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Warman Canoe Buddy System

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Louis Michaud, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Louis Michaud

    Louis Michaud LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I just could not resist acquiring this canoe related contraption from an online flea-market. Never seen the likes of it before. The Warman Canoe Buddy System is designed to raft two canoes together. It’s made of a dense plastic resin. The ends are marked with an outline of the state of Maine and has the following text :



    WARMAN

    Canoe Buddy System, Inc

    P.O. Box 98 Fort Kent Mill, Maine 04744

    800-8416654

    PAT PEND



    The only information I could find was from a Maine business registry that says the company was incorporated in 1991. I was told by the seller that the tip of the paddle is inserted in the groove on top to have better leverage to close the Canoe Buddy.



    Anybody ever used this?
     

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  2. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    The raft-up for the group photo after the paddle-by at Assembly would be an excellent opportunity to test this gizmo.

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  3. mccloud

    mccloud "Tiger Rag" back on the tidal Potomac

    As someone who has tied the gunwales of 2 and 3 canoes together in order to make progress across a windy lake, I can see a use for this thing, but how much does it weigh? I can't see toting it across many portages (or carries for you New Englanders). Tom McCloud
     

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