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Old Town Canoe

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by jimzielanski, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. jimzielanski

    jimzielanski New Member

    I am looking for a build record / information on an Old town canoe s.n. 268242 17. Benson are you out there ?
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The scanned records go to just over 250,000 from the early 1980s so no one here can provide the build record for your canoe. The table at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/oldtown_chart.html indicates that it is probably from around 1985. The starboard stern should have a hull identification number that ends with an encoded date. See http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm for information about how to interpret the date information. There may not be much else that anyone here can offer. Sorry,

    Benson
     
  3. 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 Otca model with fiberglass covering, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, and a full length stem band. The weight was 79 pounds and it was made between October, 1985 and February, 1986. The original exterior color was blue. It shipped to Bloomington, Minnesota on March 12th, 1986.

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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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    jimzielanski

    jimzielanski New Member

    Thank you Benson. That indeed is the canoe. The new owners ( family members of the original ) now have the boat back with them on Ashley Lake here in northwest Montana. Best regards to you. JZ
     

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