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Old Town SN#99325 16' OCTA

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Los Humungos Paddleos, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Tom Widney

    Tom Widney LOVES Wooden Canoes

    red cedar

    I was able to purchase red cedar planking from Eric Harman listed on the builders/supply page of this web site, for my Old Town restores, very nice stuff, he's from the west coast, hence the red cedar, as opposed to all the white on the east coast
    tom
     
  2. OP
    OP
    Los Humungos Paddleos

    Los Humungos Paddleos Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Tom. That is good info.
     
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    This type of question comes up regularly so you may want to review the messages at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=4689 and elsewhere. The exterior paint color is easy to change so most people here will encourage you to pick a color and design that you like and not worry about it too much. Many of my canoes do not have the original paint colors on them now.

    Benson
     
  4. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    "...more experince in the hobby ..." ???

    This isn't a hobby, it's a lifestyle... or an obsession, depending on who you talk to...
    ;)
     
  5. OP
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    Los Humungos Paddleos

    Los Humungos Paddleos Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Must stop...must...not get sucked in...but but but...it is sooooooo good!!! :)
     
  6. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    It's a passion... and a very healthy one at that.

    Main Entry: passion
    Part of Speech: noun
    Definition: strong emotion
    Synonyms:
    affection, affectivity, ardor, dedication, devotion, eagerness, ecstasy, excitement, feeling, fervor, fire, hurrah, intensity, joy, outburst, rapture, sentiment, spirit, warmth, zeal, zest
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Los Humungos Paddleos

    Los Humungos Paddleos Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Kathryn
    I have seen in some of your other posts that there have been some interesting discussions on the Yankee model canoe. I have used the search and man threads come up. While the posts are cool, most are for identification. What I have found is that there is sometimes some good chatter burried in these identification threads. Unfortunately, it is hard to find the chatter. Could you point me in the dirrection of the links to the threads you were referring to. Thanks a million in advance.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Los Humungos Paddleos

    Los Humungos Paddleos Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Just to keep you posted on the restore, it is coming along well. Paul and I canvased and filled it this weekend.
     
  9. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Glad the restoration is coming along well! Pictures?

    I found a few threads with chatter involving the Yankee model... not sure this is all of them, but you may want to look at Sue Audette's book "Old Town, Our First Hundred Years" for the history of OT in general.

    If any of the following discussions brings questions to mind, please ask. Generally, I'm learning right along with everyone else... we learn from each other.

    http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=1426

    http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=1967

    http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=2716

    http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=5049

    http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=631

    http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=1806

    Kathy
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Los Humungos Paddleos

    Los Humungos Paddleos Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Here is a couple of quick pictures of the canoe in the midst of the restore process. The beginning ones can be found at the beginning of the thread (for all readers who have not been following the thread to this point)

    *The first one is the repairs done to the planking
    *The second one is the canoe ready to be canvased with two coats of varnish inside
    *The third is the canoe with canvas on ready to be filled
    *The fourth and fifth ones are the canoe after 3 coats of filler

    At present, we are waiting on the filler to dry. In the mean time, I am working on the seats.

    I will post more pictures of the restore soon.

    *I have to thank Paul Miller. He has been awsome working with me on this. He is not only a great craftsman, he is great teacher as well.*
     

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  11. OP
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    Los Humungos Paddleos

    Los Humungos Paddleos Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I wanted to finally post a follow up here on my canoe project. WE ARE FINALLY DONE!!! Here are some pictures.

    Thanks Paul!

    Hup,
    Wally
     

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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
  12. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Wow!! A really nice job. But you're not quite finished -- we need to see some pictures of this canoe in its natural habitat -- when will you be relaunching?
     
  13. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Beautiful canoe! I love your color scheme, and agree with Greg that you should post a picture of this beautiful canoe on water!

    Kathy
     
  14. tnyankee

    tnyankee LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Great Job! Love the colors. It has been great watching this canoe transform back into a graceful beauty.
     
  15. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Beautiful canoe! Black and green look excellent together! Great job! Hope to see this one at the Assembly.
     

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