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Old Town Pack?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by shelldrake, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Question for Benson: Did Old Town make a fiberglass Pack model? A friend of mine is offering me what he claims is a Pack. It is definitely fiberglass and an Old town.

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  2. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Back in the mid 1970s they made the fiberglass Carleton Pack Canoe (11'11" x 32" beam, 35 lbs.). It had one seat and foam strips inside under the gunwales for flotation.
     
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The fiberglass Carleton pack canoe was listed in the catalogs from 1973 to 1977 as Todd mentioned. I paddled one for many years so I might be interested if you don't want it. The serial number can provide more information. Let me know if this doesn't answer your question.

    Benson
     
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    shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Yup, that's it. I wondered about the foam strips. Thought they may have been add-ons. The single seat appears to be too far aft . Will move the seat position forward I think. New thwart, seat and paint, and it will be ready to go. I'll get the serial number to you Benson once I pick it up.

    Thank you
     
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    shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Serial # is 214303 Benson. Styrofoam floatation strips are shot and will be removed and a new thwart constructed. Other than that, cleaning and a paint job will do it.
     

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  6. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 214303 is a 12 foot long fiberglass Carleton model that weighed 41 pounds. It was built in July, 1976. The original exterior gelcoat color was avocado. It shipped on August 5th, 1976 to Washington, D. C. The back side of this record shows that the warranty card was returned on the same day. Scans showing both sides of this build record can be found below.

    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to renew.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. This is shown at http://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?attachments/page-08-gif.33960/ from the 1976 catalog. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Interesting find,

    Benson



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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020
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    shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson.
     
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    shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Benson,

    What does it mean that "the warranty card was returned the same day"
     
  9. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    My guess is that Mr. Black picked this canoe up at the factory and filled out the warranty card before he left with it.

    Benson
     
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    shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Aha! thanks.....
     

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