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Big Wolf Old Town restored parts.....

Discussion in 'Canoe Photo Index' started by chris pearson, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    After obtaining a Big Wolf OT(centerboard sailing canoe), I got impatient and wanted to work on something on it inside where it's warm. So, after refitting the centerboard trunk and fixing some rot/cracked parts, as well as trueing up some dimensions, I finished that as well as the seats, thwarts and mast step. The mast step wasn't original, neither was the mast stretcher on the forward seat. It was also missing the aft thwart. This canoe came out of Prospect Point Camp from Upper Saranac Lake in the Adirondaks and has a very special story. That, you'll have to wait for in an article in the journal sometime. Here are some before shots...The centerboard is solid 3/16" brass.
     

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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Resored and ready to go in....minus the cane.

    I love patinaed(is that a word?) 84 year old mahogany....
     

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  3. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    I'm gonna be sick.

    nice work as always!
     
  4. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Gorgeous work...
     
  5. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    You'll have to imagine my wolf whistle! Beautiful!
     
  6. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Well of course it was easy for Chris to make it beautiful -- these things are full-sized! I'm impressed, nonetheless.

    Greg
     
  7. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    I've seen his work up close and in person, not this project but others. I can admiringly say his work is good enough to be resented by us all.
     
  8. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Wow, it probably didn't look that good when it shipped from the factory! Great job,

    Benson
     
  9. Cliff Ober

    Cliff Ober Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Try patinated... :) :) :)

    Cliff

    p.s. - Mighty fine work there too!
     
  10. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Now I am sure that parting with it was the right thing to do.....
    Keep posting pictures.
    You got the kink out of the centerboard?
     
  11. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    It's a NASCAR canoe - it only needs to turn left... :D
     
  12. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Chris,

    You seem to find old beautiful canoes and in your way make them more beautifuller. (Is that a word?)

    R.C.
     
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Listen to the pot callin the kettle black!!!!!!!!
     

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