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17 ft Old Town Octa?

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by CPC, Sep 13, 2019 at 2:28 PM.

  1. CPC

    CPC Curious about Wooden Canoes

    this came up for sale and I’m interested; however, when I looked at it it has been glassed. The internals look good though. The owner thinks 50’s but the serial number appears to be from the teens. What kind of canoe does the spec sheet identify it as? I would like to buy it and get it canvassed but I think it behind my skill set with the glass on it. Any advice? SN 43531 17
     

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    See http://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/16509/ for a copy of the build record. The ease of fiberglass removal is always hard to judge. Sometimes it can come off without much trouble and other times it can be a painfully slow. Good luck,

    Benson
     
  3. OP
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    CPC

    CPC Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thank you! $750 is probably a too much then for the potential problems I could run into. 1917 is a early canoe though.
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  5. dtdcanoes

    dtdcanoes LOVES Wooden Canoes

    A warning to ?.... the words...a ten foot pole come to mind , but as the song goes......"love is where you find it...." have fun ! Dave
     
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