Old Town 123469 17

Tom D

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Hi there
I was fortunate enough to pick this up through a friend. The canoe is in excellent shape with original labels completely intact. The boat is equiped with sponsons and appears to have some sailing hardware remaining. Can you help me with history? Do you know where to find or recreate sailing hardware. Thanks
The Old Town canoe with serial number 123469 is a 17 foot, CS grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with open spruce gunwales, a keel, floor rack, and sponsons. It was built between November, 1937 and April, 1938. The original exterior paint color was medium green. It shipped on April 11th, 1938 to Boston, Massachusetts. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the thumbnail image attached below.

These scans 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/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will join or contribute 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.html to join.

The sailing rig was not mentioned on the original build record so it was probably added after this canoe left the factory. More information about sailing rigs can be found at http://www.cedarislandcanoes.com/WCHA-Sailing/ and http://www.dragonflycanoe.com/otacc/ on the web. Todd Bradshaw's book "Canoe Rig - The Essence and the Art" from http://merchandise.wcha.org/product_info.php?cPath=92&products_id=436 is another excellent resource. Canoe sailing parts are available at http://www.dragonflycanoe.com/dcwfs2.htm as well as http://classifieds.wcha.org/ and http://www.ebay.com/ occasionally.

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. Good luck with your repairs.



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