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PostPosted: December 15th, 2006, 1:39 pm 
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Rolf Kraiker wrote:


This is probably a venus and mars thing - if I were to go with eggplant I would go much darker - kinda blackberry or mulberry - (again Siren1 and I seem to have the same taste :wink: )

What is really nice if you go red and don't like the darker hues is a brighter orangey-red with tan....it has a mediterranean feel to it. (maybe too feminine?)

If you want to maintain the antique look, I like Ralphs original brown leather colour -you could add gold accents to bring out the colour. I am imagining rich brown leather the colour of equine tack with brass clips 8)

I really love colour /decorating - hate the work that goes along with it :x

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Don't laugh at this but
can a person paint a lightly sanded gelcoat with a standard enamel based
paint or does it have to be heavy epoxy based?
(Don't want to add much weight)

I'm thinking my puke green shearwater could use a little
sprucing up after looking at all those beauties shown above.

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Didn't expect this many replies, thanks to all.

Audiohio wrote:
Hooligan ... I notice the third photo you posted, the canoe sitting on horses out on the lawn, is one of Northwoods Canoe's projects ...

Yep. That’s what Google does . . .I’m not prejudice; I’ll plagiarise anyone!

siren1 wrote:
Are you still calling it Antique?

The Thompson fits is a few of the categories of “antique”. It is old, it is historic and there is a substantial financial value for it. From what I have been able to research, which is actually very little, is that this canoe may be the last of its line. Thompson stopped making canoes in the mid 20’s and went into boat production. Some have told me that it should be in a museum. Not yet anyway. This ones gonna get wet!

BTW, this is not a Thompson Bros. canoe from south of the border. Tag reads
Jas. A Thompson
Boatbuilder
Hamilton Ontario

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big fan of no. 1 :o 8) :D

I’m going for #1 also. The canoe in the photo was ordered by the Rockefeller family in 1916. That stripe you see is 22 karat gold leaf.
The restorer is balking at black. It is the most demanding paint for a perfect finish. Lots of extra work in the filler to remove every blemish and imperfection. Who knows, when I hear the price I may change my mind :o

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I'm partial to blue. I have a print of Homer Winslow's "The Blue Boat" in my office. (Although it is an Adirondack guide boat and not a canoe.)

My next boat will definitely be blue (if I have a choice.)


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Grue or Bleen.


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My favorite canoe color, antique or otherwise, is burnished aluminum, with a gneiss patina :wink: .

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my two cents is that even though I have a yellow canoe, and love the look of the dark red/wine coloured ones I see - I would have trouble not putting it back to its' original colour. It just seems right to me. The fancy painted canoes are very cool but it would be my personal preference that an antique boat look antique and original - i am not sure it would have occurred to me to do anything else. .....by chance you wanted a boring old opinion to go with all the rockin' ones.

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Ted asked about paint types.

The best (lightest and most durable) is a two part polyurethane like DuPont Imron or one of the marine equivalents available at almost any marine store. You can also use plain old enamel if the price of urethane causes heart palpitations.

Regarding hooligan's original question - paint it a colour you like and forget everyone's well meaning opinions. It is, after all, your canoe. You clearly have good taste.

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Jwinters wrote:
- paint it a colour you like and forget everyone's well meaning opinions.


8)

well . . . well. . . well . . . . . . .
L :o K who has showed up
to get his Christmas Bonus-
will it be a Turkey?
or a bottle of Scotch

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forget everyone's well meaning opinions


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well meaning- why does that hurt my ear so?
A-hem, we are the 'taste' po-lice at this here Site
and we don't want Hooligan making a BIG mistake on his investment
so we were all just sitting around bouncing off some idea-ers
well meaning indeed
Turkey for you!

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hooligan wrote:
Any opinions / thoughts / comments?

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The four words that can get you into more trouble than you bargained for on CCR :D

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I love this yellow: Seliga Valspar yellow

If black is too costly, you could paint it part black and part yellow for a great Iowa Hawkeye look.


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If you give me anything give me the turkey, Siren. I don't like the taste of scotch.

OK, I don't like turkey much either.

If you really cared you would send me a bottle of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc.
:D

That would get me past the turkey.

"Taste police?" Oh Dear, oh Dear. :o

I can see it now. A new outdoor adventure show "What Not To Paddle" or maybe "Queer Eye for the Straight Paddler".

OH Yes. Jerry Bruckheimer, your domination of TV programing is on the way out.

Love it. :D

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Jwinters wrote:
I can see it now. A new outdoor adventure show "What Not To Paddle" or maybe "Queer Eye for the Straight Paddler".



So Ralphie's a little left of centre...he has GREAT colour choices. And Brown or Moraccan Red - what's queer bout that? Blackberry - that's a classic - very macho too - I've seen some big honkin red necks driving blackberry sports cars.

Ever heard of candy apple red? How gay is that? NOT- according to GM since they chose that colour for their vintage corvettes (64, 67)

Well JW I can forgive a lapse in judgement every now and then you cause you are good at building things.

Merry Christmas!
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General question about Black. Langford, and maybe many canoe companies, have this way cool black colour, kind of waffly looking paint, (reminds me of a black panther, there are spots there but only in certain light and angles). It is just awesome. But we discussed at the time how hard that canoe would be to see upside down on a heavy and cloudy day, especially on big lakes when the waves are a foot high and the water is almost black? Anyone else share these concerns generally? Maybe I am too worried about a rare occurrance.

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