Old Town SDDR04021081

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by rsdietz, May 7, 2017.

  1. rsdietz

    rsdietz New Member

    I WISH I had a wood and canvas Old Town to inquire about, but what I do have is a 16 ft (X 36 wide) 1985 Royalex canoe, green with a cream interior. It has some interesting history (to me at least) in that it was purchased used in Alaska 25 years or more ago.

    I would be interested to know the model of this canoe if that information is available.

    Last edited: May 7, 2017
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The SDD at the beginning indicates that you may have a canoe from Seda Products as described at http://uscgboating.org/content/manufacturers-identification-detail.php?id=11509 that shipped in 1981. More information could be available from https://www.sedapaddlesports.com/ and their page at https://www.sedapaddlesports.com/collections/canoes shows a canoe. See http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm for more details about decoding hull identification numbers like this. Good luck,

  3. OP

    rsdietz New Member

    Thanks for the information and links - great resources!

    Interesting that the boat has been registered as an '85 Old Town. Starting to wonder about registrations as I also have a "1936" Grumman! (Or so it says on the registration.)
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Registration information is usually based on what the owner says so this often contains inaccurate information. The web site at http://www.marathonboat.com/about.asp indicates that the first Grumman canoe was built in 1945.


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