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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Craig Johnson, Jun 1, 2019.
Please, and thank you in advance.
The Old Town with serial number 225316 is a 15 foot long Trapper model with a keel. It was built in December, 1971. The original fiberglass exterior was left clear to show the natural wood. It shipped on May 24th, 1979 to Concord, Massachusetts. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.
This scan and several hundred thousand others were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to renew.
It is 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.
I’m working on this canoe and discovered that the ribs are fastened to the inwales with two steel staples. Has anyone else encountered this
Yes... I'm working on a canoe for my buddy who dropped his. The inner rails popped away from the ribs all along one side and a little on the other. I ended up replacing them with ring nails. I think it was a thing that Old Town switched over to reduce production costs.
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