The world’s largest canoe paddle, which is constructed with 100-feet of Eastern white cedar and nicknamed the Big Dipper, recently won a Guinness World Record for its massive size. The sixton paddle represents the most prevalent means of transportation in the early days of the Georgian Bay village of Killarney, Ontario, and it is now on display at the Killarney Mountain Lodge. The paddle is protected with a comprehensive Sansin coating system, including the installation of Impel Boron Rods and a pre-treatment with Boracol 20-2 to help combat attacks from fungus and wood-boring insects. The Big Dipper was finished with two coats of Sansin’s WoodForce weathering treatment in a translucent tan hue that will allow the wood to weather naturally while offering exceptional water repellency and protection from blackening, discoloration and wood rot. The Big Dipper was designed and constructed by renowned Canadian canoeist Mike Ranta.
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High-performance, ultra low-VOC finish for a naturally-weathered look.