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Boat ID - modern home build? Something else?

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by Tariacuri, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Tariacuri

    Tariacuri Chris Fisher, Colorado

    Hey all - just picked up this canoe and was hoping someone could ID the manufacturer. 14'4" long, 36 1/2 width, 12" deep. Modern fasteners (square drive) holding the outwales on. Really crummy canvas job - or is it dacron? Really lightweight canvas? Tack heads showing everywhere. Otherwise great shape, ready to paddle with some TLC - perhaps some paint. Noticed a crack in the outwale when I got it home have to fix that. I think these are the Mad River style gunnels with the kerfs to fit on a composite canoe - simple roundovers? No cracked ribs. Whole canoe is incredibly light - have not weighed but on par with my Kevlar Bell of the same rough size.
     

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    Tariacuri

    Tariacuri Chris Fisher, Colorado

    I'll have to snag a kneeling seat
     

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  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    My guess is that it was home made and certainly looks like Dacron. A commercially built boat after 1972 in the U. S. would have a hull identification number on the starboard stern. It looks like a fun boat. Please reply here if you ever determine who built it. Thanks,

    Benson
     
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    Tariacuri Chris Fisher, Colorado

    Thanks Benson, it is Dacron for sure, fibers melt under a flame. I wonder if anyone will recognize it - there honestly are not that many hobby-type folks building new boats covered in Dacron. Chris
     

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