This design is on an unrestored Belle Isle Morris. I love the way the acanthus leaves are worked on the lower part of the boat, beneath the rub rail. This may help folks figure out how to place a design beneath a rub rail.
I took a slew of pictures over the years of artwork, etc. on canoes at various assemblies. Some of them are on a CD Benson made for the assembly last year. Try to get one from him. I will dig through my pics and slides to see how many more I can locate and bring them to the spring paddle on the Muskegeon in early June. Will that work for you?
My red 1935 Old Town Otca and recently completed Crandell. It's interesting, the Crandell pictured by Robert Ross in post #11 above has a name plate and no painter ring, mine has painter rings and no name plate.
This was my first attempt at Gold Leaf and I was amazed how easy it was and how inexpensive. I bought 25 sheets of 5" by 5" leaf for under $7.00 and the adhesive and sealer for another 6. You simply dray your lines, paint the glue where you want the gold to stick, and apply. Brush off the excess with a dry brush and you are done. I attached a photo.