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Qurious About This Canoe

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by openboater, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. openboater

    openboater Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I’m curious about the canoe in this Facebook ad. The ad says it’s an Old Town but I’ve never seen an OT like this before. This is the second canoe of this type I’ve seen in the last month after never having seen one before . The 2 canoes are 600 miles apart too. Any ideas ?
    Disclaimer : I have no connection to this canoe for sale.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1049541488536424
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    It is a kit boat offered by (most likely) Trailcraft for a number of years. It is essentially a skin-on-frame canoe. Similar canoes were published as plans in Popular Mechanics magazine and the like.
     
  3. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Yes, probably a Trailcraft kit boat:

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    For more information about Trailcraft and some pictures -- < http://rgsplace.blogspot.com/ >

    Lots of folks seem to think that Old Town is the only company that built wood/canvas canoes; when reading ads, always be skeptical. And in my opinion, $600 is much too much for a Trailcraft, even one in good shape.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    openboater

    openboater Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for the info.

    Do you have an approximate dimension of the stringers ? They look like maybe 1/2” x 1” .
     
  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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