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    1. Announcements

      Official WCHA announcements, website changes, etc.
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    2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

      The most common questions about old wooden canoes are answered in this section of the forums.
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    3. Guestbook

      Please feel free to tell us a little about yourself or simply sign our guestbook here.
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      Latest: New Member, NW Indiana J.C.Molburg, Feb 18, 2019 at 5:11 PM
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  1. Maintenance and Construction

    Care and feeding of your wooden canoe.
    1. Wood and Canvas

      Canoes with wood rib and plank construction, (usually) covered in canvas.
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      Latest: Cutting The Planking J.C.Molburg, Feb 18, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    2. Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft

      Canoes made the way native peoples made them all around the world.
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      Latest: So Many Times C Crosby, Oct 18, 2018
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    3. Traditional All-Wood Construction

      Discussion of canoes built using lapstrake, wide-board, traditional cedar strip, cedar rib, and other all wood construction techniques.
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      Latest: Peterborough Model 70 Serial 7709 Cedar Board Doug, Feb 12, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    4. Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite

      Discuss strippers (wood strip and fiberglass), stitch-and-glue and other techniques combining wood and modern chemistry in this forum.
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      Latest: Canoe craft DVD? Rob Stevens, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    5. Miscellaneous

      Any other wooden canoe related construction, maintenance, and repair issues that might not easily fit into the above categories.
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      Latest: Clinching Iron Dave Osborn, Feb 14, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    6. Scale and Miniature Canoe Models

      All aspects of model canoes, from collection to construction and practically anything in between
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      Latest: Another Ebay Scam To Avoid Todd Bradshaw, Feb 12, 2019 at 1:50 AM
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    7. Paddles and Paddle Making

      Discuss the fine art of paddles - how to make one and/or how to use one.
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    8. Tips and Tricks

      Sharing things that make building, maintaining, or using your wooden canoe easier.
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      Latest: Attaching A Skid Plate Jim Dodd, Oct 9, 2018
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  2. Research

    The forums that focus on questions about the past.
    1. Research and History

      What is that canoe anyway? When was that builder in business? What ever happened to...?
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      Latest: Canadian Canoe Museum gets a boost Pook, Feb 12, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    2. Serial Number Search

      Post a request for serial number information from the electronic archives.
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    3. Canoe Photo Index

      Photographic reference index of wooden canoes. Add a canoe if it is substantially different from the ones here.
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  3. WCHA Business

    The forums that focus on questions about the organization.
    1. General WCHA Business

      Discussions of other WCHA business not covered by the forums below.
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      Latest: Social Media Images Benson Gray, Jan 17, 2019
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    2. Annual Assembly

      Here's a place to discuss the Annual Assembly - before, during or after the event itself!
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    3. Wooden Canoe Journal

      Discussions of specific articles, features, wish lists or other items related to Wooden Canoe, journal of the WCHA.

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      Latest: Issue 203 Dave Osborn, Feb 24, 2018
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    4. Chapter Happenings

      WCHA Regional Chapter members may post activities and information in these pages.
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      Latest: Norumbega Chapter Winter Meeting! Fitz, Feb 16, 2019 at 1:51 PM
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    5. WCHA Website Suggestions

      If you have questions, problems, or simply suggestions for the WCHA website, please feel free to make them here.
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      Latest: Classified A\ads MGC, Oct 8, 2018
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  4. General Topics

    The forums that focus on questions about everything else related to wooden canoes.
    1. Open Forum

      If you don't find your topic anywhere else, post it here. As long as it's remotely related to wooden canoes.
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      Latest: Old Town Boats Dave Osborn, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:43 PM
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    2. Canoe Sailing

      Let the wind power your canoe, and discuss it here.
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    3. Places to Paddle

      If you took a great trip, tell us about it here. If you have questions about where to go, ask them here.
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    4. Books, Videos, and the Like

      Read a good book lately, or seen a good video? There is a lot of great literature and media about wooden canoes, and this is the place to review and discuss it.
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      Latest: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Fitz, Dec 7, 2018
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    5. Travel Registry

      Need assistance moving a canoe from Point A to Point B? Post it here - maybe someone can help move it along.
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  5. Other Small Craft

    Folks into wooden canoes often enjoy other types of watercraft - here is a place to discuss them.
    1. Adirondack Guideboats

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      Latest: Wood for guide boat ribs Gary Jacuk, Feb 17, 2019 at 5:51 PM
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    2. Miscellaneous Small Craft

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      Latest: Another kayak question mccloud, Oct 28, 2017
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  6. WCHA KnowledgeBase

    The WCHA KnowledgeBase is a wiki style repository for gathering together in one place the collective knowledge of our members on wood canoe history, construction, restoration and more.
    1. KnowledgeBase Welcome

      An introduction to the WCHA KnowledgeBase, along with guidelines for using and contributing.
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    2. Wood Canoe Basics

      An introduction to the wooden canoe.
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      Latest: The Wide Board Canoe Treewater, Nov 15, 2016
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    3. Wood Canoe Manufacturers

      This is the place to collect information about the manufacturers and builders of wooden canoes.
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    4. Build and Restore

      Articles of interest to those who are building or restoring their wooden canoes.
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      Latest: Epoxy Questions MGC, Dec 29, 2016
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