SSN request


Curious about Wooden Canoes
I just picked up an OT for restore. It is reported to be 18' otca built in 1961. A build sheet would be terrific!

#171509 18

Thanks in advance.
171509 was assigned to a 18' Otca with a keel. It was painted dark green and shipped to Austin TX in December 1961. 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.

Where did you find that information on his canoe...I tried to get to that site you quoted in your text and it stated there was no information there. I am trying to determine the year of an OT boat that I might get and was trying to get the build record..........No response to the search as of now.:confused:
Forgot the attachment


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Looks like Mike answered your serial number request in its own thread. A lot of the links (including the ones in Mike's message) are broken at the moment as we rebuild the WCHA site. Bear with us, we hope the hassle will have been worth it in the end...