I am fortunate in owning an 18
ft. "Greenwood" cedar canvas canoe.
Thanks to Barb Dobree for the copies of the catalogues.
notes on refinishing job
During the Spring of 2001 I stripped and revarnished the interior. A slow and boring job. I did not remove the canvas during this process, consequently I was very carefull in applying the stripper, using as little as possible and mopping up the residue with wood chips. Before revarnishing, I painted the interior with a mixture of boiled linseed oil and turpentine, leaving it to "dry" for 2 weeks before varnishing with Epifanes spar varnish.
I also installed some "dutchmen" in the gunwhales where the thwarts attach. Bill Greenwood, like other old time builders, used ferrous fastenings on the thwarts and on the outwhales. The iron had reacted with the mahogany, producing a black stain and some wood degradation. I replaced the thwart carriage bolts with stainless steel (which are themselves slated for replacement with bronze), and used brass screws to re-attach the outwhales.
|Greenwood Canoe Catalog
the start of a canoe cart gallery
some pix of my Greenwood
Other Greenwood canoes