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Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by john hupfield, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    So who might be bringing a sailing canoe or sailing rig to Assembly?
    We should do some planning.There are a number of Canoe Sailors planning to attend and bring rigs for display and possible use.The Canoe Museum has a few excellent examples of the Art.
    John
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    I'll be there with at least one 16/30 in tow...
     
  3. Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy - Life Member

    I'm planing on bringing my Prospector and sail rig.
     
  4. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Guess I could bring the submarine;)
     
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    john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    I've got some details to work out as to wether we have a good day sailing location or just a display area and river to deal with.
    We could piggy-back on Bear Mountains Builders Symposium for Sunday to sail at Lakefield College but I need to ascertain if that is in conflict with other WCHA programs.Evening sails would be nice too.
    It would be great to give eveyone a chance to try a 16/30 as well as to sail other peoples boats or swap ideas.
    I'm bringing a couple of rigging decks and at least one open canoe.Brother Rob is bringing his Peterborough canoe with ACA rig.
    I will see if I can get Hugh Horten and his Bufflehead and maybe one of the Gougion Brothers.I've asked Douglas Fowler but don't know yet.Pam Wedd has a sail rig too.Very nice.
    Anyone else we should pursue?
    John
     
  6. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    safety

    Since we might have to travel to sail, and a crash boat would be invaluable for safety, I'm working on a solution. Minor carburetor problems should be sorted soon but maybe bring some spare barrels.
     

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    john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    I had one of those but had to row it.
    John
     
  8. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    It looks like there are some largish lakes north of Peterborough - maybe we can migrate to a launch site up there one afternoon...

    There usually isn't much for programs at Assembly on Sunday - usually folks bolt for home first thing Sunday morning...

    The Lavertues and Dan Sutherland?
     
  9. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    pursuing

    Great idea Dan,
    we can buy camels up here but I'm afraid there's no 1812 amber. Perhaps we can use another lure, maybe on lees?:cool:
     
  10. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I may bring an Old Town Otca model with twin sails if I end up pulling a trailer.

    Benson
     
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    john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    That would be great Benson.I've never seen an open American Sailing Canoe.
    Sure there are lots of lakes Dan.I will continue to investigate the potential.
    There is one really nice beach just west of Dick Perrsons Shop in Buckhorn,about 30 minutes or so north of Peterborough.The Lakefield location is good and closer but I don't want to negotiate with the school which Joan and Ted have already done for their symposium.
    With the right wind we could sail up and down the river at Trent making great photos.I'll keep researching this.
    Dan you probably have more leverage with those guys whom I have heard of but don't know.
    I will try to see what the Museum is prepared to do.
    John
     
  12. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    I want to...

    I'm working on a 16 foot OT Guide with a sailing rig. I've never sailed and would love some guidance. I'm trying like hell to go.:D

    Chris
     
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    john hupfield

    john hupfield fire starter/wood burner

    Definitly I would say it is worth it to go if for no other reason then you can meet some of the leading proponents of canoe sailing anywhere.
    Certainly we can deal with theory and examples though actual on water is not yet decided.Thursday afternoon looks possible.Don't want to conflict with too much.Assembly is short enough.
    John
     
  14. Michael Leone

    Michael Leone You call that a sail?

    I plan on going with my open molded mahogany sailer.
     

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