Mystery boat

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Peter Cheshire
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Mystery boat

Post by Peter Cheshire » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:09 am

Hi All,

First post and after some advice.

Got a canoe off some friends that is in a little need of TLC.

I have no idea what type of canoe it is or what it's designed for doing.

A lot of the wood is rotten but the fiberglass part seems in very good condition.

Would it be worth/doable replacing the seats with webbed seats and fitting a kneeling thwart as well as removing the end cubby holes and replacing with airbags?




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Re: Mystery boat

Post by jamiemagee » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:56 am

First step for me would be removing all wood work and making that good.

Then I'd stick some airbags in and a seat and go for it.

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Re: Mystery boat

Post by Chris Bolton » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:32 am

Several people have been in the same position with that model of canoe, see here. You might find somebody who knows more about the design if you add on to that thread. It looks to me like a general purpose lake canoe rather than a river canoe. I would try paddling it, as it is, and see how it paddles, then spend the time replacing the gunwales etc if you're happy with it.

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Re: Mystery boat

Post by Jim » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:12 pm

It would make sense for it to be a lake canoe carrying the name Huron....
I think it would look good with some new woodwork, those laminated thwarts look quite nice as they are (although a little heavy perhaps?).

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Re: Mystery boat

Post by Peter Cheshire » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:13 pm

Thanks all.

Spent about an hour removing the end hatches which pretty much split apart with no force due to age and wear. Air bags and some rope getting ordered to replace them.

The gunnels are not really in great shape either. I was debating replacing them with some plastic/alluminium ones. Would this be easy enough rather than going back down the wood route?

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