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Don't think I can fix it.

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by sjmoore69, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. sjmoore69

    sjmoore69 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I saw this under a building and had to look. I don't have the experience to undertake such a project. Would this be better off hanging from the rafters?
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    steve
     
  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    It's hard to tell just how much needs to be done on this canoe from the photos, but I would guess, based on your earlier posts on the stripper you built, that repair/restoration of this canoe is well within your abilities.

    Before making any decision about whether and how to repair or restore a canoe, you would do well to get, or at least look at -- "The Wood and Canvas Canoe: A Complete Guide to its History, Construction, Restoration, and Maintenance" by Rollin Thurlow and Jerry Stelmok, and/or "Building the Maine Guide Canoe" by Jerry Stelmok.

    The first is often called the "bible" of canoe repair, restoration, and maintenance; the second is an excellent study of the wooden/canvas canoe and its construction.

    The woodworking/boatbuilding techniques used for a wood/canvas canoe are different than those used for a stripper -- but not necessarily more difficult.

    The canoe appears to be a good fixer-upper project, and should not be left to merely hang, unused, from the rafters of a barn or crawl space. My 2 cents.

    Greg
     

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