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15 Foot American Trader's Huron Canoe

Discussion in 'Canoe Photo Index' started by Durham270, May 16, 2015.

  1. Durham270

    Durham270 New Member

    My wife and I have been wanting a canoe for some time but a new cedar canoe had always been out of our budget until I stumbled upon this one for sale when searching the local classified ads. For $125 we are now the proud owners of this American Trader's 15'8" Huron Canoe. The first image shows the 'weathered' condition when purchased. The other images is of our sanding project so far. The canoe has now been completed and I hope to add additional images of her maiden voyage soon.

    American Trader's

    The Huron, with it’s wide beam and reinforced bottom, is a great recreational canoe for family paddling, hunting with dogs, fishing, or literally any activity on water. The Huron is also popular for day-tripping or weekend camping.

    Red or White Cedar Planking

    Capacity: 690 lbs
    Beam: 37"
    Length: 15'8"
    Bow Depth" 12"
    Mid Depth" 12"
    Bow Depth: 23"
    Stern Depth: 23"

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  2. brishen870

    brishen870 Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Nice boat. I have one that looks a lot like yours however mine lacks the yoke and canvas. I hope to ad canvas, filler and paint this summer. I would like to know your thoughts on how it handles in the water when you get it out there.
  3. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Nice work (lots of elbow grease, I bet) -- and a nice-looking boat. Looking forward to seeing pictures on the water.
  4. OP

    Durham270 New Member

    Thanks Gentlemen for the nice comments. Here's an update on the project. Still a little ways to go but water ready.

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  5. brishen870

    brishen870 Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    Looks nice. Have you used it yet? Wondering how it feels.

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