Wednesday 28 March 2012

FOR SALE: 16' cedarstrip

Collected out of a boat house on Lake Muskoka, this is a circa 1977 16' cedarstrip canoe built in Burleigh Falls, Ontario by the Kawartha Metis. They are reminiscent of boats built by Peterborough Canoe Company, Lakefield, The Canadian Canoe Company and so many others from before the turn of the last century into the mid-1900s. Check back to follow the progress on this boat. It has two piece butternut decks and cherry kneeling thwarts, and will look stunning when done.
Our preferred method of transporting boats and canoes during the slop and salt of winter, the vehicles always have straps and plastic wrap since we never know what will turn up during our travels!
Now to unwrap and get her ready for the water for spring. Work will include stripping, bleaching and oiling the hull prior to varnishing, as many as 6 or 7 coats. This canoe will require new steam bent coamings and kingplanks on the decks, originally ash and missing they will be done in cherry to compliment the kneeling thwarts. Floorboards will also be made to complete this tender, fast paddler.
UPDATE: boat is nearing completion, with new cherry coamings and kingplanks to match kneeling thwarts, originals made of ash were no longer serviceable and were a poor match.
Boat is nearing completion, with the decks completed and brass stembands to go on. A new set of floorboads will be milled, and she hits the water. A very nice all round example of an all-wood Canadian boat, like those built since before the turn of the last century, and before canvas covered boats were common.

Hang it in the boathouse and cottage, or leave it dockside to be ready for paddling at a moments notice.

To purchase this boat call or email us for more information.

UPDATE: Sold, gone to a new home in Niagara.