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Pictures of my canoe

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Ric, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Ric

    Ric Curious about Wooden Canoes

    7628CDFB-B7F5-4394-9F99-97BFA50090BB.jpeg CE3F9AA6-E224-4DDD-8D5F-12D984E4D89F.jpeg 8BE01F2F-4A83-4ECD-8B35-5AF0A966EA7C.jpeg 03B173D7-B0A8-41CA-A3E5-A0735D9BCE8E.jpeg 68E20F9D-F27A-4291-8101-31F721B5E5B0.jpeg 1919 Old Town 16’ OTCA #53873
    She’s been well used but taken care of. Quite solid. A few lateral cracks in the cedar planking, a few repaired planks. All ribs look to be original. One small lateral crack. Two look to be gnawed on by something. Outer gunwale replaced with walnut at some point except 2’ from either end. Ends repaired. All screws replaced with brass Phillips with 1/2 being stripped out. Canvas (Despite the terrible color) is in pretty good condition being replaced in 2015. Seats need to be recaned and not sure if they or thwarts are original. Look to be oak instead of maple. Portage yoke works great! I washed the interior with Murphy’s oil soap and a stiff nylon brush. Lightened it up but it’s still pretty dark, being stained dark years ago.
     

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  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    It’s a paddler as is. Go use it.
    If it were mine, I’d do a complete restoration.
    But, that’s what I do....
    New outer gunwales repair or replace the inner gunwales. New decks(available from Island Falls Canoe), stripped, new varnish, new cane, new canvas, and new color.
    It’s a lot of work, but very satisfying. we are here for you if you need us!
     
  3. johnmetts

    johnmetts Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    It is a beauty. I agree with Dave, but maybe a compromise. Paddle for the summer and restore her over the winter. (you could do a cheap paint job for the summer to spare the fish and turtles the shock of that purple.)
     
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