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   Click on the photos above to enlarge and view.  Click here to see Gary's video of his 1993 Sportsman in action.Gary Frey shared the following info about his 1993 Sportsman canoe which he uses to explore the Florida Bay: Our main paddling area is Florida Bay, and while there are many beautiful mangrove creeks and islands to explore, we must sometimes cross open areas of the bay to reach them. Having a trolling motor to assist is a great help, especially when paddling against wind and current.Most folks down here use kayaks, but we prefer our canoe due to it being...

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      Click on the photos above to enlarge. Ralph Hawn describes the restoration process for his Mohawk Blazer canoe: This 1985 16’ BLAZER was a rescue…damaged by a large tree limb, crushing the bow and aluminum gunwales.  The project included: #1.  Repair hull (a lot of sandpaper & hand sanding) #2.  Re-glass dry spots on the interior #3.  Replace gunwales w/wood & end caps w/fiberglass #4.  Added keel #5.  Hull, interior & gunwales painted w/marine paint.      #6.  Splatter coated on interior. This project was started on 4/28/17.  She patiently waited until 12/7/21, when restoration began in earnest.  She...

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