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Loon Works 'Nakoma'

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Marty Reeck, Apr 8, 2019.

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  1. Marty Reeck

    Marty Reeck Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I have a Loon Works 'Nakoma'. Built in 2010 by the great canoe craftsman, Tom MacKensie.. It has never been in the water. I have it hanging on my wall. It has a lot of extras: Satin Varnish, Curley Maple filler strip, Bird's eye decks and special caning for the seat. I hate to sell it, but we are downsizing. Is there a demand for Tom's canoes now that he is gone?
     
  2. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    Yes... These canoes are used extensively for FreeStyle Canoeing. I'm on the FreeStyle Canoe Activity Committee, and can circulate photos & whatever information you have to the entire FS community, some 640-650 people. You can post here, or PM me, and the word will get out.
     
  3. dmd421

    dmd421 Debbie Darga

    Hello Marty, we have been looking for one of Tom's canoes to use with our grand children. Our kids went to assembly and would paddle the canoes Tom brought for the kids to try. What is the length of this canoe?
     
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    Marty Reeck

    Marty Reeck Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Paul, the Nakoma is 13' L, 28"W, 113/4"D, and weighs 35#. It has a lot of extras: satin varnish, birds eye maple decks, curly maple filler strip, special caning seat, 'Shadow Stripe' and pettit marlin blue in color. As I said, it has never been in the water. I will send a picture. Thanks
     

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    Marty Reeck

    Marty Reeck Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Debbie, hope you got my reply. If not, the Nakoma is 13' L. The other dimensions are as above. Thanks
     
  6. Joe Dorsey

    Joe Dorsey New Member

    Hi Marty - I’m interested in the Nakoma canoe. I was a student of Tom’s in Wisconsin circa 1974, and he was the ‘best man’ in my wedding there in 1981. (BTW, I attended Tom & Karen’s wedding in Big Fork, MN a few years earlier...)

    Please let me know if this boat is still available. Thanks!

    Joe Dorsey
    dorsey.joe@gmail.com
     
  7. Corrado Vasquez

    Corrado Vasquez Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Marty, how much are you asking for your Nakoma? If I remember Tomn had a series of canoes varying in size. Does anyone know the name of the model that was 14ft long .I keep thinking Ariel? I would be interested in that one too.
     
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    Marty Reeck

    Marty Reeck Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Corrado, I would like $3700. The 14' canoe was the Aria.
     
  9. Corrado Vasquez

    Corrado Vasquez Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Any chance you bringing it down to the WCHA Assembly at Paul Smiths,NY ?
     
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    Marty Reeck

    Marty Reeck Curious about Wooden Canoes

    We don't have plans to attend , so probably not. Sorry.
     
  11. Corrado Vasquez

    Corrado Vasquez Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Id think with the freestyle program playing out at the Assembly you would get strong interest up there for sure.
     
  12. Deb Gohr

    Deb Gohr New Member

    Where are you located? Deb
     
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    Marty Reeck

    Marty Reeck Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Deb, I am in Humboldt, Iowa'
     
  14. pklonowski

    pklonowski Unrepentant Canoeist

    I'm located 6&1/2 hours almost straight east of Humboldt, near the Lake Michigan shore, and will be going to Assembly. If you can get it somewhere towards me, I can take it to Assembly.
     
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    Marty Reeck

    Marty Reeck Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks, Paul. I'll see what interest there is before the assembly.
     
  16. ken.kelly

    ken.kelly LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Marty, I'm interested in this canoe. Would you please email me kenk@woodberrywine.com. I'd make a road trip to come get it. Thanks, Ken
     
  17. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Folks, this is turning into a classified ad. I am closing the thread - please take further conversation to PM.

    Dan
     
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