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I just bought an old town canoe # 129207 16. I realize this is a 16' canoe but I would appreciate any other info available. Thanks, George
The Old Town canoe with serial number 129207 is a 16 foot long, AA (or top) grade, HW (Heavy Water) model with open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, mahogany seats, a keel, and a floor rack. It was built between February, 1940 and February, 1941. The original exterior paint was similar to the one shown at which was known as the design number 43. It shipped on August 6th, 1941 to Oneonta, New York. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

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Wow! Thank you so much. I would have never known this canoe is worth all the trouble because it does not look to hot right now. It was fiberglassed and is llight blue and the keel is no longer on it, but I can see the screw holes for the keel inside. Remarkably the floor rack is still there and I can readily recognize the mahogany everywhere. Unfortunately it was left on its side and the outer gunwale that is shaped sort of like an L-channel is totally rotten and gone for about 5 feet. The decks have been cracked and are not all there, but I can read the original decals. I wonder if it is difficult to make a new set of outer gunwales. The look quite tricky to reproduce. Otherwise I see no cracked or broken ribs. And the boat was found in Oneonta, which is where you said it was shipped to . So thank- you so much! Sincerely, George.