A Genuine Canoe Building and Repair Shop
The canoe doctors at NorthWest Canoe will not only install Kevlar skid plates or replace rotten/broken wood components...but can do all sorts of projects to get you and your paddle craft back on the water!
See below how to get an estimate and into our schedule.
Extend the life of your canoe by applying Kevlar skid plates. If your canoe is a Royalex/T-formex hull (vinyl-ABS-foam sandwich); it's time for skid plates when lighter colored ABS material or foam core starts showing. If it's a composite canoe (Kevlar, fiberglass, carbon, etc.), exposed fabric on the bow or stern means it's time. Have a composite kayak? Skid strips look cool!
We offer both wood and aluminum gunwales. Gunwales stiffen, strengthen and protect the edges of the hull to help hold the shape of the boat and preserve it under all foreseeable uses and abuses. Gunwales also must be strong enough to support the seats, thwarts and yoke under all conditions. Need new gunwales...not sure? See below to send us an email.
Disasters happen...vehicles, tree limbs, river rocks, hail stones and wind storms can all play a part. When your hull is broken and twisted and you wonder whether it's worth repairing, send us an email. If it is a composite or ABS layered hull....you can most likely paddle that boat again!
Seats wear out, deck-plates and yokes can crack or rot, Let our experts give your old canoe new life and a new look.