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Early Old Town rudder style?

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by Benson Gray, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    It appears that Old Town changed their sailing rudder style in the early 1920s and I would like to duplicate one from 1919. Can anyone give me a tracing, some detailed dimensions, or know where I can buy an original one? The pictures below from the 1919 catalog give some idea of what I am looking for. Thanks,


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  2. tbwestcott

    tbwestcott New Member

    rudder tracing

    If you're still looking, Im happy to send you a tracing and photos of the rudder. Tried to upload a picture for you, but picture size exceeds allowable limit.
  3. OP
    Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I presume that this is the one listed at and I would like to see pictures of both rudders. You can send them to me at or and I will post smaller versions here for the record. It appears that this rudder is from a double ended boat like the one that Kevin Martin has shown at since the pintles are further apart than they would be on a canoe. Thanks,


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