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O/t canoe holders

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Lawrence Hamilton, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Lawrence Hamilton

    Lawrence Hamilton Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hi can someone give me measurements. I have the wood & firehose to mahe them. Thank You from Portage Lakes Ohio.
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town Canoe display racks like the one shown below (without the sign on top) are about 92 inches high by 72 inches wide with arms that are about 40 inches long and slant down at about 10 degrees. There are also two diagonal cross braces in an 'x' on the back which are roughly 89 inches long. All of the wood is around 1.5 inches thick except for the cross braces which are around one inch thick. Let me know if you want more details.

    Benson
     

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  3. M Grallert

    M Grallert Trout Whisperer

    Ot decals

    This picture got me wondering when the OT canoes started getting the Decals amidships.
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    Matthew
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Page six of the 1954 catalog is the first time that the Old Town script lettering was shown on the side of a canoe. The message at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=2430 has more details about this topic.

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    Lawrence Hamilton

    Lawrence Hamilton Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Canoe holder?

    Thanks for getting back with me. What I was looking for was the one you use to work on a canoe with the firehose straps going a cross them. Thank You Lawrence H.
     
  6. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Mine are 27" wide, 26" tall... adjust to taste. Sometimes I wish it were taller, but other times I'm glad it's not. Depends on what I'm doing. :rolleyes:

    Old carpet works well, in place of firehose.
     
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    Lawrence Hamilton

    Lawrence Hamilton Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Canoeholder

    Thanks pklonowski. I was thinking of makeing them adj. up an down. That would make so you can stand upan work on the canoe. LH
     
  8. Jon k

    Jon k Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Check out the canoeguys blog he has a section on building what I think you are looking for good luck Jon K;
     
  9. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    The dimensions on the pictured rack are -- height 3 ft, width 2' 8". The slings are made from an old beach towel, and their length can be adjusted removing one of the clamping blocks.
     

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  10. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    additional photo

    here is a pair of sawhorses from my extensive sawhorse collection. I have some adaptations to Greg's version.
    I have a flat board that sits atop the sawhorse and has trim piece afixed to the ends and sides of the ends of the boards so that it stays put. i also have brackets on the horses down low that hold the flat boards when they are not being used. I use scrap canvas for the hammock portion.

    You can never have too many sawhorses or clamps.
     

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  11. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson LOVES Wooden Canoes

    deeper

    My sling is deeper than others I have seen, an accident of not having seen others before I built mine, but it holds the canoe very firmly 360 degrees and has the added advantage that when I needed to bend ribs I could drop the sling and add a temporary strongback to shim the ribs tight to the keel line. The fire hose really works well and doesn't stretch or wear out.
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    Lawrence Hamilton

    Lawrence Hamilton Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Canoe holder

    Thanks Dave & Nolan Soon as I get my snow plow ready for whats about to come I can get working on the sawhores you gus are a lot of help Im new at this. I had alum. an fiberglass canoes. Now I have a 1939 o/t needs a lot of work.Ill be joining WCHA before long. Thanks to all of you. LH:)
     
  13. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    I've never felt comfortable using old carpet as sling material, so I get flat nylon webbing, and string it through carpet to soften it's contact with the canoe.

    It's much stronger then a piece of old carpet, and thin enough to easily run though "block to clamp and adjust the length.

    As Dave says, you can't have too many sawhorses, and I use std flat top ones when needed.

    Dan
     
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    Lawrence Hamilton

    Lawrence Hamilton Curious about Wooden Canoes

    o/t canoe holder

    Thanks Dan for your idea. Lawrence H.:)
     
  15. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

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    Lawrence Hamilton

    Lawrence Hamilton Curious about Wooden Canoes

    o/t canoe holder

    Thanks Greg I had seen that set up. I was thinking of makeing the sawhorse an make two routing in the boards that would slid up an down to make it higher or lower. I hope you understand what Im trying to say. Thank You Lawrence H. When I do it Ill send pics. Sometime in spring. :(
     

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