blackhawk canoe identification
Posted by: jcreekblackhawk on Aug-17-13 8:09 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
-- Last Updated: Sep-09-13 6:39 PM EST --
I recently purchased a Blackhawk canoe and need a little information about it. It is 15'9" long, 31 1/2" wide at the seat and weighs about 40#. The last 2 digits on the serial # is 94, so I believe that is the year it was made. I was wondering what model it is and how much is it worth? Also it needs some fiberglass work to make it seaworthy, what is the best way to patch some of the cracks?
I can't load any pictures, but found a pic of one that looks exactly the same http://photos.bwca.com/t/THEBOB.COM-070511-145725.JPG
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Posted by: CEWilson on Aug-17-13 11:32 PM (EST)
The StarShip was 15'10" but my records indicate 28" wide.
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-18-13 12:40 PM (EST)
Will get back to you later this afternoon w/ info.
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-18-13 10:45 PM (EST)
If it's a solo, could be a Starship|
Posted by: Canuka on Aug-18-13 7:46 PM (EST)
Blackhawk reborn? That would be |
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-18-13 10:44 PM (EST)
Interesting, especially with modern carbon/kevlar construction for lighter and tougher hulls.
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-18-13 11:02 PM (EST)
Posted by: Canuka on Aug-18-13 11:12 PM (EST)
Wood from Noah's ark?|
Posted by: vic on Aug-21-13 12:14 AM (EST)
Well Bob, maybe. If it can be verified.
I wouldn't mind watching the virgins|
Posted by: Canuka on Aug-21-13 9:21 AM (EST)
do the layup. However, their status may be even more difficult to verify.
Not a problem for me|
Posted by: puffingin on Aug-21-13 12:26 PM (EST)
As long as they have nicely formed pecs and abs and nice tight little buns, are topless and wearing cute little running shorts, and are not too hairy, doesn't matter if they're virgins or not. I can still enjoy the view. Also don't care where the wood came from either.
Alas, the Vestals were female|
Posted by: Canuka on Aug-21-13 12:50 PM (EST)
Tks for the correction, I guess ...|
Posted by: puffingin on Aug-21-13 1:48 PM (EST)
I think I must have confused vestal virgins with wastrel virgins.
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-21-13 4:33 PM (EST)
I am satisfied with the ash and/or mahogany wood trim on my Blackhawks.
Don't sound like your type either|
Posted by: puffingin on Aug-21-13 7:37 PM (EST)
Here's what I copied from Wikepedia regarding vestal virgins. I don't think they appreciate canoeing, motorcycles, fast cars and I suspect your basic philosophies of life would clash.
B H Redux|
Posted by: CEWilson on Aug-21-13 8:16 AM (EST)
Re-establishing BlackHawk would be a heavy lift. The line is diverse with one twitchy tandem, two combi boats and seven solos, the StarShip, Ariel and Shadow SS filling the same niche.
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-21-13 10:04 AM (EST)
Posted by: CEWilson on Aug-21-13 3:13 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-21-13 10:05 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Aug-22-13 12:51 PM (EST)
I'll fall out of your canoe if you take my picture.
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-22-13 2:52 PM (EST)
You will likely have an opportunity to test paddle my Proem at the Vous.
I've paddled a Moore Proem with |
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-22-13 1:49 PM (EST)
no problem. Would Blackhawk's be more challenging?
Not coming to fall vous|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-22-13 2:04 PM (EST)
but I would like to see comparative shots of you and Pblanc in the Proem.
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-22-13 3:04 PM (EST)
Proem: a tippy baby fish-countngboat?|
Posted by: puffingin on Aug-22-13 3:37 PM (EST)
Have you paddled it, Bob. I think I'd like to see a picture of that.
Yanoer, bring it to Midwest|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-22-13 4:05 PM (EST)
We can help you shut thebob up. Remember when you go to Rendezvous, bring extra sleeping bags.
Only the best boats for our irrigation |
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-22-13 6:33 PM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-23-13 1:03 AM (EST)
Posted by: PJC on Aug-23-13 5:04 PM (EST)
The Proem as I have it now has no pedestal, you know...
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-23-13 7:11 PM (EST)
Does that pedestal slide on tracks|
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-23-13 11:33 PM (EST)
or attach with velcro?
Freestyle? I don't do no freestyle.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-22-13 6:31 PM (EST)
I just said I had no trouble paddling it.
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-24-13 9:01 AM (EST)
It attaches will velcro.
Thanks for helping me find my identity.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Aug-22-13 6:32 PM (EST)
I was forgetting who I am :)
Information filled thread|
Posted by: puffingin on Aug-22-13 10:33 AM (EST)
Odd names indeed|
Posted by: Canuka on Aug-22-13 12:44 PM (EST)
...for canoes, anyway. I have a Starship and I love it. I will keep it until I cannot carry it anymore (it is a tad heavy for a solo compared to today's fancy boats). But really, "Starship"? Was the man a Trekkie or did some resin fumes get to him? We will probably never know.
Posted by: old_user on Aug-22-13 4:03 PM (EST)
I think he was a Navy Seal. One hell of a good guy. We had his Phantom tandem. Very fast & sleek, beautiful lines. Got my first canoe at Blackhawk on the Rock R. back when life was easy. Deciding between the somewhat sluggish, oil-canning Mad River Exp. or a Sawyer, Phil steered us a bit toward the Sawyer and a few thousand miles later I Thank you.
the watersmeet nimrods|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-22-13 4:20 PM (EST)
Posted by: CEWilson on Aug-22-13 10:13 PM (EST)
Bob, check Hemlock|
Posted by: mvbrando on Aug-23-13 2:59 AM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-23-13 10:50 AM (EST)
Thanks for the heads up...........
Posted by: mvbrando on Aug-23-13 12:26 PM (EST)
Can gget it to|
Posted by: kayamedic on Aug-23-13 12:42 PM (EST)
Ohio in Sept.
Can get it from Ohio to Chicago in Sept|
Posted by: canoeist11 on Aug-23-13 2:34 PM (EST)
An offer you can't refuse, Bob|
Posted by: Canuka on Aug-23-13 2:29 PM (EST)
Sell me your Ariel, buy the Covenant you covet from Curtis and kayamedic delivers for free.
Appreciate assistance offers............|
Posted by: thebob.com on Aug-23-13 4:33 PM (EST)