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50 Pounder Rebuild

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Ha! Thanks Pat.

1908 17’ Charles river AA grade with closed gunnels and an unknown maker 12’ square stern.

I was lucky to source some old long mahogany, so I’m hoping the Charles river is a beauty when finished.

The square stern is next- my 6 yr old boy is always wanting to go fishing and the bass boat scares me a bit to have him in it. He could easily walk off the deck and it only knows slow and too fast. I have an early 50’s Johnson 3 horse that I’m looking forward to rebuilding for it too.

I’m always looking out for a Chestnut prospector to rebuild as well.

Bob
 
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Wow, don't know how I missed this thread, but it was a great Sunday afternoon read. Looks awesome, can't wait to see how it paddles.
 
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Looks awesome, can't wait to see how it paddles.
Thanks, me too! Wind is crazy today. Hopefully one day after work this week. The Wife surprised me with a Bruce Smith paddle today for Father’s Day- should be a good combo.

Another thanks to Robin also- without him posting Schuyler’s number on this site I wouldn’t have come across this canoe and Schuyler’s generous shared knowledge.
 
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Cheeseandbeans, I doubt I’ll ever attempt a Wood Canvas refurbishment, but threads like this hold so much arcane history about WC canoes, and such a willing-to-share knowledge base, that I am continually fascinated.

Still, if I ever work on a 1948 canoe it will likely be an original Grumman.

Or, even better, my stolen 1960’s Monkey Wards Sea King. I still want that piece of family paddling history back. Hell, if I ever find it I want 25 years of rental fees.
 
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