“The 72″” E.M. White Guide wood strip canoe kit is really a big model! Pictures taken of it in the water are hard to tell if it is a model or the full size canoe! The 72″” is one of the E.M. White Guide canoe series that we offer. All of the E.M. Guide series have gone through many changes and vast improvements over the years, ending up with an easier to build, more accurate and feature packed canoe kit. Each kits has the CNC cut forms, labeled to go into the machine cut strong back, creating the form of a canoe that you glue wood strips over, creating a life like canoe. The great thing about our kits is that they are very forgiving. Accuracy is not required and only basic hand tools is needed. It is almost impossible to not end up with a gorgeous canoe. After your hull is completely stripped and the glue is dry, sand it smooth, then pop it off the forms and finish the inside, adding your deck caps, toe rails, ribs, seats, ribbing, along with stem laminates and copper stem guards. The pine ribbing is as realistic as it gets and very easy and fun to work by soaking the ribs in hot water, then gently bend and form to the hull. Let dry and glue in place.
The Red Cedar Deluxe is our best kit for this size with all the extras that we used to offer as options. Plus this kit, only here, will include the large adjustable wall or table mount which can be finished with varnish or poly, giving you a place to put a plaque or label with your name or dedication.
We do recommend that the 72″” canoe get a coat of reinforcing epoxy & 3 oz cloth to ensure a long life that will be unaffected by changes of the weather from winter to summer, plus makes it very durable and strong from dropping or mishandling. The Epoxy & 3 oz cloth kit are sold separately. Included is an older DVD , “”How to build the 72″” wood strip canoe””, which will soon be replaced with a newer version. We are very proud of the 72″” wood strip canoe model. Hundreds have been built with many proud and happy builders showing off their pride and joy. An heirloom that will last and handed down for generations. There’s also a LED Flood Light kit available which turns your model canoe into a real “”canoe chandelier””! Hang from the ceiling over your dining table, bar or pool table. The 72″” canoe model is a real beauty! You’ll feel like you’re actually building the real thing! Start on your adventure today! As with all of our kits, if you are not happy with your kit once you receive it for any reason, send it back to us for a full refund.(Buyer pays return shipping)”