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watatic
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2011
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

My son picked up a wreck of a canoe for $34. It's hull is made of lengthwise strips of wood lathe with 1" gaps between, which are fastened to 3 U-shaped pieces of plywood (like ribs)at the seats and center thwart. The lathes and spaces between are covered with painted fibreglass. There are floor grates of wood lathe that set on the ribs, presumably to raise cargo off the wet floor.

There's a lot of rot in the stems and keel, but hey-- it floats, so he got a bargain for $34! Does anyone know what this thing is called, when it was made, and what companies made them?

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tripper_dave
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Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 7:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Do you have a photo of it you can post?
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watatic
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Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 3:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

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bateaux
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Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 9:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

My guess is it was home-built. I've never seen anything like that commercially made. Any identifying marks/numbers? Bow/stern plates? Anything on the base of the stem?

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