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03/29/2020 11:39AM  
Looking for used Ally folding canoe. Please let me know what you may have, condition and asking price :)
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03/29/2020 11:49AM  

I have a 16.5' Ally DR, serial number BGN 400 20K 213.

This canoe was manufactured in February 2013, but I purchased it brand new and unused for a two week trip to Alaska that we did during the summer of 2018.

We canoed Alaska's Innoko River. A interesting feature of this river is that it's all soft bottom; we did not see a single rock during our two week trip. A consequence of this is that the canoe's skin remains perfect. I included a picture showing the bottom of the canoe where you can see not even a scratch.

The "DR" model is called the "down river". You can see some videos of guys running some pretty serious whitewater in one of these canoes. Nevertheless, the canoes were plenty stable for us as we fished hard from them for two weeks in the slow moving Innoko, primarily in backwater sloughs with no current.

After shopping for a used Ally for about six months, I was very pleased to find this canoe and paid $1500 for it. I added the large black duffel bag in the above pictures and spent some time color-coding the aluminum poles to make assembly easier.

There is a foam rubber floor that sits between the aluminum frame and the skin. I did tear this floor in a couple of places while learning how to assemble the canoe. I will warn you that assembly is a major p.i.t.a. and takes a good 30 minutes the 1st time you try it. I put duct tape over the torn foam rubber which worked just fine.

These two videos provide additional pictures and information about the canoe.

Video showing the 16.5' Ally Canoe

2nd Video of the Ally (showing other side of foam pad)

I am located in Canton, Ohio. I am planning a trip to Ely, MN in early July and a 2nd trip to Nakina, Ontario in early August if you happen to live anywhere along one of these routes I may be able to deliver the canoe.

If you look at the link from Lindentree, the DR16.5 is the 1st canoe you will see; it is retailing for $3,510 Canadian (about $2,500 USD) plus tax & shipping.

If you are interested, I would sell this canoe for $1400 + shipping charges.


03/29/2020 02:05PM  
I see you are from Canada. I bought mine from this place in Canada, they had a display model they sold me.

Western Canoe and Kayak, Canada
03/29/2020 02:16PM  
Check out my link on this thread about my Ally.

Edit, the price is now 1,400 plus shipping.

My Ally is for sale, flatwater, 1,400 US dollars
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01/17/2021 02:50AM  
I realize this is an old thread, I remembered seeing the post. If there’s still any interest there is an Ally canoe listed on Craigslist in Cape Coral, FL for $800. The description is “like new.” This is not my boat and I have no relation to the seller so I can not vouch for the authenticity of the listing. It’s a long way from the Boundary Waters but “where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
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03/03/2021 02:45PM  
I ended up buying the Ally in Cape Coral--my parents in Naples picked it up for me--and will bring it north in a month or two. I'm probably going to sell my PakCanoe and use the Ally. It's not quite as well made as a PakCanoe, but it's lighter, and a guide I know in northern Alaska swears by them.
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03/03/2021 07:30PM  
I’m glad that worked out for you and glad your parents will be able to help out with getting it to you! If I remember correctly I think the seller had even dropped the price some from the original post.
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03/04/2021 05:47PM  
Yes, it was a good deal and included two Ally paddles, made in Norway. It was pure luck that the boat turned up so close to my parents. Thanks for letting us know about it.
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