Where do you get your Canoe stuff?
Bent shaft paddles, Seats, Yokes, keel protectors, Etc?
For several years we have been dealing with a very fine outfit from Minneville New York. The name of the outfit is ESSEX. They manufacture wood and cane products for many canoe manufactures, and also replacement parts and add ons for most any canoe application.
One of the neat things about this company is that many of the employees are part of an effort to help employ the disabled.
These are real people that care about their community and the people in it. Please take a moment to look at there site and the fine stuff they manufacture. http://essexindustries.org/index.php?main_page=index.
Then when after you look at the products, take a look at the agency they support with the hire of many people from. http://www.mountainlakeservices.org/
When you are looking for nice products for your canoes, and want to support good causes, please give these folks a call.
The Yokes and replacement seats are the best in the industry. I try to get my products from these folks first before trying somewhere else.