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




Paddles

I have been making premium paddles since the early 1990's.  I'll be profiling my efforts here.

 I offer quite a variety of paddle blade and grip combinations, all based on traditional types, and primarily touring paddles.

The most popular blades are either Beavertail, Malecite, or Voyageur styles,   The most popular grips are either my Classic, Northwoods, or the Voyageur style.  These are all hardwood with 1" x 1 1/8" shafts and book matched wood for the blades and grips.  Popular woods are Walnut, Birch, Maple, and Cherry. The blade tips have an epoxy tip with in integrated fiberglass panel locking it together. Finish is varnish on the blades, sealer varnish on shaft and grip with two coats of Tung oil over.

I have also refined a Free Style paddle for ardent Free Style enthusiasts; also a light weight cedar blade/shaft core paddle with hardwood shaft faces and grip, and epoxy blade edgings, and light fiberglass coverings of the blade and shaft.

Prices are $220 for Classic and Voyageur grips on hardwood paddles. 
$240 for Northwoods.
$250 for lightweight and Free Style.

Custom artwork or inscriptions are available and are priced based upon complexity.

Shipping is extra an based upon destination.

2 comments:

Len Beck said...

I received a red river paddle as a gift. It's numbered #59 July 1992. Some damage to end of blade. All in all it's in great shape. Beautiful paddle. Apparently worth much more than my canoe. What can you tell me about it and refinishing? Thank you, Len

Len Beck said...

I received a red river paddle as a gift. It's numbered #59 July 1992. Some damage to end of blade. All in all it's in great shape. Beautiful paddle. Apparently worth much more than my canoe. What can you tell me about it and refinishing? Thank you, Len