November 24th, 2018
While attending a Winter Camping Symposium at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. I saw for the first time in my life a skin on frame canoe. I was intrigued by how simple and beautiful it looked. Having made a lot of my own back country camping gear I knew that it was a project I wanted to undertake. I quickly stumbled upon Brian and Cape Falcon Kayak during my initial research. By the second or third YouTube video I was convinced, this was how I wanted to make my SOF Canoe. The day after that Winter Camping Symposium my 15 year old son was admitted to Sick Kids Hospital to undergo spinal surgery to remove part of a tumor from his spine. He and I stayed in the hospital until February 14th, when he had regained his strength to come back home.
April 23rd, 2019
I placed the order for the “Skin-on-Frame Canoe Building Course and Plans (BETA version)” and binged watched every video. I wanted to start the project as soon as possible but not until I had watched every video. There were parts in the videos where I thought to myself “am I going to be able to do this?”, Brian video were great and gave me the confidence that I could do it. There was only one thing in my way of beginning the build, I needed to clear out half of my two car garage in order to make room for the build.
July 8th, 2019
July 15th, 2019
Watch me launch my canoe live for the first time July 15th, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST
Although my canoe is now finished I will be back here to blog my experience from beginning to end.
Hope you can join in the fun, what could go wrong while live filming.