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"Specal" paint designs

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Rollin Thurlow, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Rollin Thurlow

    Rollin Thurlow member since 1980

    You don't get the opportunity to paint a boat like this too often. In fact in 33 years this is the first time and now I have two of them in the shop at the same time from two different customers! What are the odds!
    The short one is a 11 ft Old Town 50lb model built in 1963.
    The longer one is a 18 ft Otca, built 1958
     

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  2. chris pearson

    chris pearson Michigan Canoe Nut

    Wow, was that an original paint job? Was it listed as an option? Perhaps owned by a dealer? Are you going to paint them the same way? Am I asking too many questions?:confused::):confused::):confused::)
     
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Otca's paint job was done that way at the factory as shown on the first build record below. These were commonly done for photographers who wanted to be able to easily change the color of the canoe for the scene they wanted to shoot.

    The second build record below shows a modern Molitor model with design number four on the starboard side and design number 46 on the port side. The starboard side of this canoe is shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/covers/large-65.gif and http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/postcard/molitor.gif shows the port side.

    Benson
     

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  4. WoodNCanvas

    WoodNCanvas LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Thanks for sharing this Rollin....and Benson for info....interesting about painting both sides for photographer
     
  5. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Chris, dont be naiive. After you robbed the bank in a green boat, no one noticed the red one going by during the getaway as they searched for the green one.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Steve Ambrose

    Steve Ambrose Nut in a Canoe

    Red to port, green to starboard. That would be the canoe version of daytime running lights. :rolleyes:
     

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