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I Recently purchased a Wenonah "Spirit" . 16' 9" long by 34"wide. The Id tag say's, SP703G787.
MY question is what is the boat made of? I believe it is fiberglass but the boat is pretty light for a boat this long. I have also contacted Wenona but with the Holidays I thought You all would be faster.
I bought this boat from a customer that had not used it in 15 yrs. Not much wear on the boat but it was never undercover untill I bought it a month ago.
I plan on trying some 303 on the finish this spring to see if I can bring the finish back without painting.
I can see it was made in July of 1987.
Thanks for any input You all may have on this boat.
Heel and Pegpads™
Touring Kayak Paddles
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Posted by: guideboatguy on Dec-23-12 7:57 PM (EST)
Posted by: ppine on Dec-24-12 11:52 AM (EST)
I had an Odyssey in tuff-weave that was too light. It broke up in a Class I rapid. I repaired the boat but lost confidence in it and eventually sold it. It also had no rocker which is a problem in an 18 1/2 foot boat.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Dec-24-12 9:14 AM (EST)
I owned a couple Tuffweave (fiberglass) Wenonahs and they were relatively light. Typically, the Tuffweave had a tan painted inside, while the kevlar boats were clear (yellow-butterscotch color clear) on the inside.
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Posted by: riverman69 on Dec-25-12 8:25 AM (EST)
I am leaning toward believing it is tuffweave. It is painted tan on the inside.
Not even sure it is a We-no-nah|
Posted by: kayamedic on Dec-24-12 9:56 AM (EST)
Its MIC is MFP, not SP
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Dec-25-12 1:35 PM (EST)
this hull is sort of my specialty. The Spirit has recurved ends, Spirit II has angled stems. Fiberglass construction on Spirits, they were pre Tuffweave, can be tan painted inside or clear. If its gel coated outside it will be tan inside. They did make core stiffened glass hulls that were clear-coated. You can see right thru the hull on the sides and everywhere except where the core and ribs stiffen the hull. The least expensive versions were "extra-stiffened". Extra glass layers with woven roving on the inside. No core or ribs. These were high-60s#. Cross-rib fiberglass and center-rib fiberglass were low 60# range. Kevlar cross-rib and center-rib were low to mid 50# range, and core-stiffened kevlar hulls were low 40#range. Cross-rib kevlar hulls are natural kevlar inside, and one kept outside for almost 30 would be pretty dark inside and easily confused with a painted interior. But kevlar hulls of that vintage had Dupont Kevlar stickers on the hulls near the stern.
Posted by: riverman69 on Dec-26-12 7:17 AM (EST)
Thanks for Your info. This boat has the cross ribs. I would think it is in the low 60 lb range.