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  1975 mint condition Blue Hole canoe
  Posted by: sujamallen on Jul-14-13 5:29 PM (EST)
   Category: Canoes 

Does anyone know the value of a 1975 Blue Hole canoe (one of the originals made when the company first got started)? Mint condition. Has not been used in 32 years.

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  I just gave one away
  Posted by: TommyC1 on Jul-14-13 7:03 PM (EST)
A Starburst whitewater tandem. Not in new condition but not to bad.
I figure I might have got a couple of hundred if I sold it.
A more generic type might be more desirable but I still wouldn't count on getting too much for it.
 
 
  Probably an OCA
  Posted by: pblanc on Jul-14-13 9:35 PM (EST)
I believe that is mostly if not exclusively what Blue Hole was producing back then. The Sunburst and Starburst came much later.

Unless you come across an enthusiast/collector who prizes such a boat for historical and nostalgic reasons I would not expect to get more than a few hundred dollars, perhaps $500, for such a hull.

Although the OCA was a very capable hull for the time, most of today's paddlers would probably opt for a different OC-2. The OCA does not make a very efficient flat water tandem and it is ungodly heavy (but durable). Whitewater tandem teams are becoming something of a rarity, and those looking for a new boat would likely go for a more modern design such as a Caption, Blast, Verige X, Nexus, or Octane 92.

I suspect a Starburst would bring a little more being a rarer hull and somewhat better all-around river cruiser.
 
 
  Depends on the buyer. Just any
  Posted by: g2d on Jul-14-13 11:13 PM (EST)
canoeist isn't going to know about the historical value. Serious paddlers might know it's a classic, but might prefer to spend their ww canoe money in other ways.

Ask maybe $800 for it and be patient. And don't sell it to just any schlep with pocket money. Wait for someone who appreciates what they're getting.

I think you might get 5-6 hundred for it if you're patient.
 

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