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Floor rack hold downs

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Fitz, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Does anyone have a photo handy of the blocks that are used to secure the floor rack in Old Town canoes? Also, how many are used in an 18 foot canoe?

    I can wing it and come up with something, but a photo would refresh my memory.

    Thanks in advance.

    Fitz
     
  2. Brly

    Brly Curious about Wooden Canoes

    This is all I have right now. I could get any photo you need, but I'll be out of town for a couple days. 3 "lugs". This is an 18' Otca.
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  3. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I just finished these, and I know there original . Everything on this canoe was never messed with. 1930 HW model 17 feet and there's 3 not counting the two on the end of the stems. 1 1/2'' x 3/4 IMG_4080.JPG IMG_4081.JPG
     
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  4. OP
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    Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Awesome! Thank you, Folks!
     
  5. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    I am pretty sure the blocks are just scrap floor rack spruce, and the turnbuckles are scrap stem band.
     
  6. OP
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    Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Yes Dan, that makes sense. I just didn't have one to look at and the photos refreshed my memory nicely. For some reason, I was thinking rib scraps many have been used, but I suspect that wouldn't hold the rack down tightly, so spruce scraps it is. I will proceed from here. Thanks again!

    Fitz
     

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