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Old Town Trapper 261188 15

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Old_Paddler, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    I just helped a friend buy this canoe and I am so jealous...
    It's never been on the water.

    Can you give me the build sheet?
    Thank you,
    Russ

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The scanned records stop just over 250,000 from the early 1980s so no one here can provide the build record for this canoe. The chart at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/oldtown_chart.html indicates that this number is in the right range for a canoe from around 1986. There should be a hull identification number on the starboard stern. The information at http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm will help you decode a date from this. I may be able to get a copy of this record the paper records on a future trip to the factory but that won't be for several weeks. Sorry,

    Benson
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Benson,
    Thank you.
    I have contacted Old Town (Johnson) to see if they can supply the build sheet.
    Will let you know what Jonathon has to say.

    The metal serial number indicates 1985 (last two digits) which is what I had guessed.

    Boat is in "off the showroom floor" condition.
    The people who bought it will be displaying it, so it will remain pristine.

    Will continue to paddle my 1934 50 lb.

    Thanks again,
    Russ
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Jonathon at Johnson/Old Town sent me images today.
    I have reformatted them and sent them to the lucky people who bought the canoe.

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