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PostPosted: April 3rd, 2013, 6:34 pm 
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I recently came across a 17' Chestnut Sailing canoe. It has most of rigging with it but no actual sail with it. I am hoping to find some original diagrams of the canoe with all of the rigging. I have looked aroud the web and have not been able to find out anything yet. Does anyone know where I could find this info??


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PostPosted: April 3rd, 2013, 8:36 pm 
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Try talking to Roger:

roger.macgregor@ivyleashirtco.com

He wrote the book "When the Chestnut was in Bloom"...he might be able to help!

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PostPosted: April 4th, 2013, 8:07 am 
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Here is a link with some pictures of it

http://www.canoeshelburne.com/canoe/17' ... canoe.html


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PostPosted: April 4th, 2013, 8:24 am 
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Benson or Dan might be able to help you.

http://www.wcha.org/wcha-historian-network/

but this service is only available to WCHA members.

Looks like a Hudson?

Here is a lateen sail rigged Chestnut..http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?3 ... g+chestnut . Seems Roger has it now.


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PostPosted: November 14th, 2013, 12:07 am 
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That looks a whole lot like the 18 footer that we picked up a while back. The only inidcation of it being a sailing canoe was the thwart with the mast hole cut in it. We originally thought it to be a Kildonan ( made locally in Winnipeg) but it was just not quite right for one of them.

Oddly enough though, ours has tapered ribs which just baffles the heck out of us.

Christy


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PostPosted: November 14th, 2013, 8:58 am 
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Here is a picture of Douglas Ingrahm (Red River Canoes and Paddles) working on a 20' Chestnut, he might be able to help you out.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... 108&type=1


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PostPosted: November 20th, 2013, 10:45 pm 
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The back end of that one looks very much like ours with the smaller transom than what a Kildonan has. Andre figures ours is a Pete/chestnut.

And as an aside, yes Doug does mess about with sailing canoes. In fact we traded him the sailing rig of our Canadian for some project he was working on. He wouild likely have some idea of what a chestnut sail should look like.

Christy


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