Willits Canoe Weight

Jim Kirk

Jim Kirk
I just weighed my Willits canoe on a platform setting on my bathroom scale. The boat is complete, (no bow seat, it appears to be built that way as far as I can tell), dry and unrestored. Weight is 69 pounds to bathroom scale accuracy.
Has anyone weighed their canoe? Did the Willits Brothers publish a weight?

Jim Kirk
Long Beach, California
 
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Jim Kirk

Jim Kirk
Thanks Dan,

It is interesting to find out the original advertised weight, and thank-you for making so much canoe history available to us.

Jim Kirk
 

Captain Dale

New Member
Hello Dan,

I am new to this form; hope this is the right place to start.
I have a Willits #361; it has been in storage since 1975. It is in very good condition and has not been refinished as for as I can tell. I would like to sell it but do not know what it is worth. Where is the best place to find out?

Thanks,

Captain Dale
 

John B in ID

Canoeist and Dreamer
Hi Captain Dale,

As an aide to pricing your Willits, take a look at Pat Chapman's website and look under the "Used Canoes" that he advertises. He sells some on commission -- also repairs Willits and researches and writes about them. You will find prices ranging from $2000 to $8000 depending on condition, location, and included extras.

Pat's new book on the Willits is just out.

Check here: http://mcfarlandlake.wcha.org/

Good luck on the sale ... or you just might decide to keep it and enjoy it.

John B in ID
Willits #733 owner
 
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