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Shop Drawings

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by old paddler, Oct 25, 2021.

  1. old paddler

    old paddler Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Serial number on this canoe (18' square stern OTC) is only visible on the stem with 4 numbers 1788. These numbers would put the manufacturing year in 1963 - 64. I would like to purchase shop drawings as I need to get the dimensions on the supports from middle seat to inrails and support under middle seat. I have tried to work off photos with little accuracy.

    Again thanks any help on this problem!
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Sadly, there are no known shop drawings or detailed dimensions like this available. Your best option will be to find someone with a similar square stern that you can copy (or have them send you detailed dimensions and pictures). Sorry,

    Benson
     
  3. Shari Gnolek

    Shari Gnolek Have dog, will paddle

  4. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Old Paddler
    Are you needing the dimensions of the “knee” that connects to the seat and inwale? And the support that goes from the bottom of the seat to the keelson?
    Dave
     
  5. OP
    OP
    old paddler

    old paddler Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Yes, that is correct all three were missing from this canoe when I removed it from an old barn in Ohio!
     
  6. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    I won’t have any dimensions for you for a while. I have an 18’er down the list and buried in storage.
    I can tell you that the knees were likely made with spruce knees, and the seat support was likely a maple or birch square post about 1 1/4” square.
    Photos won’t help?
     
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  7. OP
    OP
    old paddler

    old paddler Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Yes I have been trying to work with pic's just tough to find close-ups! I am in Northern Minnesota and my shop is not heated so will be slowing down on the canoe. S0. any info you may come across would be appreciated!
    Thanks Again for time!
     
  8. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Maybe these photos will help. Some are of a 15’ OT Sq. Stern and others are from a 16’ OT Row Boat….often outfitted the same as square sterns. Maybe they offer more detail than what you’ve seen prior.
     

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  9. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Paddler
    Here is a better photo of seat support and knees.
     

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  10. OP
    OP
    old paddler

    old paddler Curious about Wooden Canoes

     
  11. OP
    OP
    old paddler

    old paddler Curious about Wooden Canoes


    sorry getting back to you slow on those photos! been able to come up with some patterns that will work for knees and seat supports. That last photo is a beautiful re-furbish!
    Thanks again for the time and information!
     

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