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To convert the rough cast canoe to a finished product the demolded canoe must be sanded down to remove imperfections caused by the mold. The canoe is then sanded until smooth to reduce drag in the water. A graphic design for the canoe is created and then stained onto the canoe using acid-based stains, multiple layers are used to create bold colours. Finally the canoe is sealed and completed.


Each year, the UofT Concrete Canoe design team design, test, and construct our own canoe and pit it against other universities in national competitions.

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