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Wood Canvas Canoe Repair Series: Session B: Ribs & Planking

Course Overview

Breathe some life into that old wood-canvas canoe in the rafters and turn it into a classic wooden canoe suitable to be paddled for another generation or two. The process of repairing a wood canvas canoe can be a daunting journey that requires careful planning and prioritizing. To help you on your way, expert builder Jeanne Bourquin offers a series of repair courses, each focusing on a different step along the way and offered throughout the year. Bring your canoe and take the whole series from start to finish over the course of a year, or go a la carte and pick and choose the steps you need help with your own project. Participants are encouraged to bring a partner to help complete the work at no additional charge. Session B: Step Two: Making and Steambending Ribs/Replacing Ribs and Planking Day One you will each make 2 or 3 ribs and bend them over your canoe to dry. The next day you will replace those ribs and learn how to replace broken planking. Both days we will be removing broken ribs and planking, and talking about how to keep your canoe “fair” while you replace your ribs. Please bring a partner to work with you.

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