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PennYan painters ring.

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Norm Hein, Mar 24, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

  1. Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    I have this same painters ring on my PennYan? Is this a factory option or just the easiest for people to do?

    This is from my Carry model.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020 at 1:25 PM
  2. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    MGC is the undisputed authority/enthusiast on through-deck protrusions. I will defer to his musings.
  3. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Finally someone who appreciates my areas of competence and expertise! I have made a life long study of deck butchery. Case in point, Norm has actually inquired about a closed screw eye hook. These are a common hardware store item. They probably hold a bit better than a painter ring would until the deck spits in half. I recently removed a similar feature from the decks of an Old Town Tripper...that was quite an interesting set-up.
    The painter or tie rings that were offered as an option by most canoe builders differ in that they are held to the deck by a small strap or a j-bolt that allows the ring to move....or, in the case of Rushton or SLBC they were a bit more elegant round bronze adornments with a hoop. For Andre, a picture of one of my favorite deck protuberances.....
    Deck dec. 1 OT.png Deck dec. 2 GC.png Deck dec. 3 pnut.png Deck dec. 4 JHR.png Deck dec. 5 Gas Lamp Mount.png
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020 at 5:26 PM
  4. OP
    Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    Nor am I fan of protuberances so they definently will not be going back on. Hopefully I can get a good grain match with a plug to cover up the butchery. On most of my strippers I drilled a hole in the deck and ran a painter line through it. I wont do that anymore. I am a big fan of carry thwarts to tie painter lines to and that is what I will do on all of my new builds. Thanks for the input.
  5. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    That sounds like a plan. Those eye bolts get caught on everything. The painter rings are really there for a guide line, not as a tie down point. Back in the day canoes were not loaded on car roofs and hauled around at 60/70 mph. They were more likely to be loaded on a wagon or carried place to place. Carry thwarts are also my favorite tiedown but I also tie to the seat frames if there aren't carry thwarts. A piece of flat webbing looped between the cant ribs can also make a good tie point. The bolts are a pretty mild form of butchery...the real nightmares are the giant holes that folks bore through their decks so that they can pass a piece of rope through them....
  6. OP
    Norm Hein

    Norm Hein Canoe Codger

    I am guilty of this, but no more.
  7. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Oh the horror!:eek::eek::eek:
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