Contact me at: or by phone 204.878.2524

Join in the conversation on our
Facebook page

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
24249 River Rd
Lorette, Manitoba
R5K 0Z6

Friday 19 July 2013

A Carbon-Tec Souris River canoe came in for some repair work. The tie down straps from the bow were a bit loose during transport and the car wheels rolled over them pulling the entire bow of the canoe down rather suddenly. You can see how the gunnels were bent. So, a full gunnel replacement was required. Also, the hull surface had some sort of peeling and yellowing finish on it and that required a LOT of sanding and then a coat of varnish to make it look a lot better.

Posted by Picasa

No comments: