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First new build of the winter...

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Andre Cloutier, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Pulled the first of 2 from the prefire cruiser form, with spruce rails and birdseye trim. Next one will be ash and plain maple, to see how it sails. Gotta love a heated shop, after years of freezing.
     

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  2. Shari Gnolek

    Shari Gnolek Have dog, will paddle

    Seems like a guy whose tagline is "Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter." should never be freezing.... :)
     
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  3. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Andre, I think your the one who likes sponsons? After two in a row I'm still not feeling it :) IMG_4231.JPG Paint room is heated. Large part of the shop just a woodstove. If I get a good fire going I can get it up to 50 degrees by lunchtime.
     
  4. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    I thought I was the only guy that got sponson jobs...
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Hey David,
    I want a Chestnut sponson boat mostly so i can hang an engine in it and stand on the edge! chestnut sponson.jpg
     
  6. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Ran out of gas and left the paddles on the dock.
     
  7. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    outboard, no sponsons. Guide boat 012.JPG 006.JPG
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    outboard, no sponsons lol
     

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  9. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    That's cool! I live near all the lakes in northern NJ and the Poconos in Pa. To many square sterns. two in the shop now and one in my truck. Everyone wants them back for April trout fishing. These things are a lot heavier now than they were 20 years ago.
     
  10. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Standing on the rail of a motor canoe was popular during that era as shown in the 1908 White catalog below. These men remembered to keep their paddles handy. Andre, please post pictures when you try this.

    Benson



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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Benson, if i land one i'd be happy to - course it will be in the summer....
     
  12. Ron Bedard

    Ron Bedard Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    One modern paddler weighs as much as 2 of those old-time scrawny guys. I'd maybe need bigger sponsons. Guess I'll stay seated like Dad always said.
    What do you suppose that double-ended craft is in the background?
     
  13. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I suspect that it is a batteau as shown below. These were in common use during that era and were even offered in the Carleton catalogs. The bridge between Old Town and Indian Island wasn't built until 1950.

    Benson


    Batteau-2.jpg Batteau-4.jpg Batteau-5.jpg Batteau-8.jpg Batteau-10.jpg Batteau-11.jpg Batteau-7.jpg Batteau-9.jpg Ferry.jpg PAGE-15.JPG
     
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  14. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I’m not saying I’m going to try it but if you notice you will see that their paddles are braced on the opposite side of the center line of the canoe thus distributing some of their weight off of the gunwale. I believe I’ve seen Omer Stringer do something similar on a canoe without sponsons
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    [QUOTE
    What do you suppose that double-ended craft is in the background?[/QUOTE]
    looks like a pointer, likely for log driving
     
  16. Ron Bedard

    Ron Bedard Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    What a beautiful row-boat. Looks like you could nest them for transport like whaleboats or dories.
     
  17. mmmalmberg

    mmmalmberg LOVES Wooden Canoes

    You might enjoy this film if you've not seen it...
     
  18. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Yes. That is the one I was thinking of. Guess it wasn’t Omer.
     
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    Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Wonderful thread drift - and ive been responsible for a bunch
    cheers!
     
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  20. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Checked out the boat on your site. It’s beautiful.
     

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