Restorations

Orca Boats can also repair your wooden kayak, wooden canoe, or small boat. This includes repairing or restoring you cedar/canvas canoe, adding features such as rudders to existing kayaks, fixing minor gel coat damage, and repairing epoxy and cracks on many small boats. Contact Us for a quote. We will gladly come out and have a look at your boat. Free pick and delivery within a reasonable distance.

Cedar/Canvas Heritage Canoes

Some of the repairs may include:
• Replacing broken ribs
• Replace or repairing gunwales
• Re-canvassing and repainting
• Installing new decks
• Removing or repairing wood rot
• Complete rebuilds
• And much more

Wood/Epoxy and/or Fiberglass Kayaks

Some of the repairs may include:
• Replacing or repairing foot pedals
• Repairing gel coatings
• Repairing wood damage
• Adding rudders
• Repairing cracked hulls
• Complete rebuilds
• And much more

Wood/Epoxy and/or Fiberglass Canoes

Some of the repairs may include:
• Replacing gunwales and decks
• Repairing cracked hulls
• Replace or repairing wood gunwales
• Replacing metal gunwales with wood trim
• Complete rebuilds
• And much more

This old cedar/epoxy canoe was completely restored by first repairing the rotten internal stems and filling old screw holes where gunwales were attached. New gunwales, decks, and external stems were added, the hull sanded and patched in places followed by several new coats of varnish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wood/epoxy kayak had to be abandoned in rough water by the paddler. The boat blew onto shore before Search and Rescue could find it. The crack in the hull was sanded down and patched with several layers of fiberglass before being sanded and painted. The kayak is stronger than it ever was and the paddler is back playing in the surf.

 

 

 

 

 

6 ft. Chestnut Prospector canoe with new canvas, rails, seats and varnish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 ft. Huron cedar/canvas canoe with new rails, canvas, paint and varnish with minor wood repairs.

 

 

 

 

 

12 ft. Davidson row boat with all new cedar seats and floor boards with new mahogany knees and keel, with lots of new varnish.