Cedar and glass fabric-epoxy
Our Emiel’s Special freestyle canoe is built with western red cedar and details in ayous and laminated with glass fabric and epoxy with added graphite powder. The laminate ensures that the wood is sandwiched and never comes into contact with water. In addition, it provides extreme stiffness which makes the canoe very efficient to be paddled. The Emiel’s Special freestyle canoe is polished and buffed. The graphite in the epoxy is an excellent UV-blocker.
Solid ash for the outfitting
The gunwales, seat, decks and thwarts are made of ash and walnut. Ash and walnut are hard, very flexible and relatively light. Because the ash parts of the canoe suffer the most they are coated with double boiled linseed oil to keep them flexible and in good shape. The outwales are screwed to make replacement easy. All screws and bolts are stainless steel.