Post by scottparks on Jun 21, 2010 18:19:19 GMT -5
I am beginning my first canoe restoration and have been checking in here from time to time. I love to canoe and am surprised I haven't come across this site before.
Here is the link to my site where I've updated some of my progress thus far. I'll keep posting updates on this message board as well!
I've got to thank two people first. Carm, thanks for putting me in touch with Jamie! Jamie thanks for meeting me the other night and selling me some of your excess supplies and for providing advice. I may have a few more questions for you as I move forward.
Here's my site guys. Feel free to comment here, on on my blog!
Post by northwoods on Jun 21, 2010 19:13:37 GMT -5
Scott Good luck with the restoration. An old friend of mine used a Pal he bought new out of the Sears catalog, I believe was the story. Paid $10.00 a foot. He used it for years as his boat for checking his beaver traps. I paddled it a few times when I visited him in Timmins ON; and loved it. I may be re-canvassing a boat this fall. Did you get the canvas for your boat in Canada? Jeff Butler
Post by scottparks on Jun 22, 2010 19:36:10 GMT -5
Luckily, I was able to pick up my canvas from a guy locally, who had an extra piece long enough for my canoe. I hadn't done a lot of research as to where I was going to get my canvas. Great Spirit Canoes in Oromocto was going to be one of the places I was going to check for a price.
Post by ryanward10 on Jul 26, 2010 12:25:51 GMT -5
It looks like a big project Scott, thanks for keeping us up to date. I admire your patience and dedication. These restoration projects seem more like functional artisan craftsmanship than repair or manufacturing.
Post by scottparks on Aug 27, 2010 22:10:06 GMT -5
Chestnut Canoe Project Update: Rib Top Repair -- The canoe is finally starting to come together. Most of the woodworking is complete with only a little bit of planking left to replace and repair. Once complete, it will be time to sand it out, clean it up and re-oil it. Then it will be time for canvas.
Post by scottparks on May 31, 2012 13:21:03 GMT -5
It's been quite a long time since I posted an update on here, but I'd thought I'd update my thread. The canoe has since changed identity to the Telegraph Code: Ajax. The dimensions match perfectly. We were able to determine this when we discovered the canoe is a 1966 canoe, that was leftover and purchased in the spring of '67. I've got a few new updates and pics. You can check them out on my site along with more full size pics. In the top menu, change the setting from Timeslide to Snapshot to see all the pics.