 95mmx40mm ripped up the middle at about 40 degrees one bit gets screwed to the panel top and bottom the other get screwed to the frame the weight of the panel holds it in place
I can put more detailed pics if you want
 

firedfromthecircus

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Yeh the front panels just lift off the are on gravity batons which is just a length of timber 95mmx40mm ripped up the middle at about 40 degrees one bit gets screwed to the panel top and bottom the other get screwed to the frame the weight of the panel holds it in place
I can put more detailed pics if you want

Cheers for that.
 
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Great work.

I was once forced to leave my canoe outdoors for three or four months and it did suffer, getting it out of the weather does help.

:)
 

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I really like that, did you use pallet wood? I don't have a canoe (yet!) but that could be great for other storage probs..


Sent from somewhere?
 

JAG009

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I really like that, did you use pallet wood? I don't have a canoe (yet!) but that could be great for other storage probs..


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No I used fencing planks, but you could do the same with pallets if you can get hold of them no probs
 

bojit

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Nice work there Jason , you could do that for a living it's that neat and well thought out :p

Craig. .....
 

JAG009

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Nice one Jason.

Which canoe are you getting next?

Cheers, Michael.

I am looking at the Old town the Camper 16 ,Old town Penobscot 16 , Wenonah Prospector 16 or the Wenonah Aurora 16 all which I still can get in Royalex and are between 26kg and 29kg ,I need the lighter canoe now as my knee is on its way out and the super tanker canoe that I have just now weighs in at 38.9kg which I can carry fine but my knee protests .. so what do you think about my choices ? and do you have any recommendations

Cheers

Jason