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Canoe restoration of a 1929 Old Town Yankee (Read 9717 times)
01/10/10 at 20:00:55

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Hello all.  Off of the MR340 message board, I have to make an admission.  I have been lacking on my training.  Why, You might ask.  I have been spending a ton of my spare time on a winter project...The restoration of an old 1929 Yankee wood and canvas canoe.  I would like to share some pictures of my efforts.  Please indulge me with this show and tell. 

First is the canoe the way it started.
 

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Reply #1 - 01/10/10 at 20:09:36

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Ouch!
 

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Reply #2 - 01/10/10 at 20:34:59

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Starting some of the repairs.  Here we have prepared some of the planking to be replaced.
 

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Reply #3 - 01/10/10 at 20:42:00

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Problems with the stem and stern as well.  So to begin fixing, all of the parts came off.  Decks, thwarts, and seats.  The inside was sanded back.  The western cedar planks were rejuvinated.  The stem and stern inwales ends were redone.
 

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Reply #4 - 01/10/10 at 20:45:29

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The planks were replaced.
 

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Reply #5 - 01/10/10 at 20:48:12

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planks replaced
 

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Reply #6 - 01/10/10 at 20:54:38

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All sanded and rejuvinated, time to varnish
 

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Reply #7 - 01/10/10 at 21:00:42

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2 coats of varnish on the inside
 

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Reply #8 - 01/10/10 at 21:04:47

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A canvas envelope is made, the boat is placed in it, and then the canvas is streched and stapled on.
 

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Reply #9 - 01/10/10 at 21:08:41

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All canvased.  Next the canvas must be filled with a clay like paint.
 

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Reply #10 - 01/10/10 at 21:11:33

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The filler is applied.  Ultimately three coats of filler are applied.
 

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Reply #11 - 01/10/10 at 21:14:40

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Each coat of filler is rubbed into the canvas with canvas gloves.
 

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Reply #12 - 01/10/10 at 21:18:16

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The canvas is now filled and the cannoe is ready to have the parts put back on and painted.

This is where I am now.  More pictures are to come.
 

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Reply #13 - 01/11/10 at 10:04:02

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Wow. Amazing transformation!
 
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Reply #14 - 01/11/10 at 13:14:30

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Nice work Wally!
 
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Reply #15 - 02/19/11 at 13:40:09

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Hey I just wanted to put up an update on this project.  I am getting close to the finish line.  Here is a picture of the inside of he hull after it has been sanded and varnished.
 

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Reply #16 - 02/19/11 at 13:48:58

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And a couple of her with new outwales and her new paint job (the blue is masking tape that had not been taken off yet).
 

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Reply #17 - 02/19/11 at 13:56:36

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another one

 

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Reply #18 - 02/19/11 at 14:01:22

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Interesting side note, the canoe that is behind mine on the center shelf has historical significance in canoe racing.  It is the canoe that Gene Jensen and Tom Estes used to win their first Minneapolis Aquatennial Canoe Race in 1949. The Aquatennial was a 500 mile 10 day race that began near Bemidji MN. and ended on the Mississippi River.  The canoe is a Peterborough Canoe Co. "Canadian Strip" built model number 1430 William English racing canoe built in the mid 1940's.



 

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Reply #19 - 02/19/11 at 17:27:17

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Nice work.  Racing this on in the 340?  I think the capes would look great in it.
 
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