Repairs & Recanvassing

Like a good piece of furniture, wood canvas canoes are designed to facilitate repairs and rejuvenation.

We have rebuilt canoes which have been run over by cars, crushed by falling trees, scorched by vandals, blown off car roof racks and smashed around on bedrock by severe winds. One canoe was prematurely cut in half for bookshelves and we were asked to put it back together.

Sometimes there are unfortunate collisions with rocks while running a rapid. Most frequently, though, the canvas has done its time, or the canoe has been poorly stored in damp situations. We are never reluctant to say when we think a repair or rebuilding job is going to be too costly.

Recanvas: new canvas, filler, 3 coats of paint.
- Headwaters Canoes$850
- Other Makes$950
Outside gunwales, one piece ash, installed$175- $250/ pair
Brass stembands installed$100/ pair
Ribs (price depends on location in canoe).
- Headwaters Canoes$40-$50
- Other Makes$50-$70
Sheeting or Planking
- 3"$5.00/ ft.
- 4"$6.00/ ft.
End and Stem repairs$100-$200
Replace rib end$30 each
New keel$200

Parts & Materials Sold Separately

Canvas #10$25/ yard
Canvas #8$28/ yard
Canvas Filler$85/ 5 litres
Rib Blanks$8
Sheeting or Planking
- 3"$3.00/ ft
- 4"$3.50/ ft
Outside gunwales 18', one piece white ash$140-$160/ pair
Babiche or Rawhide Seats $90/ each
Brass Stemband; 4' with holes drilled$35/ each
Brass Tacks$58/ lb
Canoe Paint$45/ litre