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#499379 - 12/28/14 07:42 AM canoe preservation  
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julie babcock Offline
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Any idea how to preserve a dugout canoe? Or who in Belize might know?

#499395 - 12/29/14 05:36 AM Re: canoe preservation [Re: julie babcock]  
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Would assume a woodworker would know. Chaa Creek makes wooden canoes, so they would certainly know

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#499401 - 12/29/14 09:44 AM Re: canoe preservation [Re: julie babcock]  
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You might try Norman Eiley at El Fogon. He's a wooden boat builder extraordinaire.

#499405 - 12/29/14 01:56 PM dugout canoe information  
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A 24'wooden canoe washed up by our pier in San Pedro yesterdat. Who do I contact for preservation information? And/or who might know its age or what kind of wood it is? Could be it belongs in a museum. [Linked Image]
thank you

#499409 - 12/29/14 04:56 PM Re: dugout canoe information [Re: julie babcock]  
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Probably lost in Rio Dulce and washed out to sea is my guess. See the responses to your original post yesterday for preservation tips. I would suggest keeping out of the sun as it might dry out and crack.

#499427 - 12/30/14 08:19 AM Re: canoe preservation [Re: julie babcock]  
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You might also call the Museum of Belize in Belize City. They might have information or someone who would know.

#499428 - 12/30/14 09:57 AM Re: canoe preservation [Re: julie babcock]  
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Combined the posts...

#499431 - 12/30/14 12:28 PM Re: canoe preservation [Re: julie babcock]  
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We've recently been using something called rot terminator on older wood that has been in a lot of weather, and it is effective. Castilos can get if for you. It was recommended to us by a person who used it in the restoration of old wooden homes.

#499433 - 12/30/14 01:24 PM Re: canoe preservation [Re: julie babcock]  
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julie babcock Offline
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Thanks All,
Norman Eiley has promised to come by to take a look. It's being moved into the shade and we'll fill it again with water. I'll start on the Belize City contacts - museums, NICH, archeology dept - after the holidays.
Happy New Year

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