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No 3. (Summer 1953)
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HINTS FOR THE SAILOR

1

Do not leave the canoe in the sun—it will buckle and crack.

2

The sail should be about midway between the bow and centre seat. In Figure 3 the front seat is actually too close to the bow end.

3

If balanced correctly, the bow of the canoe will not touch the water.

4

Use the rito for the body of the canoe, as it is more flexible, and not likely to crack when handled.

5

If you study the diagrams you will find that the centre seat should be slightly longer than the other two.

6

You may streamline the cuts and shape of your canoe as much as possible, as this all assists with its speed.

S. M. Mead

NB. FOR BETTER LEVERAGE FIBRE FOR KEEPING SAIL UPRIGHT SHOULD BE TIED TO SEAT NEAREST STERN. SEATS WILL BE BETTER OF WOOD.

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THE FINISHED FLAX CANOE