It’s been too wet and chilly in north central California to work outside on my Old Town Wahoo sailing canoe.
And the local lakes are filled to the brim with cold, just melted Sierra snow and ice water, not perfect for tippy experimental canoes.
So I’ve had plenty of time to think about rigging my vintage sailing canoe, and searching for ideas.
The web has lots of DIY canoe rig pics as examples. And I don’t mind the delay from the chilly damp Spring as the Great Valley will soon be enough hot enough to melt lead on my car hood.
And the literally record breaking snow and rain means the lakes will be perfect this summer when it finally warms up.
An elegant and simple DIY rig. Note added inflatable flotation bag in bow. Image via americancanoe.
So here are some good ideas for me on how to convert my daggerboard canoe (with missing daggerboards) into a flip-up leeboard type with a removable thwart.
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