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Old Town Boats

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by Dave Osborn, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Did old Town have different decals for boats or did they use the Old Town Canoe Decals?
    Dave
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Both, depending on the boat and the era as shown below. I may be able to give a better answer if you can provide a serial number or the model and year.

    Benson
     

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    Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Benson,
    It’s a 1937 16’ Square Stern.
    I just put a replica canoe decal on it, but then started to wonder if boats had a separate deck decal.
    I wonder if boat decals are available anywhere....
     

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  4. Shari Gnolek

    Shari Gnolek Have dog, will paddle

    You can buy them from the WCHA store :) http://wcha.org/store/decals

    According to the instructions that came with the one I purchased, they go on over the varnish and weren't varnished over. So if you are inquiring for that beautiful squared-stern, sponson covered boat that you posted a picture of yesterday it's not too late!
     
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    Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Shari,
    The one in the photos is long gone and being enjoyed by third and forth generations. It had a replica Old Town Canoe decal on it. I suppose it was appropriate because the model name for that one was “Old Town Square Stern Paddling Canoe”.
    The boat in question in my post here is a Old Town Square Stern. Sorta misleading because it is a full blown 16’ row boat and not like yours or the one I restored previously.
     

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  6. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    It could have originally had a canoe decal or a boat decal as shown below from a similar 1941 Sportboat. I don't know of anyone who has reproduced these decals.

    Benson


    1941-133047.jpg
     
  7. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    I might have a couple or three of the 1950s-style "Boat" decals that I got from OTCC while they still offered them. I can check in April ;)
     
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    Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    That would be great, Dan!!
     
  9. fossil892

    fossil892 New Member

    Hello Dan

    I would also be interested in obtaining a 50,s style Boat Decal , if you have one.

    Thanks, Erik
     

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