Cleaning up the Chestnut Chum

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I have been meaning to get to this canoe for a while, and it's slowly getting back into shape.

When I put the new canvas on 2 years ago, I only applied 2 coats of paint because I knew it would need to be painted again after a few trips. So I painted it a couple of weeks ago and and it looks good enough for a tripping canoe, it's only going to get scratched again and why add the extra weight of another coat.

Today I started on the wood, the gunnels where looking worse for wear and the ribs needed some touching up. I started with a light belt sanding and then finished up with the palm sander on the rails, then the palm sander and by hand on the ribs. Hopefully the weather will co-operate and I can get the canoe varnished quickly.




The Chum makes for a great little solo tripper, 15' x 30"
 
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I finished the sanding and varnished it with a coat of Epiphanes, ready to go "trippin,
A little touching up here and there, but she gets used heavy so I don't sweat the small paint flaws.









 
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Thanks, I just bought another Chum in need of restoration, I pick it up at the WCHA Assembley in Paul Smith's NY in July, nice winter project, it needs 1 rib, some plank, plus cosmetics. I be lovin' the Chestnut's


 
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