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1426 3087 (Floatwell)

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Dick Row, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Dick Row

    Dick Row New Member

    This is the serial # I found on my grandfathers Peterborough Floatwell canoe. I'm attempting to narrow down its manufacture date. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    The 4-digit model number (1426) shows us that it was built no earlier than circa 1939-1941, and it was offered right until the company closed in 1961.
     
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    Dick Row

    Dick Row New Member

    Thanks for the info. This is the canoe I was referring to.We still use it occasionally. It weighs a ton but once in the water it glides like an egg on teflon. My Dad, being the overzealous engineer, relaced the seat caning with seatbelt material.


    http://homepage.mac.com/carpart/.Pictures/canoe1.jpg
     

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