Early Old Town rudder style?

Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
Staff member
It appears that Old Town changed their sailing rudder style in the early 1920s and I would like to duplicate one from 1919. Can anyone give me a tracing, some detailed dimensions, or know where I can buy an original one? The pictures below from the 1919 catalog give some idea of what I am looking for. Thanks,



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rudder tracing

If you're still looking, Im happy to send you a tracing and photos of the rudder. Tried to upload a picture for you, but picture size exceeds allowable limit.
I presume that this is the one listed at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140292866311 and I would like to see pictures of both rudders. You can send them to me at benson@maine.rr.com or bgray@stroudwater.biz and I will post smaller versions here for the record. It appears that this rudder is from a double ended boat like the one that Kevin Martin has shown at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=3994 since the pintles are further apart than they would be on a canoe. Thanks,