Repairing Canoes

One of the great things about wood-canvas canoes is that all the parts can be replaced so it is possible to return a canoe of any age back to first-class condition. Repairs and restorations range from from basic re-canvassing  through to complex re-builds which require machining new parts and tinting to match the original.

Repairs to a section of planking

Adding half-ribs to strengthen the bottom of the hull

Filling the new canvas with a traditional silica filler

A restored Old Town Trapper: spliced stems, five new ribs, planking, canvas and filler

New decks and ash gunnels

Adding wood trim to plastic canoes ......