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Copper Air Tanks For Buoyancy

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by robert malin, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. robert malin

    robert malin Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Does anyone have any experience with copper air tanks? My Peterborough rowing skiff came with two. One forward and one aft. I just saw one in " the Adirondack guideboat" an new book by Stephen B.Sulavik. it was in the bow of a guideboat. My tanks are removable, I didn't put them in when it was restored.
     
  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Robert,
    I have no experience worth using watercraft with copper flotation tanks, but I restored a 1925 20’ Old Town with a 2 cylinder Evinrude inboard that had tanks fore and aft. I’d say it’s your choice to use them or not...
     

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  3. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Sorry about the upside down photo...it does that to me, even though right side up when selecting it.
    Maybe webmaster can turn it the correct way..?
     
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    robert malin

    robert malin Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Dave, I hope you post pictures when your boat is completed. Looks like a beauty!
     
  5. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Completed a couple years ago.
     

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  6. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Sorry again for the upside down photos.
    Don’t know why that happens.
    Maybe Dan Miller can fix them.
     

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    robert malin

    robert malin Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Dave. Wonderful canoe, great job
     

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