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paddlerdoug
 
03/29/2022 02:14PM  
A true classic. Old Town Canadienne. Fast. Sleek.
Sold by designer Ralph Freeze himself out of his Chicagoland Canoe base in 1984.

Fiberglass, 17'. Gunwales, decks, interior, seats in nearly perfect condition.
Some exterior gelcoat scratches and abrasions below waterline. One owner most of its life, stored in indoor garage. All original papers.

$1400.00

Pick up only or buyer handles shipping


 
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03/29/2022 05:10PM  
How much does that beast weigh? Inquiring minds want to know.
 
03/30/2022 03:45PM  
Nice looking boat! Any wiggle room on the price? Where in IL are you located?
 
paddlerdoug
 
03/30/2022 08:39PM  
It weighs about 78 lbs. Fiberglass hull.
 
paddlerdoug
 
03/30/2022 08:41PM  
Yes, it's a beauty. As for 'wiggle room,' maybe. Try an offer. I've had a couple.
Thanks for your interest!
 
paddlerdoug
 
03/30/2022 08:43PM  
Also... located near St. Cloud, MN not Illinois.
 
03/31/2022 02:26PM  
paddlerdoug: "Also... located near St. Cloud, MN not Illinois."

Ok, I saw the Illinois sticker on the boat, and you mentioned Ralph Freese and he was on the north side/Harwood Heights area. False logic jump :)
 
03/31/2022 06:16PM  
These were great paddling boats--we bought an Old Town Columbia in 1988, also fiberglass, but weighing in at ~60 pounds. In 2017 or so, when trying to reduce our portage weights, I contacted Old Town to see if they offered the Columbia hull design in lighter materials, but were disappointed to learn that Old Town doesn't offer canoes in the 17-18 foot range that I care to carry. It appears they haven't heard of Kevlar or carbon fiber...

TZ
 
gravelroad
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04/02/2022 06:02PM  
TrailZen: "These were great paddling boats--we bought an Old Town Columbia in 1988, also fiberglass, but weighing in at ~60 pounds. In 2017 or so, when trying to reduce our portage weights, I contacted Old Town to see if they offered the Columbia hull design in lighter materials, but were disappointed to learn that Old Town doesn't offer canoes in the 17-18 foot range that I care to carry. It appears they haven't heard of Kevlar or carbon fiber...


TZ"


That will be news to the owners of these Kevlar Canadiennes ...

Kevlar Canadiennes
 
Speckled
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04/04/2022 10:42AM  
Gorgeous boat!
 
04/04/2022 04:50PM  
gravelroad: "TrailZen: "These were great paddling boats--we bought an Old Town Columbia in 1988, also fiberglass, but weighing in at ~60 pounds. In 2017 or so, when trying to reduce our portage weights, I contacted Old Town to see if they offered the Columbia hull design in lighter materials, but were disappointed to learn that Old Town doesn't offer canoes in the 17-18 foot range that I care to carry. It appears they haven't heard of Kevlar or carbon fiber...



TZ"



That will be news to the owners of these Kevlar Canadiennes ...


Kevlar Canadiennes "


I stand corrected! I remember now that when we ordered our Columbia in late 1988, Kevlar was an option. It only dropped the canoe's weight 5 pounds and was many dollars more--at the time I could afford the weight more than I could afford the option. When I contacted them before buying our Northstar Northwind 17, I asked Old Town what they had in the 17 foot, 40 pound range, they had nothing.

TZ
 
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