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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2018, 5:31 pm 
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I just acquired an early 60's Chestnut prospector canoe in need of repair. Its in very good condition, need one gunnel replaced and a new canvas installed. Can any one recommend a company or person that is experienced in this type of work?
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jim
i am in toronto


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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2018, 6:58 pm 
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Buckhorn Canoe Company has a very good reputation and he is an expert on everything Chestnut Canoes.
http://www.buckhorncanoes.com/


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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2018, 7:43 pm 
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thank you!


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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2018, 6:38 am 
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Carrying Place in Kleinburg.

http://www.carryingplacecanoeworks.on.c ... store.html

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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2018, 11:29 am 
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Hi JM,

I'm a Chestnut owner too- Pal, Bobs and Prospector Fort!
Just to add to what Robin sand Frozentripper have already said:
Dick Persson of Buckhorn is a real resource for all things wood canvas- especially Peterboroughs and Chestnuts. He recently delivered a number of lectures on the Chestnuts, their construction and history at the Wooden Canoe Assembly in Peterborough.
Carry Place Canoe from my information is no longer in the canoe business- when i contacted them last year for materials i was informed they were no done.
They are a couple of other resources in Toronto.
Peter at TenderCraft Boat shop in West Toronto not only stocks all the wood, canvas and hardware you'll need to do repairs yourself, he also does restorations! I picked up planking and ribs there earlier this year. I know for a fact he has Chestnut decals and Chestnut literature. tendercraftboats.com
And there's Noahs Marine just off Kipling. They also have a ton of canoe supplies and while they may not do repairs, they'll steer you to those that do in TO.
The Complete Paddler off QEW in Etobicoke will also be able to put you in touch with repairers- last time in there they had a couple of cedar canvas Hurons for sale.

Cheers!
Bruce


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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2018, 6:40 pm 
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And if you have a yard, basement or garage and some time, pick up the book "This Old Canoe" by Mike Elliot. He will explain all you need to know from stripping varnish to canvasing to mixing your own filler. Restoring your own canoe is not hard with this book and very rewarding.


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PostPosted: September 3rd, 2018, 8:40 pm 
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thank you everyone..............i will try to post pictures of the canoe


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