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Re: My first

October 17 2013, 8:06 AM 

As Barry mentioned the apparent middle joint, I wonder if you were in large waves and the bow and stern are on wave peaks while the middle of the canoe is in a trough - would that create enough stress to snap it in half? If the canoe has lots of usage wear I would be less concerned but might avoid paddling in large swells head-on or from the stern.


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Re: My first

October 17 2013, 5:51 PM 

I've already stashed her away out of the rain and soon to come snow, but will possibly take her back out this weekend to look her over and see what I'm into. I'm pretty sure it's two halves but I'll figire that out for sure soon.

Here's a bit closer look.
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Got some feedback ...

November 2 2013, 10:58 AM 

I'd left an inquiry on the NoahsMarine forum and just now got an answer from "ancient kayaker" ..


"From what I have been able to find the center rib is typical of an Ellery. I think you are correct: the two halves were identical, built on the same mold then fastened with the center rib before the hull was glassed using polyester resin. Not a good build method IMHO. Perhaps Ron Ellery was working in a very small workshop . . .

Your unit looks hogged which is not unexpected. The good news is, the glass should come off more easily than if it had been epoxied if you're planning a restoration.

More information at Canadian Canoe Routes and there's a nice restored model at Chalmers Boat Repair - the image really highlights the separate halves of the hull."


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http://www.ABRweb.ca .. Algonquin Backcountry Recreationalists - Caring for Algonquin's Backcountry
http://www.abrweb.ca/docs/ABR-LNT-L50S.pdf .. Backcountry of Algonquin Park Leave No Trace Outdoor Skills and Ethics

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