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erebus
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2010
Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 12:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Does anyone have any idea what it might cost to have a 16 foot Chestnut Pal wood-and-canvas canoe re-canvassed? The canoe still has the original baked-on paint and canvas from the mid-1970s, but it clearly needs to be removed and replaced. Thanks.
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woodncanvas
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Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 6:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

If it's not too involved then you could do yourself...several good books (especially The Wood and Canvas Canoe by Jerry Stelmok and Rollin Thurlow) and videos available....advice online from various forums such as Wood Canoe Heritage Association, http://www.wcha.org/index.php. If you have time you could try contacting a builder who does restoration instruction course like Pam Wedd of Bearwood Canoes, http://users.vianet.ca/~bearwood/; she has a restoration course available; Restoration courses: Course cost, shop time, use of tools and instruction is $595 Cdn. Materials are extra.
April 10 to 18
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Cost to have it done for you depends on work needed....such as ribs or planking replaced....new stems etc. Check out the Wood Canoe Builders Guild, http://www.wcbguild.com/index.php., for a builder in your area.
Check out these links for info on restoration:
http://users.vianet.ca/bearwood/pages/stripping.ht ml
http://www.canoeshop.ca/
Hope that helps....and sorry I couldn't give you exact cost.
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erebus
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Registered: 02-2010
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 - 6:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks for the ideas, woodncanvas. My problem is that I've been "going" to fix this canoe myself for years, and haven't done it yet! Consequently, I'm beginning to think about paying someone else to do the work so I can start using it again. Some of your sources my give me a better idea of what is in store if I do it myself. Thanks again.
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canoedog
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Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Friday, February 5, 2010 - 7:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

http://www.nbcanoe.com/index.php?main_page=index&c Path=130_131

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woodncanvas
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Sunday, February 7, 2010 - 4:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

canoedog supplied a great link to prices from North Bay Canoe....but even there it says for "reference" only....you still need to have the canoe looked at to get an actual estimate or cost as depends on work required....erebus, totally understand you getting somebody else doing the work....suggest you look at getting the likes of Pam Wedd of Bearwood Canoes, http://users.vianet.ca/~bearwood/, or Dick Persson of Headwater Wooden Boat Shop, http://www.headwatercanoe.com/repairs.html, to do the work as both are two of the best out there; or check out these and other reputable builders found on Wood Canoe Builders' Guild website,http://www.wcbguild.com/pages/member_directory.htm l ....don't forget that may be a bit of time needed to get work done as usually booked up in advance.



(Message edited by WoodNCanvas on February 7, 2010)

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