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mystery canoe

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Michael Leone, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Michael Leone

    Michael Leone You call that a sail?

    Can anyone identifi this bent veneer canoe?
    the inwales and outwales are birch or maple, closed.
    the veneer strips on the hull might be mohogany, they are five inches wide
    and run at a diaganal to the four inch wide oak center rib.
    the for and aft decks are birch or maple, see images of decks in my
    previous post (what the heck is it?)
     

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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2006
  2. Dick Persson

    Dick Persson Canoe builder & restorer

    Michael,

    I suspect that your canoe is a "Chestnut Deluxe moulded mahogany canoe". What is the overall length, beam and centre depth of the canoe?

    Cheers
    Dick Persson
    Headwater Wooden Boat Shop
     
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    Michael Leone

    Michael Leone You call that a sail?

    dimentions

    the overall length is 16 feet, the beem is 36 inches and the draft is
    approx. 11 inches.
    the thwarts are oak and it has a bent oak keel 1 3/4 inches deep.
     
  4. Dick Persson

    Dick Persson Canoe builder & restorer

    Michael,
    The measurements fits with the ones listed in Chestnut's 1964 catalog. See below.

    Cheers
    Dick Persson
    Headwater Wooden Boat Shop
     

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