Does anybody know what kind of canoe this is? It's about 17 feet long with a 12" depth and a 34" beam I did check the whca site but would like to narrow it down a bit, even if you could tell me what it's not. Its fiberglass covered wood, which runs from side to side with no extra structure ribs. It also has a keel running from front to back underneath. Sorry for the mess in the barn and thanks.
ok. Here they are on webshots. It seems to be the best way for me to go right now. They're not the best pictures I've ever seen but maybe they'll be good enough. I'll try to add better ones this weekend. tks.
Really really nice guy, very helpfull. He stopped emailing me a while back cause it took me a month to respond every time he maile dand I think that tee'd him off a bit. I was quite busy at the time, and not on the computer much, which is a good thing
He was very generous to me though, great fella. I recall he had a plywood canoe that was covered with something or other. Reminded me of your, although your looks like sideways plaking. VERY unusual. I can't imagine they would not show great interest in that on WCHA. Did you post a picture for them?
Let us know and most certainly keep us up to date, that is very interesting.
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2006 13:28:05 GMT -5 by peterng
Thanks..I'll do that, it does have a sideways planking, dont know what its made of though.I do know its got brass nails on the planks and brass screws holding the trim on though. I'll let you know if I ever find out anything..probably just something someone made you think?
I am by no means any sort of authority but I can't imagine it being a one time construction technique. There were many different building techniques, a very few of which I have seen. Some were more popular than others but I'm sure that limited production existed on many different designs that just didn't become popular enough to have survived the years. I'd guess that there was a small to medium size shop somewhere that produced these, and that it originally didn't have fibreglass and that it is probably 80 years old. But I could be dreaming a little bit
It looks like it was set up for a sailing rig at one point, after the fact. The extensive decks also remind me of very old styles.
It looks like a version of the NOTACRACK canoe construction method that was employed by PECACO (Penobscot Canoe Company). The Pecaco canoe employed a spearhead design on the deck to reinforce the tips, but I don't know if they did it exclusively.
Here's a picture of the NOTACRACK design:
Your boat looks like figure 'B'
Dunphy Canoe had some extensive decks like yours, and had a cruiser which was close in dimensions which spoke of a "cedar batten' construction.
I'll post some pics for examples in a bit once I get my ftp login setup.
Are you measuring your length from tip of the deck to tip (on top)?
Last Edit: Aug 23, 2006 12:45:56 GMT -5 by peterng
Thanks for the help. I've tried looking for another canoe that looks like it but I could never find anything similar. I can't remember where I measured it..may have been total length on the longest part (It pulls back a bit at the top). Should it be from tip to tip? I tried emailing Jack, he hasn't replied yet but It hasn't been long. I have no idea how old it is. It was my uncles , he used to keep it out at catamaran lake in renous, we bought it from him, then it sat in the basement for about 15 years. I pulled it out and I'm now trying to get it back into shape. It's been a slow process.