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Ta-da! Old Town Otga-guide Completed

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Howie, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    I've just completed restoring the 18' Old Town Otca/Guide I brought home in Oct 2017. Serial # is 174644-18.

    This canoe is likely unique. It was specially ordered by Old Town's sales rep for the East Coast. He requested it be built on an Otca form but with the profile of a Guide. And note that the two decks are different to reflect the Otca/Guide design: the front is Old Town's coping type while the aft is Old Town's ogee shape. The seats are slightly different as well with one having round corners and the other square.

    I've got too many canoes - so I've posted it on WCHA classifieds.
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  2. Paul East

    Paul East PFE1944

    Very Nice, how many canoes do you restore in a year?
  3. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    2 to 4 it seems. Haven't got a heated garage so how much time I can put into it depends somewhat on how long & cold our winters are. Finding canoes to work on hasn't been much of a problem though.
  4. Michael Graessle

    Michael Graessle Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Howie, you do great work, really beautiful craftsmanship.
  5. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Thanks for the compliment. But in fact the guys who originally made these things were the craftsmen. All I do is fix what broke.

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