my dad keeps buying these old canoes

scottpalmer

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My Dad has old canoe fever. He went over to NH last week and got even more jazzed up. His latest aquisition is old town 139803. Can you help us with the low-down on this one. Thanks
 
Terminal

I regret to inform you that "Old Canoe Fever", aka "Wooden Canoe Bug", is terminal, and as of now, there is no cure. The best you can do for your afflicted loved ones is show some interest, help them bend ribs, and go for a paddle when you are done.

:D

Someone else will post canoe details.
 
Scott: The Old Town canoe with serial number 139803 is a 16 foot long, CS grade Yankee model with a keel. It was built between April and June, 1944. The original exterior canvas covering was bright red. It shipped on July 1, 1944 to Trenton, New Jersey. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan and several hundred thousand others were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php to join.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Al
 

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I regret to inform you that "Old Canoe Fever", aka "Wooden Canoe Bug", is terminal, and as of now, there is no cure. The best you can do for your afflicted loved ones is show some interest, help them bend ribs, and go for a paddle when you are done.:D

But what a wonderful affliction to have.
 
Not "terminal" in that it will kill you... quite the opposite. The bug, once caught, tends to stick with people for their entire life, and may spread to other family members. It may reduce stress and thereby lengthen life... and tends to make life ever-so-much more enjoyable!
 
It's good to have a professional medical opinion on this particular affliction. I'll try this line on my wife, & see what happens... :D
 
Not "terminal" in that it will kill you... quite the opposite. The bug, once caught, tends to stick with people for their entire life, and may spread to other family members. It may reduce stress and thereby lengthen life... and tends to make life ever-so-much more enjoyable!

Up to the part about "It may reduce stress.." your description sounded a lot like "the gift that keeps on giving"
 
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