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Two wood canoes (Old Town?) in Allendale, NJ in need of rescue $125 each

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Old_Paddler, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Old_Paddler

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    There is a guy in Allendale, NJ that has Old Town Canoes posted for $125 each. canoe1.jpg canoe2.jpg canoe3.jpg


    He had 3, I bought a 1937 Carleton from him that was so badly rotted that I salvaged the bolts, seats, thwarts and inner gunwales and burned the rest.
    Yes, it was that bad, and saving her was not an option.

    The other 2 boats can be saved, but time is running out.

    Go to Craigslist and to North New Jersey and search on Old Town Canoes.

    I would hate to see these boats meet the fate of the Carleton.

    The guy is really nice and wants to see these boats saved - he is working on another one for himself.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
  2. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    Yes, they do look like Old Towns-- HW with sponsons and Otca. Nice winter projects!
  3. OP

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Update - he sold the one with Sponsons to someone from Rhode Island, he only has one left, the 17' OTCA sn 80058-17.
    Hopefully someone out there is looking for a winter project.
    I have no room for it (according to my wife) or I would go after it.
  4. OP

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    I broke down and rescued the last canoe he had...

    Update - I broke down and bought the OCTA today. I suspect it's from 1923.

    80058-08-home.jpg 80058-05.jpg
  5. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    You have an addiction issue.

    Yeah, Like I'm one to talk...
  6. OP

    Old_Paddler Canoe nut

    Not really a wood canoe addict - I want ONE to paddle.

    I'm more of a paddler than a restorer. My wood working skill set is very limited.

    The only reason I bought this one is to save her from the fate that the 1937 Carleton had.

    I'm going to restore a 1951 Old Town Yankee that doesn't need much more than canvas, refinishing and a little wood work.
    She's my "bucket list" canoe because there is nothing like paddling a wood canoe.
    She will be used for what she was intended - canoe trips in the Adirondacks with my best friend and with Scouts.

    Also have an Old Town Camper and an Old Town Discovery - for use with Scouts.

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