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the new easy rider(new canoe pic.)

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by bob goeckel, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. bob goeckel

    bob goeckel Wooden Canoe Maniac

    from a friends form. he calls it the "willow leaf" model.
     

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  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Looks like something Paul Miller would paddle!
    I have a photo of Paul Miller's "Stars and Stripes", but it beats me on how to shrink the pixels...
    Maybe Paul will chime in....?
     
  3. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Great photo Bob. You must have a professional photographer on staff. ;-]
     
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    bob goeckel

    bob goeckel Wooden Canoe Maniac

    ya, lets go with that story dave.
     
  5. jwswanboats

    jwswanboats Curious about Wooden Canoes

    where's captain america?
    -josh
     
  6. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    And here's a spy photo!

    That's not Captain America, it's Easy Rider. A spy photo proves it. Too bad the water is frozen. And I can verify up close it's real nice.
     

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    bob goeckel

    bob goeckel Wooden Canoe Maniac

    hope i didn't step on anyone's toes! i was not aware of anyone else using this paint scheme. my apologies to mr. miller, if he indeed he has done this already.
     
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  8. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Canoe Nut

    Easy Rider

    Hi Bob,

    My Dad was Mr. Miller, you can call me Paul.

    I was trying to post a picture of my canoe yesterday but the formum did not recognise me.

    I did have pictures posted on the Photo Album on this site but that must have been another one of the things we lost.

    I'am going to post a picture of my canoe when I can get to my own computer.

    But no, you didn't copy my paint scheme.

    Good to be back,

    Paul
     
  9. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Canoe Nut

    Easy Rider

    Hi All,

    I found the picture Dave was going to send, hope it fits.

    That's me in the back of the "Stars & Stripes" with my wife Cindy in the front.

    Dave and his wife are in the canoe behind me in the Red Thompson.

    I can't remember the name of the others you can see in the picture.

    Thanks,

    Paul
     

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    bob goeckel

    bob goeckel Wooden Canoe Maniac

    hey, i like that paul.
     
  11. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Yep, Thats the picture!! Thanks for bailing me out Paul.......
    What a great day on the water that was!! Look at Mark Morrall's little dog as a hood ornament. What a trooper!
    This picture must have been taken shortly after the Illinois Dept. Conservation Officer gave us the lecture on proper watercraft registration and decal display. Thankfully it was only a warning. It could have actually been a $75 fine for the 4-5 Illinois canoes.
     
  12. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Bob, I seem to recall a certain Betsy Ross came up with the patern. She's passed on now and i never really knew her that well. I don't think she was much of a paddler anyway so I'm guessing you are safe with your paint job.

    Maybe someone can recall one of the big companies using the stars and stripes pattern on a canoe for the bi-centennial? Was it OT? I need to check Sue's book, '1st 100 years'. Bob, the ice melted off the pond. I'm home tuesday and thursday eve if you wat to test paddle. Or I could. It'll be dark tho by 5:30p.
     
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    bob goeckel

    bob goeckel Wooden Canoe Maniac

    welllllll i'm sure not getting in that thing!!! LOL i guess that leaves you or rox. so we know who(m) it's gonna be.
     
  14. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    I've fallen out of canoes not nearly as nice as that one. Lots of times. It's more stable than my DY Special. Very seaworthy. (Pond worthy?)
    Gimme a call if you want to bring it over. We can report back to all.
     
  15. dpurcell

    dpurcell the 2 dog tripper

    Paul, how does one go about putting on a paint job like that? Masking tape? Freehand?
     
  16. Paul Miller

    Paul Miller Canoe Nut

    ?paint job

    Hi Dpurcell,

    Sorry I didn't notice your question until I was on line today. But I will try and answer your question.

    I have attached a more close up picture of the paint job. First I paint the border color,(blue) then I mask it off about 2 1/2 to 3 inches from the gunnel (remember to allow for the gunnel so the border is the same size under the gunnel as it is at the stem). Then I paint the next color(red). The twin stripe is an automotive pin stripe and works great. The stars are like stickers with a sticky back after you peel of the back. My son-in-law got them for me,( by the way I have about 500 left over). The stars were even of a material thinner than the pin stripe. I spaced the stars with a small template so they are evenly space to put 50 on each gunnel from stem to stem.

    To finish it up right, you have to shoot the whole thing with clear coat, that keeps all of those stars down, well sealed. Make for a very shinny canoe.

    Contact me direct if you'd like more info.

    Paul

    P.S. I tried to add a second pic but no go.
     

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  17. Mark Reuten

    Mark Reuten Wood Butcher

    Has anybody ever seen an original Old Town fancy paint job. Were they stenciling, taping, freehanding?
     
  18. Mark Reuten

    Mark Reuten Wood Butcher

    Hey Larry, to bad the Canadian flag is so damn simple eh?
     
  19. Mark Reuten

    Mark Reuten Wood Butcher

    I suppose the BC flag could make a pretty slick paint job.
     
  20. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Old Town used all three of these techniques at various times. A metal stencil was used for an oversized logo that was placed on some expedition and advertising canoes. Most designs were taped including the popular Indian design number four. A long time employee once commented that he would freehand stripes in his younger days but that was a many years ago.

    Benson
     
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