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Jason in NS

Discussion in 'Guestbook' started by Jason Muise, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Jason Muise

    Jason Muise Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Just wanted to say hello to all here. I've started a refurb on a wood/canvas canoe of unknown origin. It was old when my grandfather got it and he had it for 30 odd years. Overall it is in decent shape. It is going to be sanded,oiled,and varnished on the interior. It will also be recanvased and a possible rib replacement/ backside repair.
    It hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew, but the boat needs the love.
     
  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Welcome, Jason

    Would love to see pictures of the mystery canoe... and please share your progress!

    Kathy
     
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    Jason Muise

    Jason Muise Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Having trouble up loading photos, says my files are too large.
    I would love for other Nova Scotia based people to get in touch, especially if you have recanvasing experience. This is my 1st go at something like this and would like to talk to someone about it when the time comes. I've read all the books, but it doesn't make up for real world experience. Thanks.
     
  4. Andy Hutyera

    Andy Hutyera The Red Canoe Guy

    Jason,

    Go to: http://forums.wcha.org/faq.php?faq=vb_read_and_post#faq_vb_attachment_explain

    for instructions on posting attachments. The files have to be reduced to an allowable size before uploading and must have an acceptable file type suffix in the name. The window that opens with the "manage attachments" button in the "reply to thread" window lists the max. allowable file sizes and allowable file types.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Jason Muise

    Jason Muise Curious about Wooden Canoes

    photos

    Here are some photos. Now that I can reduce the size of the photos there will be more soon.
     

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  6. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Looks to me like it originated in Canada... this is probably a major "duh" if you are in Nova Scotia... but might take a look at the canoe id information on Dan's site-- http://dragonflycanoe.com/id/index.html-- scroll on the left to find some of the Canadian builders and see if anything fits. Eventually, someone here may jump in with their thoughts, too.

    Looks like a great project.

    Kathy
     
  7. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    The rails and seats may not be original. The close up of the ribs seems to show that one edge is not beveled. That says Chestnut to me. Am I right?
     
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    Jason Muise

    Jason Muise Curious about Wooden Canoes

    not sure

    Not sure what it is. I'm starting to think it might be a Huron, but I really have no clue.
     
  9. davelanthier

    davelanthier Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Large gaps between the planks, inwale caps, babiche seats and thick decks. Most likely a Huron canoe. The original decks should be heart shaped but if they aren't it might be a Faber [no inwale caps], both built in Quebec, Canada.
     

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