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Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
The canoe at one time was covered with fiberglass that luckily didn’t cause too many problems and was easy to remove.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
She is sitting in my shop ready to be work on.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
The breasthook’s at both ends needed to be replaced, as well as a few areas of the planking.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
The inner gunnel also needed to be replaced as it lost its strength and any shape. Making new gunnel for the inside, laminating the shape into the last 20in at both ends.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
The new inner gunnels installed.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Fitting the new white oak breasthook
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
  1. The breasthook’s installed were thicker than needed and then after installed they were shaped to have a slight camber on top.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Sarah, the canoe owner, is filling the hull seems with a redlead putty.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Laying out the canvas getting ready to make a hammock to set the canoe into.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
  1. The canvas hammock is stretched using a come-along at one end
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Inside view of the canoe
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Stapled the canvas onto the hull using stainless staples, after nailing it on with 1in silicon bronze ring nail.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Canvas on; now just have to finish the ends.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Onside stretched and nailed to stem first.
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Then the other side
 
Tony Grove: Restoring Peterborough Canoe
Canvas installed and the weave was filled with a traditional matrix of linseed oils and fillers and left to dry for a month, now ready for paint and some more woodworking.
 

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