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Discussion in 'Canoe Photo Index' started by chris pearson, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. workingbadger

    workingbadger Mad Badger

    Does anyone have any examples or ideas for a low shear Old Town Guide Special?
     
  2. Giiwedin

    Giiwedin Gouvernail

    Here is an 18' OT Guide, 1966. It was built 2" deeper than stock, for wilderness tripping.

    OT Guide.jpg
     
  3. workingbadger

    workingbadger Mad Badger

    Quite interesting. A lot more canvas there to work with. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Here are a pair of romantic snow geese flying off in the moonlight on my recently completed Robertson Courting Canoe. Four foot decks. Courting canoe 046 (Small).jpg
    Courting canoe 039 (Small).jpg Courting canoe 052 (Small).jpg

    R.C.
     
  5. workingbadger

    workingbadger Mad Badger

    Oh my, well done. The bar has been set.......
     
  6. OP
    OP
    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Wow, beautiful RC!!!!!!!!
     
  7. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Chris,

    Thanks for your comment. That is a real compliment coming from you!

    R.C.
     
  8. ken.kelly

    ken.kelly LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Lily

    Here is the lastest in my group. Restoration finished this summer at Salmon Falls. Dylan and Emily did a great job. Stripe work was done in Grand Rapids. Kept the orginial paint design, though changed the colors and added the name and water lily graphic. She paddles very nicely. Not the more typical 48" decks, but 53"?...guess that was the size of the wood they had to work with?
     

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  9. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Ken,

    Truly beautiful canoe and design. Inspired design theme and photo with the canoe resting on the water surface covered with lily pads.

    R.C.
     
  10. Danroy

    Danroy Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hi Kathryn

    The artwork on the Belle Isle Morris is absolutely fantastic...it must have been something to behold in it's original state because it really still is a work of art despite it's age!

    Dan
     
  11. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    Ken,
    Beautiful canoe, as usual. Does it have traditional filler or something else?
     
  12. ken.kelly

    ken.kelly LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Gil, I think it is traditional.
     
  13. OP
    OP
    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Me likey!!!!!!!!
     
  14. djhayes

    djhayes Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Very much enjoyed looking at his older thread showing canoe artwork. Would anyone be able to recommend someone in central or western NY who does this type of artistic work? Please feel free to PM me if not appropriate to post. Thanks much,
    Dan
     
  15. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Gorgeous canoe. Very elegant.

    OK, forgive me for this but need to get this out there before Andre does.:)

    Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
    Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night
    For me and Lily are together in my dreams
    And I ask you, "Hey mister, have you ever seen"
    "Pictures of Lily?"

    Pete Townshend
     
  16. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    image.jpg image.jpg
    Kokopelli design on 1940 HW w/spontoons.
     
  17. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I don't know anyone in that area who does this but you may want to start with a good local sign painter. If all else fails then contact your local fire department and find out who does the lettering on their trucks. This will usually get you pointed in the right direction. Good luck,

    Benson
     
  18. djhayes

    djhayes Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks much for the tips!
    Dan
     
  19. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Art for canoes

    Try the pinstripers and artists who decorate hot rods and motorcycles.

    R.C.
     
  20. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Sorry I got sidetracked with the Who lyrics...I meant to note that there is a Rochester pinstriper that I plan to try one of these days, Rochester Pintstriping. He advertises that he does boats....it looks like he does art and lettering. He also does gold leaf.
    Rochester Sign also looks like a possible option.
     

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