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What happened here?!

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by ddewees, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. ddewees

    ddewees Woodworker

    At the risk of starting a thread on "wackiest canoe repairs", I submit the attached photo of a '40's - '50's vintage Peterborough "Otonobee", in need of a little work. Actually, there's little wrong with it except that 4" hole clean through the stern. Anybody seen anything like it? (Hint: it was not caused by cannon shot.)

    Don in Vermont
     
  2. cbntmkr

    cbntmkr Canoeist, Scouter

    Where is the picture??
     
  3. OP
    OP
    ddewees

    ddewees Woodworker

    Sorry about that. I'll try again to upload the photo.
    Don
     
  4. OP
    OP
    ddewees

    ddewees Woodworker

    Not having any luck with the attachment. I'll talk to webmasters and figure it out.
    Don
     
  5. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Don,

    What format is the picture and how big is it? If you still have trouble, email it to me at drgonfly@nycap.rr.com and I will try to sort it out...
     
  6. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Here is Don's Photo.

    If I didn't know better, I'd think Jack Aubrey or Cap'n Black Bill Whalen was in the neighborhood....

    Cheers,
    Dan
     

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  7. Ray Irons

    Ray Irons Paddler WCHA #7610

    All ready for the new M1 A1 Bow Thruster!!
    Ray
     
  8. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck Woodworker

    Painter Hole...

    I think it's a painter hole for really large rope...
     
  9. OP
    OP
    ddewees

    ddewees Woodworker

    Thanks, Dan, for getting the photo up. I like the bow thruster idea - very handy for windy days - but do you think the hole is too high?
    Don
     
  10. ken mueller

    ken mueller Canton, Ohio

    Might be for a pair of headlights for night rides... or maybe he watched "The African Queen" one too many times
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2004
  11. ken mueller

    ken mueller Canton, Ohio

    Or maybe the guy watched "African Queen" one too many times
     
  12. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Don't mess with my daughter !

    Could be a close encounter with a 12 guage shot gun .
     
  13. dboles

    dboles LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Its a Huron and somebody liked the Indian head decal -took it all when they removed Same.
     
  14. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    No way

    Hurons aren't that loved , in fact they aren't loved at all . Have you seen what bird shot does to wood at close range ?
     
  15. Larry Meyer

    Larry Meyer Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Good answers. It took me a second to get the African Queen joke though. Its maybe the best. This post and photo is a definite nomination for inclusion in Wooden Canoe.
     
  16. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Cannonball?
     
  17. Larry Bowers

    Larry Bowers yellow cedar manipulator

    Porcupine,,,, hope he remembered to spit out the tacks????
     
  18. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    maybe this

    A port hole for a cuddy cabin about too be added .
     
  19. OP
    OP
    ddewees

    ddewees Woodworker

    The real story...

    OK, enough of this. Larry B came closest to what I was told by the owner of the canoe (not that the rest of you were trying very hard) about what really happened. Mice built a nest in the stern of the overturned canoe during storage. I guess they got hungry and ate the walls of their house, or maybe wanted a view. Anyway, its all history now, as the repairs are about to disappear under a new canvas skin. Thanks for joining in the chuckles.
    Don in Vermont
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2004
  20. David McDaniel

    David McDaniel Canoe Dude

    Maybe a WOODCHUCK ?
    No offence, Joe !!!
     

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