Sailing OTCA for auction at 2017 July Assembly

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by millie_sass, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. millie_sass

    millie_sass Novice canoeist

    The Three Rivers Chapter has restored a 1941 18-Foot OTCA for auction at the WCHA Assembly in July. If you want a sneak preview of what the canoe looks like, there is a video posted on the Friends of WCHA Facebook page that illustrates the restoration process of this fine canoe.

    Link to video:
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  2. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

  3. OP

    millie_sass Novice canoeist

    Don't forget that a Chapter-restored OCTA will be auctioned at the Assembly in July. The Three Rivers Chapter is pleased to offer this lovely canoe for auction, with all proceeds going to national WCHA.
    It is a 1941 18-foot OTCA; a sailing canoe.
    Here are some images of it on the water - going for a test run.
    In case this link does not work, I'll post some images directly into the Forum next week.
  4. Blott

    Blott Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Looks good Craig. How have you fixed the pulley blocks to the mast and boom? I need to do something similar on my Peterborough Rib rig

  5. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi Nick.
    Basically I made a hose clamp the proper diameter for the boom and mast out of a strip of brass. Then I made a spacer for the eye of the pully out of a piece of copper tubing, small enough to fit inside the eye and long enough so that the pulley could swing freely when the clamp bolt was tightened down.
  6. OP

    millie_sass Novice canoeist

    WCHAcanoe4auction.png A view of the 1941 OCTA on the water. This will be auctioned at the 2017 WCHA Assembly.

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