Chestnut Bob's Special questions


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.

Dave Osborn

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?
Mud Bug

Mud Bug

Hand made things are better
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.


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!