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Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by chris pearson, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Pulled the center board box outta the canoe, Man, bolted through everything, took the keel off, pulled nails, still wouldn't budge. Pulled the planking off, more screws!!! They didn't want this thing to move! Now to repair rot and cracks on it.
     

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  2. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Rot and cracks? you should demand money back. They really couldnt build 'em in 1928 huh. No more sympathy for that leg now!!
     
  3. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Hello, what is that? I must have missed something. Did canoe makers put center board boxes in canoes? How often? Were they sucessful?
     
  4. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Why are you installing an officejet 8100 printer in it? seems like a good fit i agree, but i'd put the trunk back.:confused::p:p
     
  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Yes, Old Town offered them in the 1920s. More information about these is available at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?3994 and the picture at http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=22923&d=1347065452 shows one in the wind at the Assembly last year. A fiberglass variation as shown at http://wcha.org/pp-classifieds/showproduct.php?product=222&cat=16 was called the Wahoo. These are very successful on the water but very few were made so they were not overly successful in the market.

    Benson
     
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  6. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Hey, that kid can sail!!!
     
  7. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Amazing. If I decide to, I'll copy it. If no one has tried it, putting a lee board out under sail inevitably tears up the board through the scraping of the board with the bracket under pressure.
     
  8. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I have found that a large rubber gasket between the leeboard and the bracket helps to reduce this problem. The pictures at http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FEu81SK3u...AAFlM/KbA8AqkFAqM/s1600/IMG_0729CmprsCrop.jpg and below show them if you look closely. Adding a centerboard to a canoe is not a simple change so let us know how it goes. Thanks,

    Benson
     

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  9. H.E. Pennypacker

    H.E. Pennypacker LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Chris - True, but realize that there's more to this than not wanting the trunk to move. They cut through all those ribs, so the attachment of their ends to the trunk is important for stabilizing that dramatically weakened part of the hull.
     
  10. OP
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    chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    I see that.:)
     
  11. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Benson, Wow, That has to be the most impressive and beautiful sailing canoe.
     
  12. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    The substantial shoe keel is also an integral part of reinforcing the Center Plate box. As Chris noted, he had to remove a significant number of bolts and screws to free the box. In this construction the box is also tied in at the top with a thwart.
     

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