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Texturing on center half-ribs - 15' Greenwood

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by steve bennett, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. steve bennett

    steve bennett Curious about Wooden Canoes

    In examining my newly acquired 15' Greenwood, I discovered that two (the sternmost) of the center three half-ribs have had rather chunky grains of sand varnished onto them. Apparantly for traction, but not for when sitting in the seats. Standing? Poling? It it wide at 36" so I can imagine standing, but haven't done it yet. This seems to be original work. Might anyone know the purpose of this. Is it a feature of other canoe makers? Does it indicate anything about the vintage or provenance of the Greenwood.

    Thank you,
    Steve
     

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