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Goldenbadger
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11/18/2019 11:36AM
I’m looking for an image/map of Knife Lake that shows just Knife without any of the surrounding lakes and other stuff. Something very similar to this image of Saganaga. I’m trying to find something that shows good detail, including islands. Topography and bathometry would be great. I’m having a canoe built and want the image lain into the floor of the canoe. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
 
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11/18/2019 01:17PM
knife lake

I don't know if you're looking for an actual picture or depth maps like these.
 
Goldenbadger
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11/18/2019 02:25PM
For some reason my photo isn’t loading properly. What I attached looks nothing like what’s showing up. I’ll try again.
 
Goldenbadger
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11/18/2019 02:38PM
I can’t get photos to load properly. They’re really messed up. But if you go to this amazon link, you’ll see the type of image I’m looking for of Knife Lake. It doesn’t need to be exactly this, but something similar. Map
 
Goldenbadger
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11/18/2019 02:44PM
mcsweem: " knife lake

I don't know if you're looking for an actual picture or depth maps like these. "

I’m looking for something showing just Knife Lake alone. Like in the link above.
 
AmarilloJim
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11/18/2019 02:48PM
I would think any graphic design company could do that for you. Maybe approach the local HS graphic design teacher for a class project.
 
11/18/2019 02:59PM
How do you plan to use it, ie. decoration or function? I recall someone published single lake topography maps on about 7x10 while plastic sheets a few years ago, but have not seen them for awhile.
 
Goldenbadger
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11/18/2019 05:10PM
bhouse46: "How do you plan to use it, ie. decoration or function? I recall someone published single lake topography maps on about 7x10 while plastic sheets a few years ago, but have not seen them for awhile. "


It’s going on the bottom of my new canoe. Like the photos here.
 
Goldenbadger
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11/18/2019 05:13PM
bhouse46: "How do you plan to use it, ie. decoration or function? I recall someone published single lake topography maps on about 7x10 while plastic sheets a few years ago, but have not seen them for awhile. "

I have some of those. But they show extra stuff around the lake in question and Knife takes up at least two different plastic sheets. I only have the south arm.
 
WHendrix
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11/18/2019 08:16PM
If I were dong this I would contact some of the map companies. I would think that one or all of them might produce their maps digitally and would be able pull out a single lake and produce a map of appropriate size.
 
Goldenbadger
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11/18/2019 11:15PM
WHendrix: "If I were dong this I would contact some of the map companies. I would think that one or all of them might produce their maps digitally and would be able pull out a single lake and produce a map of appropriate size."

That’s a great idea!
 
11/19/2019 02:43PM
You could print an image from Google Earth. Spend some time trimming it to just the lake, and visit a printshop to enlarge, print it out.

I could probably do the same with Garmin Basecamp and a Sat/aerial Birdseye subscription.
CalTopo Has a lot of map options.

butthead
 
Duckman
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11/19/2019 03:43PM
That Frost River canoe is one of the coolest things I've ever seen...
 
11/19/2019 05:45PM
Is that a Stewart River? Merrimack?
 
Goldenbadger
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11/19/2019 06:41PM
Duckman: "That Frost River canoe is one of the coolest things I've ever seen..."

I agree. But Knife Lake holds a special place in my heart. So that’s what I’m shooting for.
 
Goldenbadger
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11/19/2019 06:42PM
nctry: "Is that a Stewart River? Merrimack? "

Merrimack. They’re starting the build of my Osprey this week.
 
Goldenbadger
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11/19/2019 06:43PM
If I don’t get a Knife Lake image figured out I think I might go with a big compass.
 
11/19/2019 08:03PM
Are you looking at Stewart River? Merrimack?
 
Goldenbadger
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11/19/2019 08:14PM
nctry: "Are you looking at Stewart River? Merrimack?"

Merrimack.
 
11/19/2019 08:17PM
Goldenbadger: "nctry: "Are you looking at Stewart River? Merrimack?"
Merrimack. "

You must not have liked your shipping charge from knife river on your bookshelf... haha.
 
treehorn
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11/20/2019 03:46PM

How's this?
 
11/22/2019 04:18AM
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How's this?"

Her canoe is already going to be too pretty to paddle... that might put it over the top.
 
11/22/2019 07:01AM
Treehorn may have provided just what you need.

If not, I would suggest contacting lakeart.com. They do the outlines of lakes in wood. I don't know if they would provide you with a map or an image that would work, but it might be worth talking to them. I had them do a relief map of the little lake where we have our lake cottage and it is beautiful.

 
Goldenbadger
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11/22/2019 07:14AM
treehorn: "
How's this?"

I think that’ll work! Thank you!
 
Goldenbadger
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11/22/2019 07:15AM
nctry: "Goldenbadger: "nctry: "Are you looking at Stewart River? Merrimack?"
Merrimack. "

You must not of liked your shipping charge from knife river on your bookshelf... haha."

Lol. No issues with that shipping charge! But I absolutely fell in love with the Osprey from Merrimack.
 
Goldenbadger
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11/22/2019 07:16AM
nctry: "treehorn: "
How's this?"

Her canoe is already going to be too pretty to paddle... that might put it over the top."

Oh, it’ll be paddled! Too pretty not to paddle!
 
Abbey
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05/13/2020 10:39PM
How did this canoe turn out?
I have a Merrimack Traveler on order, and I can’t wait until it gets built. I’m having their compass design added. I love the idea of a lake, but I don’t know how I would narrow it down to just one lake.
 
Goldenbadger
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05/14/2020 09:48AM
Abbey: "How did this canoe turn out?
I have a Merrimack Traveler on order, and I can’t wait until it gets built. I’m having their compass design added. I love the idea of a lake, but I don’t know how I would narrow it down to just one lake. "

I decided not to go with a lake image. I decided I didn’t really like how knife Lake would lay out in the canoe. I ended up going with a compass. I added my own touch to it by having them put my dog’s paw print in the middle of it. It turned out amazing.






 
Duckman
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05/14/2020 10:39AM
That is awesome.
 
Goldenbadger
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05/14/2020 11:44AM
Abbey: "How did this canoe turn out?
I have a Merrimack Traveler on order, and I can’t wait until it gets built. I’m having their compass design added. I love the idea of a lake, but I don’t know how I would narrow it down to just one lake. "

I forgot a side view. And also one on the water with my sidekicks Bear and Willow.



 
Goldenbadger
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05/14/2020 11:52AM
Duckman: "That is awesome."
Thank you. The folks at Merrimack are fine craftsmen.
 
giddyup
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05/14/2020 12:10PM
The canoe AND your dogs are gorgeous! Can you tell me more about your canoe trailer?
 
05/14/2020 01:25PM
That turned out awesome! Thanks for sharing the pics with us.
 
Goldenbadger
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05/14/2020 01:37PM
giddyup: "The canoe AND your dogs are gorgeous! Can you tell me more about your canoe trailer? "
Thank you. The trailer is a Shorlandr. The model is SLB10TL so it’s a bunk trailer. The model number doesn’t match the weight stated on their website. According to model number, it has a 1000 lb capacity, but according to their website and our purchase paperwork, it’s 1200 lb. Long tongue. It’s for boats 13’11” - 15’11”. My canoe is only 13’ and it fits just fine on there.

A 1,000/1,200 lb capacity is a bit of overkill for a little canoe, but we also have a small boat we can throw on there. They make a 700 lb model that would work just fine, but it may have smaller wheels, not sure. I’m short and my car is tall. It’s much easier than trying to hoist it on the roof by myself, and it's very bouncy going down the highway with very little weight on the trailer.

We got it at Stark’s in Prairie du Chien, WI.
 
Jackfish
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05/15/2020 08:32AM
Goldenbadger, nice to see another BWCA.commer from the Driftless area. I'm originally from Crawford County, about 25 miles north of PdC.
 
BearBurrito
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05/15/2020 09:15AM
That is a beautiful boat! Thanks for sharing it.
 
Goldenbadger
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05/15/2020 10:21AM
Jackfish: "Goldenbadger, nice to see another BWCA.commer from the Driftless area. I'm originally from Crawford County, about 25 miles north of PdC."
Jackfish, I had no idea you were a Driftless native! I live in Chaseburg, just a bit SE of La Crosse. Do you ever make it back down here? There’s some great paddling here.
 
Goldenbadger
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05/15/2020 10:23AM
BearBurrito: "That is a beautiful boat! Thanks for sharing it."
Thank you and you’re welcome!
 
Jackfish
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05/15/2020 11:46AM
Goldenbadger: "Jackfish, I had no idea you were a Driftless native! I live in Chaseburg, just a bit SE of La Crosse. Do you ever make it back down here? There’s some great paddling here."
Yes, we still get down to see my mom as often as we can. We've also paddled the Kickapoo and the Wisconsin.

It's still home to me, even though I've lived in the Green Bay / Appleton area for almost 30 years.
 
giddyup
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05/15/2020 03:56PM
Thank you for the trailer information, Goldenbadger!
 
Abbey
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05/19/2020 07:54PM
That canoe looks awesome! Now I’m even more antsy to pick mine up. Should be done in about a month.

I was going to ask about how you transport, but the trailer answers that. I have a Space Trailer with bars, so basically like car top bars. Wasn’t sure how to best protect the wood gunwales. I’ll need to do some research....guessing it’s discussed somewhere on this website.
 
Goldenbadger
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05/19/2020 10:11PM
Abbey: "That canoe looks awesome! Now I’m even more antsy to pick mine up. Should be done in about a month.


I was going to ask about how you transport, but the trailer answers that. I have a Space Trailer with bars, so basically like car top bars. Wasn’t sure how to best protect the wood gunwales. I’ll need to do some research....guessing it’s discussed somewhere on this website. "


You could try pool noodles or foam pipe insulation on the crossbars. You could either duct tape them on our use zip ties.

Post pics of yours here when you get it! Are you going there to pick it up or are they shipping it to you? They have a couple beautiful shop dogs you have to say hi to if you go there.
 
BWPaddler
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05/21/2020 07:42PM
I just want to say wow. That is truly a work of art. You can be happy just staring at it or paddling it!
 
analyzer
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05/23/2020 08:49AM
Beautiful canoe!!

 
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