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Chestnut Bob's Special questions

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Mud Bug, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    One of the identifying features of a Bob's is the thinner 1/8th inch thick ribs designed to cut down on weight. My memory fails me, but I think the planking is thinner too.
  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Yes, the ribs are close together like on an Ogilvy model. Used for running rocky rivers.

    Fitz, the ribs on my Bobs are 1/4”. The planks 1/8”. Same as OT 50 Pounder.
    This canoe looks like a Bobs HD. Heavy Duty.
    Did he say what the thicknesses were on this one?
  3. OP
    Mud Bug

    Mud Bug Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Not sure if "he" is me or not, Dave, but the ribs are 1/4" thick. I don't know what the planking is, since I've not had it apart.
  4. merk

    merk Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I'm currently working on a 18' this moment readying the hull for new covering. No serial # that I can find...a beast of a boat!! I'm looking forward to paddling it...giant ribs really close together and a cargo type mid thwart.
    I think you could dance in this boat! Looking for a source of new brass seat hardware, varying inches!
  5. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Yes, sorry. I misreported the rib thickness. They are 1/4 inch.

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