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1902 Rushton Indian complete

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Howie, Jun 14, 2019 at 5:06 PM.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    I've just finished restoring my 15' 1902-ish Rushton Indian, Grade B, serial #84. It weighs 67# and is 31-3/4" wide from the outer rails. Seat, thwarts, and decks are chestnut.
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    Note the odd wide/flat keel and the staggered placing of the screws holding the keel. To compensate for the thin keel the screws enter at about a 60 degree angle thereby giving it more wood to bite into.
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    It also came with a 2-piece removable floor board system as well as what appears to be a seat back. I assume they're from Rushton as they appear to be original and fit very well.
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  2. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    More pics...
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  3. Scott Rowe

    Scott Rowe Random Adventurer

    Looks great Howie! So jealous.

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