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Canvas over frame canoe restoration

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by DanielG, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. DanielG

    DanielG New Member


    Looking for some advice on restoring this canoe. My father built it around 1964. It has not been in the water (or even out of the barn) for about 30 yrs. There are a few coats of paint on it. There are some chips and cracks in the paint and the canvas has released from the frame in a couple spots. I removed the floors to give the interior a good clean. Can I scuff the paint and re-coat it? Can I glue the loose stops back tot he frame?

    Any advice greatly appreciated.


    canoe 1.jpg canoe 2.jpg canoe 3.jpg canoe 4.jpg
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I am not an expert on canoe restoration but the answer to both questions is probably yes. It looks like a fun project.

  3. MArk Wright

    MArk Wright Curious about Wooden Canoes

    looks good
  4. merk

    merk Curious about Wooden Canoes

    A priceless photo of boat. Might be a candidate for heat shrink Dacron...

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