In August of 1996, I learned of a canoe of undetermined vintage which was to be thrown away due to its deteriorated state. Having rented or borrowed, but never owned my own canoe, I figured that this was a great opportunity to acquire one and, in the process, learn more about design and construction.
I had a couple of decades of furniture building behind me, so I felt comfortable with working with wood.
Once I had stripped off the fibreglass, I suspected that this canoe was originally covered with canvas.
In my search to establish the canoe's "pedigree", I found dragonflycanoe.com
. The deck designs on their website helped narrow down the builder and some other details.