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1911 O.T. Charles River from the Duluth Boat Club

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Bonagee, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Bonagee

    Bonagee Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Here are some photos of before and after of a project that took a boat that was almost destined to be used as a garden planter to something that looks pretty good. It's storied history is associated with the Duluth Boat Club, which was a hugely popular venue for paddle sports and sailing (photo included) "back in the day". This 1911 Old Town Charles River had sat outside in a yard for many years and was a bit rough - note the lichens growing on the hull. I ended up painting it in the Old Town Color Design No. 35 (originally it was dark green). I kept part of the original bow deck, since it had "170" inscribed in it - probably the canoe number from when someone would come to check out a canoe. The worst part of the job was the paint removal on the interior - all of the nooks and crannies to clean out. Enjoy.

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  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Very nice work. And that design no. 35 looks really good.
  3. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    What a transformation! Looks good!
  4. Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy - Life Member

    Great paint job! Looks like the old girl survived pretty well despote the neglect.
  5. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Very nice! It's ready for another hundred years. Great job.

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