Records Request: 167467-16

jeffjohnson

Hoosier Canoeist
Would you please post the build record for Old Town model OTCA #167467-16. Originally green, the decks and inwales are made of spruce, outwales are mahogany. It appears to have been built after 1956, the last year OT used the two construction grades. I have the original bill of sale from a sporting goods store in Columbus, Ohio (May 1959). WOW! I wish I could buy a new OTCA today for $225.00.
Thanks to all who post on this forum. With your help I made it through my first W/C restoration. I especially want to thank Gil Cramer for all his help.
-Jeff-
 

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Hi Jeff--

These later build records are sometimes a disappointment because they don't contain as much detail as the earlier ones... you have more information on your canoe than the build record does! But here's your canoe's birth-info...

Old Town 167467 is a 16 foot Otca model finished from April to November of 1958. It was fitted with a keel and painted dark green, then shipped to the Outdoors Store in Columbus, Ohio on April 30, 1959.

The scan of this record is attached below-- click on it to get a larger image. 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 and anyone else reading this will join or renew membership in 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 renew.

Sounds like we got the right canoe, and it sure looks pretty! If you have any more questions, please ask!

Kathy
 

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Thanks Kathryn for all your help. This boat has had very good care for the last 50 years. Restoration included replacing planking, a cracked rib, new canvas, paint, varnish, gunwale splice, seats caned, and 50 hours labor... Is working on canoes labor?
 
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