I have the opportunity to purchase a MR Peter Pond that is in really good shape. I have searched the web and can't find much info on it. Is this hull a good performer? I spend most of my time paddling solo on slow moving rivers with my 100lb chocolate lab. I would rate myself as an intermediate paddler looking for an efficient hull, will the Peter Pond fit the bill?
Thanks in advance!
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Didn't know MR ever made one. |
Posted by: ezwater on Sep-05-13 12:33 AM (EST)
Peter Pond was the name of a very nice Moore canoe. They were made in Indiana until the factory and molds burned down.
Pat Moore Peter Pond|
Posted by: grbforme on Sep-27-13 2:42 PM (EST)
I bought a new fiberglass Peter Pond canoe made by Pat Moore from, if memory serves, Hemlock Canoe Works in the Finger Lakes of New York State in the '70s. It is a beautiful boat to paddle. The logo on the bow is Pat's initials made to look like a canoe bow cleaving a wave. I heard from someone years later that Pat sold the design to Mad River and that they produced it.
Can't Find Anything Except This|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-05-13 6:40 AM (EST)
I remember seeing them in the catalog, because I remember the name. Peter Pond, being a fur trader and one of the founders of the North West Company, the Hudson Bay Company's rival. The boat was only made 1985-'87.
Here it ist|
Posted by: mrmannerz on Sep-05-13 7:47 AM (EST)
Here's a link to archived Mad River Catalogs.
Good work on the catalog search. |
Posted by: ezwater on Sep-05-13 3:02 PM (EST)
I agree that the PP sounds more like a tandem.
I Noticed Those Decks....|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-05-13 4:06 PM (EST)
....look just like the large decks on the Moore tandem a friend has. I wonder if Moore made this model for Mad River and they marketed it like they did with Krueger and the Mad River Monarch?
I was in personal contact with the |
Posted by: ezwater on Sep-05-13 4:32 PM (EST)
Moores back then, and never heard of a link with Mad River.
Wow, Pat Moore and Jim Henry?|
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-05-13 11:38 PM (EST)
I'm impressed! I can't imagine meeting some of those "Pioneers" back in the day.
I'm not aware that I ever met Pat Moore.|
Posted by: ezwater on Sep-06-13 10:48 AM (EST)
I met and paddled some with the older Moores, before the fire.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Sep-06-13 11:28 AM (EST)
...even if "Nothing rubs off" it would be a hoot to meet some of those paddlers!
Come to think of it, I was in the |
Posted by: ezwater on Sep-06-13 4:58 PM (EST)
presence of the late, great Mike Gault at a canoe conclave at Ft. Yargo State Park near Atlanta. Maybe Pat Moore was there and I didn't know it. I've talked to Pat over the phone about gunwale repairs to my old Moore Voyageur.
Posted by: dogpaddlin on Sep-12-13 12:15 PM (EST)
Thanks for all the replies! When talking to the seller I discovered he also had a Sawyer Summersong that was in really good shape. As soon as I saw the Sawyer I fell in love and had to have it!
Mad River Minstrel|
Posted by: Dirk_Barends on Sep-28-13 2:18 AM (EST)
Mad River once sold a Pat Moore design called the Minstrel, that I liked but never sold well because it was not V-bottomed?