WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A CANOE RESTORATION?
Every restoration project is different and the scope of work depends upon the condition of the canoe and the client's desires and budget. Below is an outline of the process for a typical canoe restoration.
We start each project with a thorough assessment of a boat's condition and provide an estimate for the total cost of restoration before beginning work.
Typical stages of a restoration project
Visual inspection of the canoe to create an estimate for necessary repairs
Disassembly and removal of old canvas and damaged parts, stripping of finishes, removal of hardware
Replacement or repair of all damaged and rotten wooden parts, including ribs, planking, stems, decks, seats, thwarts, rails, and re-caning of seats if necessary
Installation of a new mildew-resistant filled canvas outer shell
Application of new varnish to interior and new paint over exterior canvas
Re-installation of all components and hardware