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Chestnut question.

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Sdrew22, May 12, 2020.

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    Sdrew22

    Sdrew22 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    The numbers match on mine as well.
     
  2. Pook

    Pook Chestnut Canoe fan

    If I recall correctly, Solway was the only one to relate that numbering scheme - and it sure doesn't fit my boats.
    I have a 1971 Prospector, s/n# 45285.
    I have a 1970 Bob's Special s/n# 12286.
    I have a 1960's Pal s/n# 23241....

    The sequencing is all over the map and the reversing of first 2 digits to get year of construction doesn't fit either.

    For what its worth.
    Bruce
     
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  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Do you have any additional documentation for these dates like the one for serial number 45285 or are they just estimates? Thanks,

    Benson
     
  4. Pook

    Pook Chestnut Canoe fan

    Benson,
    Sorry nothing worthy of conclusive research.
    While I don't have an order form or receipt for the Bob's, I do have the original owners notes regarding date of purchase, repairs, etc.
    They are packed in preparation for moving , so currently unavailable but in my possession.

    The dating of my Pal is speculation based upon what information I have of its earlier ownership.

    Bruce
     
  5. Don Read64

    Don Read64 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Can someone help me with tbis. I was just given this canoe.

    Serial number 82728
    It is 17 foot.

    I think it is a prospector but with a transom (actually misding). Any info you have would be appreciated
     

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