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cars and trucks wearing canoes as hats...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Dave Osborn, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Here is one for ya, Kath.........
    It is what I assumed to be a JR Robertson..... or definitely a Charles River area build. I did the restoration a couple of years ago. The photo shows it ready for delivery. Bent inner and outer stems for this one. Humbling experience!
    I was actually going to paddle this one to it's owner, who had river property, but flood stage river levels meant that it had to go on the Tahoe.

    Minus 9 degrees here! Waiting for the shop to warm up so I can paint an Old Town and a Kennebec!
    Cheers to all!

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  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Oooo that looks like a mighty purty hat! The grass looks nice, too... we aren't below-zero yet here, but feels like it's coming our way!

    Stay warm
  3. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    Here is my Honda wearing a Willits hat, at the Willits factory on Day Island.

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  4. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Two Hats

    In order to get the job done right, you gotta wear two hats.:D

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  5. woodenkayakguy

    woodenkayakguy LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Three gets more people doing the job
    ok thier not wood but the red one is an old chestnot fiberglass that was going to the dump that me and the boys redid,and we know kathryn likes pics of hats
  6. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    So what would you call this? An old bonnet maybe. 5 Chestnuts, 1 Huron. Had to leave #7 behind for later pickup, just couldn't get it in.

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  7. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I call it plunder, but who said the world is fair?
  8. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Rob, if you only knew what I had to pay for them it wouldn't be called plunder. Never did tell wifey what they really cost but then what guy does.
  9. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer


    What if, when you began removing the canoes, you never got to the bottom of 'em...?

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  10. Louis Michaud

    Louis Michaud LOVES Wooden Canoes

    A fall paddle that ended in a salvaging operation, the canoe was found half sunk in a tangle of logs. This FG canoe will be used as a beater or for loaning to friends(!) who don't have any respect for W/C canoes... Luckily the distance to drive was short but I still got a few stares.

    Louis Michaud
    Rimouski, Quebec

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  11. whalen

    whalen Will canoe, and have been canoed,

  12. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The vehicle below is not exactly wearing canoes as hats but it should get some kind of honorable mention for the most canoes and especially some of the biggest ones. The truck had "Keels on Wheels" written in big black letters across the front.


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  13. Douglas Ingram

    Douglas Ingram Red River Canoe & Paddle

    It's not me in the photo, but this is a 20' canoe on and in a Jeep Cherokee. In order to avoid the overhangs, then ends were cut off, nested, and stuck inside.

    Actually, its a sectional Dean Klondike canoe that I built some years ago.

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  14. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Jeeps with hats

    The PY Guide was too far gone and wasn't even much of a Jeep hat. It was found under a brush pile and was nearly all rot.

    The PY Hunter had been 'glassed and is now nearly done, but for some sanding/varnishing/painting.

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  15. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

  16. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I realize that the balsa wood core in the floor of the canoe shown below doesn't really make it a 'wood canoe' but it might win a colorful 'hat' prize. It is also clear that aerodynamics can make a huge difference in mileage. I just drove 120 miles to help deliver a canoe for a museum exhibit and got 24 miles per gallon on the way out as shown below. The return trip averaged 34 MPG without the canoe or load bars on top.


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  17. robin

    robin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Old Blazer at Cedar River Flow

    Back when the wood canvas bug was new, here's my old blazer and my Chestnut Pal with a plastic OT Camper in fore ground at Cedar River Flow in the ADK's
  18. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    His and hers Easter bonnets

    Yahoo, the ice is finally off a few of the lower elevation lakes around here. Going fishing!!!!!!! Two freshly restored w/c Chestnuts. My 16' Pal and her 11' Featherweight which was completed last month. And yes, we still sleep in the same bed.

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  19. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson Lifetime member


    I just finished the paint job on my 1939 Kennebec when this thread came back around so I decided it would be the perfect place to show it off.

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  20. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Hope you didn't scratch the canoe putting it on that old car. Sweet!

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