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Morris completed

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Howie, May 10, 2021.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Just finished a 16' Morris Model A Type 1. There's no ID tag, but when I picked it up 3 years ago the WCHA gurus thought it dated from 1906 or so (due to having 3 cant ribs if I recall correctly). Weighs only 66#. Color is Epifane's Turkish Blue. Note: I used 1-1/4" 4-40 flat head screws to attach the stem bands instead of rivets. Not to spec, but a whole lot cheaper and very effective . I also dropped down the front seat to improve stability - I added removable strips of wood at the ends of the seat so that it's held firmly in place between the ribs. The brass plates on both decks seem to be original. I cut up a Morris decal and managed to fit 'B.N.Morris' just above the brass on the front deck. Hey - why not.
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    Last edited: May 10, 2021
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  2. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Looks great!! But.....
    Phillips screws on the flag holder???
    Shame on you!
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  3. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Dave: So yeah yeah I read your comment and I went on with what I was doing. But you struck a nerve, so an hour or two later I looked up the pics I took when I picked up the canoe, and you're right; they used blade type flat heads. So now I have to sort through my screw stash to see if I can find the originals. Damn you!
  4. johnmetts

    johnmetts Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Love the blue against the wood! Nice work.
  5. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Dave: Maybe I'll sleep better tonight...
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  6. samb

    samb LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Now please get the slots in line ;)
  7. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

  8. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    Howie, nice job. There is an old story about a man, his son and a donkey walking to town. It is likely to be on the internet somewhere.
  9. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Gil: Looked it up. Aesop. You're right - can't please everyone.

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