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UER Forum > Private Boards Index > The great outdoors > Just picked up my first canoe! (Viewed 1713 times)
ZenCanadian 


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Just picked up my first canoe!
< on 10/17/2013 11:22 PM >
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I was attending my bro-in-laws wedding in Sept and wound up talking to a good friend of the family about tripping etc. When I mentioned I was looking to buy a used boat from the outfitter I rent through he mentioned that he had a couple boats I might be interested in. He had a red one, abs I believe, which weighed a lot and a cedar strip that I was instantly interested in. I asked the price and he said...."FREE"! The best word ever...all I had to do was go pick her up.

Long story short, he ended up bringing the canoe from his cottage in to the city and I grabbed it the other day and brought her home. She needs a bit of work..take off the fiberglass, sand her a bit and then reseal her and she should be good to go.

She's about 15' in length and 2'10" wide and weighs about 40 pounds so decently light. She was made by hand in Trout Creek, Ontario by Ross Ellery. He passed away back in 96 if I recall right but made some awesome boats. Trying to find out a year on it..

Here's a couple shots!


Ellery's by ZensLens, on Flickr


Stripper by ZensLens, on Flickr


Awaiting restoration by ZensLens, on Flickr

Anyone else paddle and have your own boat? Post em up!

Cheers,
Zen




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Abby Normal 


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I've only done a little bit of paddling, but it's always fun. Out here in the desert it's a bit of a challenge to find fun places. Yours is beautiful and a bit of work will restore it to proper shape. Could become a family heirloom.

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< Reply # 2 on 10/21/2013 11:47 AM >
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Beautiful! I'm surprised it's only 40 pounds, it being wood.




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ZenCanadian 


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< Reply # 3 on 10/29/2013 3:19 PM >
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I'm guessing on the weight but it's around there since I know what a 44 pound kevlar feels like to pick up for portage and this feels right around there. Can't wait until spring to fix her up and get her on the water!




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