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Some Details of our 26' North Country Canoes
|Our hand-crafted steam-bend gunwales extend
beyond the top of the canoe so that when turned over, the gunwales will
support the weight of the boat.
The white trim at the ends is hand polished gel coat and not simply painted on.
The birchbark finish gives the canoe a look of authenticity.
|The supports for the mast are fastened with epoxy, and the
ash seats are fastened with stainless steel screws. The raised keel
provideds a foot brace to help smaller paddlers push themselves to one
side of the boat. It is included in all 36' boats and is optional
in the 26' boats.
Slots in the gunwales permit drainage when the canoe is inverted.
All wooden parts are given 3 coats of the finest marine varnish before they are installed to ensure that all sides are protected and make the deluxe model an object of great beauty
|The standard model of the North Country has an integrated, zero-maintenance,
fibreglass gunwale, and single seat support stringers.
This model also lacks the mast support of the deluxe model as well as the raised keel, both of these items may be seen in the photo of the deluxe model shown above.
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