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Re: Norseman Ski

#26 Post by NWONT » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:49 am

Totally agree with you Valleyboy. Elliot boards were far superior. They were flexible and bottoms were copper so repairs could be cover with a torch, some acid and solder. They say when the Elliot Bros were working if anyone entered the shop they would throw a tarp over what they were doing so no-body could steal their design secrets.
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Re: Norseman Ski

#27 Post by Antique Pilot » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:05 am

I have a set of wooden skis with teflon bottoms. They were built by the Saskatchewan Government Airways.in Prince Albert in 1965. They are model 2700's made for a Cessna 180.

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Re: Norseman Ski

#28 Post by NWONT » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:32 am

Those are excellent AP. Never seen nor heard of skis like that for a C180. The one I tried to salvage had fiberglass bottoms with galvanized metal around the edge. Not near as classy as copper on Elliot skis.
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Re: Norseman Ski

#29 Post by Antique Pilot » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:46 am

If you happen to have a copy of the book called "Wings Beyond Road's End" on page 122 is a photo of a couple of Cessna 180's with those skis.

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Re: Norseman Ski

#30 Post by DougRonan » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:30 pm

I have a bunch of wood skis - including some that I think are from a Norseman- they are huge!
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