Researching my Sawyer Canoe
Posted by: old_user on Oct-22-13 8:51 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I have owned this Sawyer canoe since 1985 and I was recently asked what I knew about it, e.g. Model and I had no clue. I started searching on the web to see if I could find out more about it but have had no luck. Here is what I do know; Length 17', Composition Fiberglass, Color Red, Capacity 4 persons or 716 lbs, Equipped with White Tractor seats with drain holes, Canoe Type Double Ender. I do remember we were told by the salesperson that the hull design made it extremely stable and hard to tip over. The label simply says Sawyer 17' canoe, there is no other information about a model name. Wonder if anyone here would know anything or could refer me to a site that might have some more information about it. Thanks for your time
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I have one Sawyer canoe|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-22-13 8:59 PM (EST)
which makes me no expert at any means but perhaps you have a Cruiser?
Probably not a Cruiser|
Posted by: rival51 on Oct-22-13 10:13 PM (EST)
My old catalog gives my 17'9" Cruiser a max load of 649 - not that I would want to come close to that. Except for the length it sounds more like a Sport (16').
The four person reference|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-22-13 10:22 PM (EST)
boat rating plates|
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Oct-22-13 11:07 PM (EST)
The capacity plates using the boating industry standards gave load capacity and equivalent persons capacity based on a nominal weight per passenger. Didn't mean there were seats for 4 or if it would paddle well with 4. If two of the four laid flat on the floor of the canoe it might work.
I think it's a Sawyer 17|
Posted by: pknoerr on Oct-23-13 11:59 AM (EST)
I suspect that the canoe is a Sawyer 17, based mainly on the model listed on the canoe, plus I'm sure that Sawyer sold a canoe called a Sawyer 17, as well as a 16. So, I suspect it's neither an X-17 or a Cruiser. Sawyer built all sorts of canoes for essentially anyone who would pay them to build canoes that would pay them. Plus they built any number of canoes for family/recreational use that weren't marketed more toward canoe enthusiasts like the Cruiser, the 190, 222, and X-17. These recreational boats were often made in mutiple fiberglass layups, and had more of a traditional recurved bow and stern rather than the more modern.
Posted by: Kanoo on Oct-23-13 2:14 AM (EST)
If the salesperson was highlighting stability the X17 makes sense.
Posted by: old_user on Oct-23-13 4:57 PM (EST)
As I am not a perks member I can't upload any photos I took but I do have some additional info on the serial number - the last set of 7 characters I can read are
If you host photos on Flickr or Picassa,|
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-23-13 11:47 PM (EST)
you can put links in your pnet posts. Then we can click a link to see the picture. You don't have to be a pnetter to do that.
Here is a link to some photos|
Posted by: old_user on Oct-24-13 10:35 AM (EST)
The canoe is stored under my deck so I did the best I could without having to take it down. You are correct the canoe has some weight behind it. We used it for several week long canoe camping trips through the Okefenokee Swamp. Recently it has been a fishing vessel
Photo link isn't working, and does not |
Posted by: ezwater on Oct-24-13 12:26 PM (EST)
have the format I expect to see for a Flickr link. Once you get to a Flickr picture, there should be a symbol down toward the lower right with a verbal tago about sharing with others. You will get a choice between links for others linking to the picture, or HTML/BB code for actually putting pictures in text (which you can't do on pnet). You need to copy the link to the picture and paste it in your pnet post.
Posted by: Cliffjrs on Oct-24-13 12:34 PM (EST)
Are you able to copy and paste ?
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-24-13 12:46 PM (EST)
but the pix are quite dark. If you could take it outside and put it on sawhorses right side up we might be able to see better. Also a shot from higher into the whole hull.