Posted by: notso on Nov-12-12 9:53 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
So a friend of mine has an older canoe that he's thinking about selling and wants to know what it is.
The info he has provided to me is as follows:
There is a model name on it "Wilderness"
It's 17 feet long.
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Posted by: pblanc on Nov-12-12 10:08 AM (EST)
I'm guessing the prefix denotes|
Posted by: tktoo on Nov-12-12 10:23 AM (EST)
a specialty production for one of the big-box retailers and that it's a Disco clone.
Posted by: notso on Nov-12-12 4:00 PM (EST)
Did the discovery go all the way back to '89? I didn't realize that Poly boats went back quite that far.
Posted by: pblanc on Nov-12-12 4:22 PM (EST)
Old Town introduced the Discovery series in 1984.
the real ones|
Posted by: daggermat on Nov-12-12 5:56 PM (EST)
Discovery = polyethylene|
Posted by: pblanc on Nov-12-12 6:05 PM (EST)
Of course, we don't know that the boat is a Discovery model but Discos were and are polyethylene.
oops, thanks Pete|
Posted by: daggermat on Nov-13-12 9:15 AM (EST)
I was thinking of MRE's due to cerebral expulsion.
Posted by: notso on Nov-13-12 1:09 PM (EST)
It also has a "White" sticker on each side. I had read somewhere that OT bought out white many years ago.
White Canoe Company|
Posted by: pblanc on Nov-13-12 2:04 PM (EST)
I believe that White Canoe Company had a wood/canvas model called the Wilderness back when.
Old Town records|
Posted by: nermal on Nov-14-12 8:57 AM (EST)
Old Town keeps the most accurate records of any company producing canoes. All you need is the serial number and Johnson's phone number and you'll have all the information you're looking for.