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    1. Announcements

      Official WCHA announcements, website changes, etc.
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    2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

      The most common questions about old wooden canoes are answered in this section of the forums.
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    3. Guestbook

      Please feel free to tell us a little about yourself or simply sign our guestbook here.
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      Latest: New, newbie, new kanutripr, Aug 21, 2019
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  1. Maintenance and Construction

    Care and feeding of your wooden canoe.
    1. Wood and Canvas

      Canoes with wood rib and plank construction, (usually) covered in canvas.
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      Latest: Canvas overlap smoothing K90, Sep 16, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    2. Birchbarks, Dugouts and Primitive Craft

      Canoes made the way native peoples made them all around the world.
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      Latest: securing the stem? mccloud, Aug 10, 2019
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    3. Traditional All-Wood Construction

      Discussion of canoes built using lapstrake, wide-board, traditional cedar strip, cedar rib, and other all wood construction techniques.
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      Latest: The Repair of a Cedar Rib Canoe cmandan, Sep 12, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    4. Strippers, Stitch-n-Glue, and Other Wood Composite

      Discuss strippers (wood strip and fiberglass), stitch-and-glue and other techniques combining wood and modern chemistry in this forum.
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      Latest: Chamcook Canoes ??? Tad, Jul 10, 2019
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    5. Miscellaneous

      Any other wooden canoe related construction, maintenance, and repair issues that might not easily fit into the above categories.
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    6. Scale and Miniature Canoe Models

      All aspects of model canoes, from collection to construction and practically anything in between
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    7. Paddles and Paddle Making

      Discuss the fine art of paddles - how to make one and/or how to use one.
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      Latest: What to do with an old paddle? cmandan, Sep 12, 2019 at 3:01 PM
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    8. Tips and Tricks

      Sharing things that make building, maintaining, or using your wooden canoe easier.
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      Latest: Gunwale Screws... cmandan, Sep 12, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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  2. Research

    The forums that focus on questions about the past.
    1. Research and History

      What is that canoe anyway? When was that builder in business? What ever happened to...?
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      Latest: Lakefield Canoe Co. 3-148 16 Dan Miller, Sep 16, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    2. Serial Number Search

      Post a request for serial number information from the electronic archives.
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      Latest: Old town serial XTC05114B888 Benson Gray, Sep 16, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    3. Canoe Photo Index

      Photographic reference index of wooden canoes. Add a canoe if it is substantially different from the ones here.
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      Latest: Recent Kennebec Purchase MAH1, Sep 12, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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  3. WCHA Business

    The forums that focus on questions about the organization.
    1. General WCHA Business

      Discussions of other WCHA business not covered by the forums below.
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      Latest: Social Media Images Benson Gray, Sep 12, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    2. Annual Assembly

      Here's a place to discuss the Annual Assembly - before, during or after the event itself!
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      Latest: Save the date, Assembly 2020 Blott, Aug 9, 2019
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    3. Wooden Canoe Events

      Post information about wood canoe-friendly events, including WCHA chapter events, in this forum.
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    4. Wooden Canoe Journal

      Discussions of specific articles, features, wish lists or other items related to Wooden Canoe, journal of the WCHA.

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      Latest: extra copies Greg Nolan, Jul 17, 2019
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    5. WCHA Website Suggestions

      If you have questions, problems, or simply suggestions for the WCHA website, please feel free to make them here.
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      Latest: WCHA Website Changes Michael Grace, May 18, 2019
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  4. General Topics

    The forums that focus on questions about everything else related to wooden canoes.
    1. Open Forum

      If you don't find your topic anywhere else, post it here. As long as it's remotely related to wooden canoes.
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      Latest: Wanigan Trip Box Sam Devine, Sep 16, 2019 at 6:34 PM
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    2. Canoe Sailing

      Let the wind power your canoe, and discuss it here.
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      Latest: OLD TOWN DISCOVERY 119 SOLO REVIEW Andre Cloutier, Sep 16, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    3. Places to Paddle

      If you took a great trip, tell us about it here. If you have questions about where to go, ask them here.
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      Latest: Grand Canyon In A Wooden Dory Blott, Mar 11, 2019
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    4. Books, Videos, and the Like

      Read a good book lately, or seen a good video? There is a lot of great literature and media about wooden canoes, and this is the place to review and discuss it.
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    5. Travel Registry

      Need assistance moving a canoe from Point A to Point B? Post it here - maybe someone can help move it along.
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  5. Other Small Craft

    Folks into wooden canoes often enjoy other types of watercraft - here is a place to discuss them.
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    2. Miscellaneous Small Craft

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  6. WCHA KnowledgeBase

    The WCHA KnowledgeBase is a wiki style repository for gathering together in one place the collective knowledge of our members on wood canoe history, construction, restoration and more.
    1. KnowledgeBase Welcome

      An introduction to the WCHA KnowledgeBase, along with guidelines for using and contributing.
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    2. Wood Canoe Basics

      An introduction to the wooden canoe.
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      Latest: The Wide Board Canoe Treewater, Nov 15, 2016
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    3. Wood Canoe Manufacturers

      This is the place to collect information about the manufacturers and builders of wooden canoes.
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    4. Build and Restore

      Articles of interest to those who are building or restoring their wooden canoes.
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      Latest: Epoxy Questions MGC, Dec 29, 2016
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