Wood and canvas canoes were popular before plastic and composite boats became mainstream. There's something about being in a wood boat that I completely enjoy, they are quiet, smooth and at home in their natural surroundings. Popular to common belief wood canoes are incredibly strong and easy to repair. They generally weigh about the same as fiberglass canoes and if stored properly can be kept in mint condition longer than other construction methods as they are more easily refurbished. In the past few years I have built boats from skin-on-frame, plywood, strip-plank and composite techniques but never found the opportunity to do restoration work on any of the old classics.
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The whole idea of building a canoe with wood and canvas was to have a vessel that lives and breathes. These canoes work in the natural environment and are part of it. They are held together with tacks and screws — no glue.
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