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Spartan24
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04/18/2021 06:58PM  


I bought this and want to register it. Guy I got it from had no clue. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 
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jhb8426
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04/18/2021 07:47PM  
That's a 1960's vintage Alumacraft. I have one that looks exactly like it. It's currently at my son's house in WI or I could take some comparison pics. The give away is the seat construction, also the serial number format, the bow tie down piece and the formed thwarts.
 
Spartan24
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04/18/2021 08:09PM  
Boom! Thank you!

Now another question, what’s the best way to strip the paint?
 
jhb8426
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04/18/2021 08:18PM  
I'd try a paint stripper, probably a citrus based product. Methylene chloride works on most any paint but I don't know how it would react with the aluminum. In any event try a small test patch first.
 
04/18/2021 08:19PM  
Looks like an alien spacecraft :)
 
tumblehome
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04/19/2021 07:41AM  
Fugly.

It’s probably worth $25 at the scrap yard!
 
WHendrix
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04/19/2021 08:09AM  
It looks like one I saw in my neighborhood a couple of years ago. The guys loading it on a car to go north said they found it buried in a swamp.
 
Spartan24
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04/19/2021 08:12AM  



It’s vintage!
 
HayRiverDrifter
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04/22/2021 03:53PM  
That's a 1965 Leaverightwhereitsat
 
jhb8426
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04/23/2021 12:20AM  
HayRiverDrifter: "That's a 1965 Leaverightwhereitsat "

It's a functional boat in many instances. Mine stayed at my parents place for many years. Used frequently. Still in use.
 
foxfireniner
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04/23/2021 08:52AM  
Don't listen to the haters. That looks like a solid canoe.

No discernible twist that I can see. Other than the ugly paint, I don't see a thing wrong with it.

I would try a pressure washer first. I bet it will blow that paint right off.

I have a giant Osagian aluminum...I'm still young as long as I can carry it. Get yourself a spring creek seat/yoke and you are set.
 
justpaddlin
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04/23/2021 01:13PM  
foxfireniner: "Don't listen to the haters. That looks like a solid canoe.


No discernible twist that I can see. Other than the ugly paint, I don't see a thing wrong with it.


I would try a pressure washer first. I bet it will blow that paint right off.


I have a giant Osagian aluminum...I'm still young as long as I can carry it. Get yourself a spring creek seat/yoke and you are set. "


I was thinking the same thing, that boat looks to be in perfect shape other than the flaking paint job. The pressure wash idea makes sense, I like the sound of citrus-based stripper, or you might try a $20 heat gun to see if that takes the paint off easily...using a stiff plastic putty knife so you don't scratch the aluminum with a steel tool.
 
bordertrail
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04/24/2021 10:45AM  
I have an Osagian I bought 30 years ago, still looks as nice as the day I bought it. I have taken it to the BW over 20 times, just do not look at the scratches on the bottom. Last years trip we had the Osagian, an Alumunicraft and a Gruman. The differance between the Gruman and other aluminum canoes is how close the rivits are. Gruman has closer spaced rivits, they do make aircraft.
 
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