18' old town?


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Could someone please post any info available for what apppears to be an 18' old town
serial number 18497 18.
Thanks in advance, Macky
Hi Macky-- Maybe not an Old Town, or not the right serial number. Old Town 18497 is a 16 foot boat, not a canoe.

Could be a Carleton... see below. Carletons of this era are quite often identical to Old Towns but for the decal...


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Carleton usually have a heart-shaped deck but are also seen with the ogee-shape typical of Old Town.

Love that dead grass color!
Kathy, the "Dead Grass" canoe is a17' Chestnut Cronje. Dead grass sounds better than pea soup green. I t5hink Chestnut called it grey.
The 18' canoe is one on ebay that is near me in Homosassa, FL. The inside has been striped and stained. Outside painted back/green.