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, July 19, 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.

 
 
 
 
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