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Front seat height on a Veazie

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Howie, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    The front seat in my circa 1905 Veazie came with no spacers - it was snug against the rails. I'm wondering if this was common for Morris or Veazie.

    The front seat bolts are shortish and could accommodate space maybe a 1/4" spacer at most. The bolts appear to be original - they are the type that are bent into an L shape and captured in a pocket in the rail and were a little difficult to remove. But I know that someone before me had worked on the canoe at one time - I suppose he might have replaced the bolts and removed the spacers... but why? I should add that the rail caps didn't look like they had been removed.
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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    All of the canoes shown in the Veazie catalog at https://www.mainememory.net/media/pdf/36183.pdf appear to have the bow seats bolted directly to the rails without any drops. The one shown at http://www.wcha.org/content/historically-significant-1905-morris-veazie-canoe has drops but it has been restored. There are many Morris catalogs (and the Veazie one) available from http://www.wcha.org/store/historic-wood-canoe-and-boat-company-catalog-collection if you want to research this further.

    Benson
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2019
  3. OP
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    Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Ha! I bought the catalogue (as per your suggestion in an earlier Thread) but hadn't noticed the seat heights in the pics. Thanks for the info.
     

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