by Steve on December 30, 2011

Cedar Island CheemaunOriginally built almost 20 years ago (we think) she’s now better than ever. The beauty of these boats is there is almost always a means to renew them. In our disposable society it gives me great satisfaction to do this work. All this canoe suffered from was neglect. Her hull remains original although I did strip the interior back to bare wood – a task that shouldn’t have been necessary at her age. New canvas, filler, paint, rails, varnish, plus re-caning the seats and she’s ready once again.

The brass stem bands were cleaned up, polished and re-used. Most of the bronze screws used to attach the stem bands and outer rails were also re-used. The small screws used on the stem bands are insignificant but price up 60 or so 1-5/8″ #8 silicon bronze wood screws – that’s dinner and a beer or two.


Cedar Island Cheemaun

Cedar Island Cheemaun

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