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Help Me Determine Vintage Of My White Canoe

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by jeanne, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. jeanne

    jeanne New Member

    I got this White Canoe from a family member and am looking to sell it
    Any information would be helpful to get an accurate value on the boat.
    This boat has been completely restored.
    Wood/fiberglass
    Length 188"
    Bean 38"
    Depth 10"
    SN
    WH064244W84J
     

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  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The information at http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/hin.htm indicates that your canoe is from May of 1984. The comments at http://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?threads/57/ were written for valuing wooden canoes. Most of the principles will apply to yours although the price range will be much lower. This canoe appears to be listed at https://www.ebay.com/itm/E-M-White-Canoe-Old-Towne-Canoe/112982047125 for $3990 which seems very optimistic. Most old fiberglass canoes sell for closer to $300. The original suggested retail price of this White Rib model canoe in 1985 was $895 as show in the price list attached below and http://www.wcha.org/forums/index.php?attachments/page-04-jpg.7427/ has the catalog page. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions. Good luck with the sale,

    Benson



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  3. OP
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    jeanne

    jeanne New Member

    Benson - Thanks for the reply, I actually had it listed for $900 and recently increased the price based on what someone on ebay said to me in regard to value, I was fishing there and obviously did not get any helpful information, so I greatly appreciate yours. I honestly just want someone to have it that can enjoy and use it...Thanks again, Jeanne
     
  4. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    That looks like a plastic boat, with decorative strips of wood veneer added for looks.
    Maybe somebody might pay $500 for it.
    As a W/C collector, I have no interest in it.
    Dan
     

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