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Old Town Square Stern Sponson

Discussion in 'Guestbook' started by areba, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. areba

    areba New Member

    I have an 18 foot Old Town Square stern with sponsons made in 1942 with rowing seat in center. I am restoring to original configuration and would appreciate any pictures of original or restored canoes. I am particularly interested in detailes of the stern.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    There are some pictures at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?4586 and http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?3054-Free-Canoe&p=14701#post14701 that may help. The one at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?6668 is not confirmed as an Old Town but it looks like one. You may also want to get a copy of the Old Town Canoe Company Catalog Collection CD from http://store.wcha.org/The-Complete-Old-Town-Canoe-Company-Catalog-Collection-CD-ROM.html which also has many period images of these. Is there a particular stern detail that you aren't sure about?

    Benson
     
  3. OP
    OP
    areba

    areba New Member

    Thanks Benson:
    I am replacing the transom and both sides at the top have rotton wood. I want to see how the gunwales blend into the transom. As I recall, the transom is notched for the inner gunwale and screwed in place. I have completed the rest of the transom with Ash that is 1.1 inches thick and have duplicated the original grooves and angles that attach to ribs and planking.
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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