Ontario Manufacturers/Restorers??


Canoeist, Scouter
Hey All, I will be travelling in Ontario mainly up the 400 from Toronto to parry Sound, or Oshawa to Parry Sound. Does anyone know a restorer in this area who might invite a visitor to discuss restoration or construction of wood/canvas or wood/fibreglass ? Also I am restoring a wood canoe which currently has 4 layers of glass on it. I have seen a lot of discussion about canvas, but not so much about fibreglass. What are the merits of fibreglass if any? The canoe I have, I have not been able to identify yey but am working on it anyway. I have stripped off the fibreglass and am turning to the relacement wood now, but I really need to decide which way to go so I know how fussy I need to be about the wood and joints.

Also can I fill the various gaps between the existing ends of the planks before canvassing, or is this a no-no.
Take a look at the Builders and Suppliers Directory for Ontario and see who might be willing to have you visit. Pam Wedd would be my first choice in Parry Sound - however there are other good ones in the region.

Thank You Tim,
I did not know that this directory existed. I will look up Pam for my next trip.