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New Member from Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Discussion in 'Guestbook' started by Tim the Inspector, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Tim the Inspector

    Tim the Inspector Kayakaholic

    Hi all,

    Short time lurker, first time poster here and I'm sad to say I don't own a canoe... yet. I've wanted a wooden canoe for a while now and I'm currently exploring my options so I'll likely spend most of my time here lurking and asking questions.

    Oh yeah, I bought a kayak eight months ago and I've been loving it to death if that helps my street cred at all...

  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    street cred

    "I've wanted a wooden canoe for a while now"

    All the cred you need around here.
  3. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    Lots of interesting canoes available up in your neck of the woods. Builders like Chestnut, Rilco, Peel Marine, Peterborough. I personally love the canadian all wood canoes. Have fun looking for one, and don't hesitate to ask questions!
  4. Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    Welcome and talk to Ron Pellinen -Black Beaver Canoes there in the Soo. He both builds and restores. His email is : hr.pellinen@sympatic That is his wife's email as she does all that. He does nice work. He is a member of our Upper Peninsula Chapter of the WCHA which you are invited to join also. :) We're in Marquette.
    Denis M. Kallery -Co chapter head of the UP chapter along with Kathy Klos.
  5. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?


    Kayaks are a passing fad. But welcome anyway. I'll bet Pellinen's can get you into a canoe.
  6. woodcanoenut

    woodcanoenut 1914 Old Town Charles River


    Ron Pellinen at 26 Queensgate Court in Soo Canada. He can build what you want or may know someone who has something to sell. He has a great shop.
    John and I will be visiting him and Henrietta this Thursday evening and Friday.
    Come over on Friday to say hello to WCHA members!
  7. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Hey Tim,
    And the Northern Lakes (Canadian) Chapter would welcome you too!
    Due to our wide dispersion, we don't often get together.
    Our annual gathering is an eclectic event;

    And we often meet each other at other canoeing and boating related events and activities, including the Wilderness Canoe Symposium annual Symposium;

    MEC Paddlefest;<>folder_id=2534374302884675
    (not an exclusively wooden canoe event, but lots of kayaks!)

    Bear Mountain Boatshops biennial "Small Craft Builder's Rendezvous";
    Here's the site for 2005.
    In 2009, this event folded in to the WCHA Annual Assembly held in Peterborough;


    Welcome to the fold, expansive as it is.

  8. OP
    Tim the Inspector

    Tim the Inspector Kayakaholic

    Thanks for the warm welcome, guys. I don't think I'm quite in a place where I can buy a wooden canoe just yet but I have reached the stage where I'm doing a lot of research in my spare time.

    I think when I do take the plunge I want to go ahead and build one (if I can stop at one). Right now the front runner is a 16 foot white cedar and canvas job I have a set of ancient Popular Mechanics plans for but that's subject to whether or not I learn to clinch nails properly. I'll be the first to admit, this project is probably a little way off as I'm living in a basement apartment right now.

    In the meantime, the plan is to keep reading and just generally wait for this kayak fad to pass.


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