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01-21-2004, 07:10 PM
Came up on the sailing canoe mailing list.
[ 01-21-2004, 08:12 PM: Message edited by: brian.cunningham ]
01-21-2004, 07:19 PM
DROOL!! Absolute DROOL. Especially that georgeous fan drop keel!!
I remember a thread involving Todd on the subject some time ago and toyed with building one into my Mack. Toyed indeed, far beyond my capacities I fear.
Somewhere in here I think.
01-21-2004, 07:27 PM
01-21-2004, 10:46 PM
Magnificent details. Wow ! Telescoping brass centerboard segments.
01-21-2004, 11:24 PM
You can still buy those folding centerboards:
Springfield Fan Centerboard Co. (00)
20 Treetop Avenue
Springfield, MA 01118
Supplier of hard to find brass and bronze hardware for wood canoes and boats. Repair and restoration of wood/canvas canoes. Sailing canoe knowledge and supplies.
01-22-2004, 10:30 PM
Yeah, but they're about $800 and you still need to build a boat to hang it on! It should be a beauty and it's in the hands of one of the best canoe restorers. I'll have to start bugging him about getting a ride in it when it's done. It should finish-up something like this:
01-23-2004, 12:36 AM
$800 doesn't seem all that expensive for that centerboard.
01-23-2004, 02:46 AM
$800 seems really expensive for ANY centerboard to me, but then again $375 for a paddle must seem reasonable to me, since I have a couple of them, so go figure....
01-23-2004, 11:25 AM
Anyone who wants more information about how these fan centerboards are assembled can go to www.uspto.gov (http://www.uspto.gov) and search for patent number 319,930. It looks like there is enough information in the patent to actually construct one of these things. Will be interesting to see how the actual board compares with the patent description.
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