Steve in oromocto would naturally have the lumber (Spirit Canoes) and Vaughn may or may not. I've seen a couple of his gunwales that he spliced 2 pieces together to make a full 17' length and it was hard to tell it was 2 pieces.
I've priced ash at the lumber suppliers and it not worth buying and doing it yourself.... if you use spruce it shouldn't be to bad.
Now you need to learn to tie your canoe down properly so not to loose it again
As far as price is concerned for ayone interested, from the few conversations I had with Vaughn, he doesn't seem to charge too much and would likely be the least expensive in town.
He also makes very nice paddles for a good price. Vaughn had said in the past that puts on little classes on making paddles if anyone was interested, the only cost is the materials if anyone was interested.
I'd like to keep the exact figure between Vaughn and me, but I think I got a good deal. I'm very pleased with the quality, the service, price, and the gentleman himself.
Hey Ken, I understand, I wasn't looking for exact figures. I was just wondering if having this type of work is expensive relative to the value of the canoe. It looks like you are happy with the results. Take care, Tom
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