Ot #9538

gerald_rose

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I have had this 16 foot Old Town Otca (S# 9538) for 20 years "waiting" for me to have time to restore it. Diving in now, and would be thankful for any original build info that you have. What a great service...thank you!
 
Better get busy - that boat is coming up on a Willard Scott type birthday! ;)

Build record 9538 was issued to a 16' HW (Heavy Water) model in CS (Common Sense) grade. It had spruce gunwales and a keel. It looks like there are " marks below spruce for decks, seats and thwarts, but I'm not sure. It was built in 1908 and delivered to Philadelphia 2/12/09. The original color was dark green. A copy of the build record is attached.

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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.
 

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