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Watercraft Company

New Canoes, Restore/Repair, Paddles, Supplies and Materials, Workshops/Classes, Wood/Canvas, Cedarstrip

Al Bratton

1818 Swamp Pike Gilbertsville, PA 19525


Build cedar strip canoes (11 models) and touring kayaks (8 models). Sell paterns for 3 solo and 2 tandem canoe designs. Repair and restoration a specialty as well as custom made canoe paddles of traditional styles in Hardwood and Traditional shaped kayak paddles in laminate. Suppliers of materials for DIY’s (except wood). Also handmade accessories, novelties (paddle clocks, coat racks, hat stands, etc.). Old Town authorized service center. I teach classes for paddlemaking, and boat building, and I am doing some individual instruction on building and restoration. Building boats to order since 1987.

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