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Old Town Sailing

Discussion in 'Canoe Sailing' started by JClearwater, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. JClearwater

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Of the several models that Old Town listed over the years was there one in particular that they felt was best suited for sailing? Length? Thanks.

    Jim C.
  2. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?


    i am pretty sure it's the HW.
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town catalogs did not make a recommendation. Longer canoes were were usually preferred for sailing since they tended to be faster with 18 foot models being very common. The build record database described at indicates that about two percent of the total production as shown at were shipped with sailing rigs. This is a bit small for accurate estimations but 46% of these were the HW model, 20% Otca, 8% Charles River, 7% Guide, 3% Fifty Pound, and the remaining 16% were scattered between ten other models. This distribution closely matches the general model distributions shown at and as you might expect. Reply here if this doesn't answer your question,

    Last edited: Apr 10, 2007
  4. OP

    JClearwater Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Thank you

    Thank you Dave and Benson,
    I am not a big sailing kind of guy - I don't even own a sailing canoe, but it is an interesting aspect of the hobby that someday maybe I'll have to give a try. Jim C.

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