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Post Number: 11
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 1:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I'm selling my Peterborough Minetta wood canvas canoe. The Minetta was produced by Peterborough from 1954 to 1961. It is 15 feet long, 33 wide and 12 deep amidships. It weighs 65 pounds. With its narrow beam and fine entry lines, it is a dream to paddle. Great solo canoe or tandem day tripper. All Minettas would have Model #1815 in serial number.

The canoe I have for sale has serial #3626 1815c.originally I found it onlinec..great shapec.all original ribs and plankingc.had been recanvassed a few years before bought (not sure how long and had originally planned to recanvas myself last winter)c.all in all, the canoe was (and is) in very good shapec.original plan was to at least revarnish interiorc.recane seats (seats are currently gut)c.and to recanvascand paint green instead of original redc.which I did (repainted original canvas and revarnished)

As originally bought:

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Work done on Minetta plus canoe finished and on water can be seen on these Facebook albums: 8606001

I bought the canoe for $1200 last yearc.and originally just refinished (repainted and revarnished) to get on water (used the Minetta in Instructorfs course and at Canadian Canoeing Symposium CANOE 10 at Palmer Rapids, as well as at youth camp and on limited tripsc.not used since June)c.canoe is currently with Bruce Smith (paddle maker and canoe builder/restorer) awaiting new canvas, slight restoration (if needed)c.can be repainted any colour buyer wishesc.and seats can be recaned stem bandsc.and woodwork entirely revarnished. OR sold as is if wanted to do as work project or have done by someone else (preference is to have Bruce Smith do work since canoe in his shop).

Reason for sale is that I have a 15 ft. canoe built by Bruce Smith that I equally love (canoe that is seen in header and in Flickr Photostream here on my blog)c.and I am adding other canoes to collectionc.just canft justify two 15 ft. canoes; the Minetta is a great canoe and deserves a good home AND to be usedc.the Minetta is watertight and great shapec.original brass hardwarec.. great interior patinac..Minetta has a moderate rocker, good tumblehome and the factory shoe keelc.very solid canoe, no dry rot foundc.must be seen to appreciatec..asking $2800 CDN. if restored/recanvassed by Bruce Smithc.or asking $1200 as is (for what I originally bought canoe for).

Paddles up until later thenc.and maybe one of you may be paddling a fine Peterborough Minetta wood canvas canoe soon.

I'll even throw in a Peterborough Canoe Co. sweatshirt and hat (both green) as well as a copy of a 1950s catalog.
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 1:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Canoe tentatively sold....just awaiting payment.
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post


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