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Any Info On Serial Numbers: 258111 (unknown Canoe Maker) And Wx 11871 (penn Yan Boat)

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Nhessen, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Nhessen

    Nhessen New Member

    Is there information available on these?
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, I'm sad to report that the scanned Old Town records stop just over 250,000 so no one here can help. Your canoe should have a hull identification number on the starboard stern. The information at http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm will help you decode a manufacturer and date from this. The chart at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/oldtown_chart.html indicates that it is probably circa 1984.

    The WX prefix on your Penn Yan serial number indicates that this is a Light Cartop Boat model. These were listed in their catalogs from 1939 to 1956. There are no known serial number records for Penn Yan so there isn't much more that anyone here can tell you. Sorry,

    Benson
     
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    Nhessen

    Nhessen New Member

    Thanks!
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I stopped by the Old Town factory yesterday and found the build record for your canoe as shown below. It shows a 17 foot long roto (rototationally molded Discovery series) canoe in green. It was made in June of 1984 and shipped to Ely, Minnesota on June 15th, 1984.

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    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     
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    Nhessen

    Nhessen New Member

    Thanks, Benson.
     

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