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9/23/14 - Fall Colors

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:28pm

9/23/14 - We are having perfect Indian summer weather, with brilliant red maples and golden birch set against a background of evergreens and cedar. - Peter

The Honeymoon Trail has some of the best local fall colors.

This afternoon I hiked to the summit of Eagle Mountain (the highest point in Minnesota) for a breathtaking view.

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9/21/14 - Spruce Roots at Gunflint Tavern

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 9:08am

9/21/14 - Last night our local band The Spruce Roots treated us to a homegrown concert at the Gunflint Tavern in Grand Marais. Good company, good music, good food, and good beer - what could be better? - Peter

Jim Elverhoy on the harmonica, our very own Bill Hansen on the dobro, former crewmember Eric Frost on the guitar, and the amazing Jessa Frost with the fiddle.

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9/20/14 - Joe Daniels, Peace Corps member

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 1:51pm

9/20/14 - Joe Daniels, Peace Corps member and former Sawbill crew member, sent us this picture rocking a classic Sawbill t-shirt at the rim of an active volcano in Nicaragua.

Joe Daniels relaxing on the edge of the abyss in his stylish Sawbill t-shirt.

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9/18/14 - Used Equipment Sale

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:13pm

9/18/14 - It is the end of the season, which means that it is time to phase out some of our older but still perfectly useful equipment. We now have a large assortment of lifejackets, packs, tents, and miscellaneous gear for sale at our online store.

As for used canoes, we know that many of you are anxiously waiting for our annual canoe sale. Don't worry, we are hard at work prepping the sale canoes and will post them online in the coming weeks once they are ready! - Peter

Electric shears are handy for cutting out a new skid plate for one of the Wenonah Minnesota II sale canoes.

Here I am using a popsicle stick to saturate the skid plate with epoxy. All of those air pockets need to be worked out!

Once the skid plate is ready, I gently lay it in place to protect the stern of the canoe.

A gouge in the bow gets filled with kevlar paste. Any excess can be sanded off after it dries.

All done! Once these repairs have dried, we will recoat the hull with a fresh layer of epoxy and post it online for sale.

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