potential new source for bronze canoe fittings

Mike Heines

Upstate Canoe Sailor
I visited Roger Winiarski's Bristol Bronze workshop in Tiverton, Rhode Island last weekend. He's agreed to make additional molds of canoe hardware from my originals - and then copies will be available through him to those that want them. I loaned him hook bolts, a gooseneck, and a small variety of other parts that I've only been able to find with some difficulty. Roger already produces tail nuts, gudgeons, pintles, and other canoe related hardware. He said that when he gets the molds done and tries them out, he will add the items to his catalog (in about 2 or 3 months). When the parts are ready to go, he expressed an interest in linking his Web site to the WCHA's and advertising.