LOVES Wooden Canoes
Six weeks ago or so I found an old 22ft wood and canvas canoe at a local swap shop. Being the impulsive person that I am (when it comes to vintage sporting goods), I decided to take a chance and slowly pay the man the non-negotiable $800 clams he was asking for it. Well I brought her home today. See attached pictures. The shop owner said it was a Richardson, and it is 22ft long, 40 inches wide, and 16 inches deep. It has a serial number stamped on the inside #80032. There is a tiny bit of rot at the tip of one of the inwales, and 3 of the ribs appear to be cracked. The canvas seems good, except for the obvious military themed paint job. Can anyone identify the canoe, and possibly tell me how I did on this purchase...do I get an "A" or an "F"? Regardless, I love the thing and look forward to many adventures on our local waterways and beyond. I'm looking forward to working on her and will need much advice in the future!