Canvassing Lou's Canoe - video
Well, as promised here is a brief expose' on how to canvas one big honkin' canoe.
I would have had a few more details, but I was very busy and trying to shoot at the same time. This is the upside down canvas method. Basically, the canvas is stretched just enough to get the wrinkles out and then another crank or two on the come-along. The canvas is pulled tight along the inwales with canvas pliers and then the canvas is secured through the planking, rib and inwale with a 9/16's monel or stainless staple at each rib location. The stems are done up with tacks or 3/8's in. staples.
We canvassed the boat in a little more that 2 hours.
The weave of the canvas will be filled next.
"Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. " - Thoreau