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After 19 years of paddling on 20 lakes and rivers from Lake Michigan to Florida, including many rocky rapids on Ohio rivers, Glen Rahtz saw that his canoe was ready for some attention. He built the red cedar and redwood hull from plans in Canoe magazine. To restore her, he stripped off the fiberglass sheathing, sanded the hull and applied polyester fiberglass. All of the wood trim was removed and replaced: the gunwales are yellow pine, the bow decking is mahogany, and the seats are ash. Glen says that the "restoration is the beginnig of another 20 years of use and enjoyment."
Lakes and rivers of southwest Ohio
Canoe magazine plans
October 30, 2010