Build card for #92782


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Please send a copy of the build card for OT # 92782 - 16 a16ft sponson canoe.

Old Town serial number 92782 was a 16-foot CS (or common sense) quality HW model built in 1926-27. It had open spruce gunwales, a keel, oak decks, a floor rack, and sponsons. Its original color was blue. It was apparently shipped to Lakewood, Penn.

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Thanks for looking that up. The canoe still has the floor rack, sponsons, etc. plus some new planking and ribs. If anyone is interested, I will post a picture of it when it's restoration is done.
PS, Does anyone know what shade of blue they used back then?
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Unless there's evidence of the original color on the old canvas, it's difficult to know. Our stock "color answer" is "choose what you like"... there are some really terrific blues to choose from--- anywhere from a blue that is almost black to blue that is nearly green. Maybe some of the members who have pictures of their own blue canoes will post them as suggestions.