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Announcements

Official WCHA announcements, website changes, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The most common questions about old wooden canoes are answered in this section of the forums.
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Guestbook

Please feel free to tell us a little about yourself or simply sign our guestbook here.
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Maintenance and Construction Care and feeding of your wooden canoe.

Wood and Canvas

Canoes with wood rib and plank construction, (usually) covered in canvas.
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Birchbarks, Dugouts and Indigenous Craft

Canoes made the way native peoples made them all around the world.
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Traditional All-Wood Construction

Discussion of canoes built using lapstrake, wide-board, traditional cedar strip, cedar rib, and other all wood construction techniques.
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Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite

Discuss strippers (wood strip and fiberglass), stitch-and-glue and other techniques combining wood and modern chemistry in this forum.
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Miscellaneous

Any other wooden canoe related construction, maintenance, and repair issues that might not easily fit into the above categories.
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Scale and Miniature Canoe Models

All aspects of model canoes, from collection to construction and practically anything in between
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Paddles and Paddle Making

Discuss the fine art of paddles - how to make one and/or how to use one.
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Tips and Tricks

Sharing things that make building, maintaining, or using your wooden canoe easier.
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Research The forums that focus on questions about the past.

Research and History

What is that canoe anyway? When was that builder in business? What ever happened to...?
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Serial Number Search

Post a request for serial number information from the electronic archives.
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Canoe Photo Index

Photographic reference index of wooden canoes. Add a canoe if it is substantially different from the ones here.
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WCHA Business The forums that focus on questions about the organization.

General WCHA Business

Discussions of other WCHA business not covered by the forums below.
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Annual Assembly

Here's a place to discuss the Annual Assembly - before, during or after the event itself!
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Wooden Canoe Events

Post information about wood canoe-friendly events, including WCHA chapter events, in this forum.
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Wooden Canoe Journal

Discussions of specific articles, features, wish lists or other items related to Wooden Canoe, journal of the WCHA.

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WCHA Website Suggestions

If you have questions, problems, or simply suggestions for the WCHA website, please feel free to make them here.
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General Topics The forums that focus on questions about everything else related to wooden canoes.

Open Forum

If you don't find your topic anywhere else, post it here. As long as it's remotely related to wooden canoes.
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Canoe Sailing

Let the wind power your canoe, and discuss it here.
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Places to Paddle

If you took a great trip, tell us about it here. If you have questions about where to go, ask them here.
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Books, Videos, and the Like

Read a good book lately, or seen a good video? There is a lot of great literature and media about wooden canoes, and this is the place to review and discuss it.
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Travel Registry

Need assistance moving a canoe from Point A to Point B? Post it here - maybe someone can help move it along.
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Other Small Craft Folks into wooden canoes often enjoy other types of watercraft - here is a place to discuss them.

Adirondack Guideboats

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Canoes made from materials other than wood

This forum is for questions and discussions about canoes made from plastic, fiberglass, metal, and other non-wooden materials.
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Miscellaneous Small Craft

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WCHA KnowledgeBase The WCHA KnowledgeBase is a wiki style repository for gathering together in one place the collective knowledge of our members on wood canoe history, construction, restoration and more.

KnowledgeBase Welcome

An introduction to the WCHA KnowledgeBase, along with guidelines for using and contributing.
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Wood Canoe Basics

An introduction to the wooden canoe.
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Wood Canoe Manufacturers

This is the place to collect information about the manufacturers and builders of wooden canoes.
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Build and Restore

Articles of interest to those who are building or restoring their wooden canoes.
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