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20 ft. Sponson - Chestnut!

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Easternrivers, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Easternrivers

    Easternrivers Traditionalist

    I had seen this for sale before, but ignored it as a 20 footer is not conducive to managable handling, however........I revisited this ad and see it's still available. Now I have a sponson Chestnut now - 17ft. How cool would it be to get another at 20???
    Appears to be an Ogolvie I think. Well used for salmon fishing here in New Brunswick.
    Not bad shape. Price is fair, but I think it could go lower.... Comments?
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  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    What, you are asking US not to push you down that slippery slope??? This is, after all, the support group from hell. Go for it! :cool:
     
  3. Larry Meyer

    Larry Meyer Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Ok, on the other side. If you need a twenty foot canoe, and you have to have sponsons on it, better would be to learn how to paddle a smaller canoe safely. If you are in a 20 foot canoe with sponsons, you are saying to the many guests you have aboard the canoe, "hey I really don't know how to keep this thing from tipping over" Ergo sponsons.
     
  4. OP
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    Easternrivers

    Easternrivers Traditionalist

    True, but it adds to the thrill.
    Would be a great fishing canoe, or river tripper for sure. Alas, fishing here ain't what she used to be.:(
     
  5. Larry Meyer

    Larry Meyer Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Of course you will need many guests to help you haul the thing around. So then you need smarter guests. Or prohibit booze on the canoe. Or you are aiming at decreasing your insurance liability when your many guests drown. "Hey, not my fault. I had sponsons on the canoe". I am kidding mostly. .
     
  6. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Go for it. There's enough help there to carry it. Maybe they will even help refinish it.
     
  7. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    One thing is for sure. You will not see a lot of others just like yours.
     
  8. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    And you might find it a challenge to unload should you tired of lugging it around or occupying space...
     
  9. OP
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    Easternrivers

    Easternrivers Traditionalist

    Yup, not alot of folks looking for large heavy canoes these days...even if they are unique.
    I think I'll pass.
     
  10. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    How much of a sail could it take?
     
  11. OP
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    Easternrivers

    Easternrivers Traditionalist

    not sure, but it would be great.....Ogilvy's have a relatively flat bottom.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  12. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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    Easternrivers

    Easternrivers Traditionalist

    That's an awesome shot of the sunk canoe still under sail! LOL... like sailing a bathtub full of water.
    I have a sailing rig at home, but I think its much smaller...likely about 50ftsq.? From my Huron.
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  14. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Go for it. Don't listen to the naysayers. You're going to build a trailer for it anyway. I've never even seen a 17 footer with sponsons on top a car and I've got one. Mine weighs 132 lb. Bet yours could be re-conditioned under 150 lb. It's on a trailer. Who cares?
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  15. OP
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    Easternrivers

    Easternrivers Traditionalist

    Thats a great looking setup! I'll likely have to do that for my 17ft'er as it is. Let alone a 20 ft'er. Owners haven't replied to my query yet, so we'll see.
     
  16. Treewater

    Treewater Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    I'm starting to dream a little. That might be something I need. How far is it from Jackson, Tennessee?
     
  17. OP
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    Easternrivers

    Easternrivers Traditionalist

    The 20 ft'er? Its in Fredericton, NB, Canada. A fair ways from Tenn. 12-14 hr. drive?
     
  18. SWEETWATER

    SWEETWATER LOVES Wooden Canoes

    you could always remove the sponsons and save them in case you wanted to put them back on later, you could also turn it into a tour canoe or water taxi. that thing must be impressive in size.
     
  19. greyghost

    greyghost Curious about Wooden Canoes

    It's definitly an Ogilvy , I've also been keeping an eye on it.
    I have two 20' Ogilvys , I carry them on a truck rack . I can and have loaded and unloaded them alone many times , while they're on the heavy side , they're not unmanagable .
    There's a pile of Ogilvy's hiding in NB , they were the standard salmon fishing canoe in NB .
    If any one knows where there's a 26' Ogilvy hiding please let me know , I'm hunting for one .
     
  20. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    10' bookcases for that vaulted greatroom. Imagine the forest that went into buiding it...
     

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