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  BIRCHBARK REPLICA CANOES
  Posted by: kraut1947 on Mar-30-13 10:20 PM (EST)
   Category: Canoes 

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A REASONABLE PRICED FIBERGLASS BIRCHBARK REPLICA CANOE.

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  Previous post?
  Posted by: wccanoe on Apr-02-13 9:03 AM (EST)
Did you see the results of your previous post?

http://www.paddling.net/message/showThread.html?fid=chat&tid=1601173
 
 
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  Posted by: willowleaf on Apr-02-13 2:36 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Apr-02-13 2:39 PM EST --

I doubt there is much market for such a thing so your desire for "reasonably priced" is probably a pipe dream. If you just want "the look", you could buy a stock canoe and just paint it yourself or hire somebody to give it a paint job. Or build your stitch and glue or woodstrip canoe from a kit and paint it up.

Watch your local Craigslist ads for old canoes for sale. Back in the 50's and 60's there seemed to be faux birchbark canoes around with funky paint jobs. I have come across old Michicraft boats with that sort of finish listed for sale. A vintage canvas on frame Old Town could be painted to look fairly authentic.

Are you looking for this just for display purposes or do you actually hope to paddle it, like for black powder or Mountain Man "authenticity" get-togethers?

Google is your friend. Try searching "reproduction birchbark canoes"

 
 
  Old American Fiberlite canoes often
  Posted by: Yanoer on Apr-02-13 4:58 PM (EST)
had a birch bark paint job, but looked nothing like traditional birch bark canoes.

They can be bought used from $100 to $300 pretty regularly.

Sometimes listed as Sears fiberglass canoes.
 
 
  bark canoe
  Posted by: rblturtle on Apr-03-13 6:12 AM (EST)
there used to ba a bark canoe company that had a website for fiberglass canoes.a search should find it. novacraft has a birchbark look option.
turtle
 
 
  bark canoes
  Posted by: rblturtle on Apr-04-13 8:05 AM (EST)
go the the bark canoe store website.they have several different fiberglass models.
turtle
 

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