Contact me at: rrcp@mts.net or by phone 204.878.2524

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Lots of stuff goes on in this shop, located in Lorette, Manitoba.

Primarily it's the building and repair of classic wood & canvas canoes, and the making of premium canoe paddles. I also do custom boat building, composite fabrication, and special projects. A growing passion of mine is the making of classical guitars, I'll post about that, too.


I want to be able to share with my clients the progress of their commissioned work. Later I started thinking that there might be other people who are interested in what goes on inside a wooden canoe shop operated by an artist and a recovering teacher.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, phone, or by post. My mailing address is:

Red River Canoe & Paddle
P.O. Box 78, Grp 4, RR 2
Lorette, Manitoba
Canada
R0A 0Y0




Friday, March 15, 2013


Now that the Tremblay is finished enough for varnish, the next canoe is an 18' Chestnut guide, a "Moses" model. Notice the very closely spaced ribs, which is what distinguishes the Guides fro the Cruisers, as well as the wonky gunnel line typical of Chestnuts that did not have the correct size thwarts.


 
 
 
 
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