We have a tandem 17' We-no-nah Jensen (Tuf-weave, red gel coat, black aluminum, adjustable seats, yellow cream interior) that we love. Only 56# but length is too much at our age to transport. Making switch to single kayaks. Canoe is used, but good shape; few gel coat scratches, NO damage.
Unable to determine a price this canoe. Want to price to sell, but still get fair value. Also, would welcome any advice on how and where to find the next owner of our "Fast Eddy". -- Ken, Oregon
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Posted by: paddletothesea on Nov-10-13 2:35 PM (EST)
That is Jensens borderline racing/touring canoe....fast and fun to paddle.
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Posted by: rpg51 on Nov-10-13 5:45 PM (EST)
specific boat - so I agree you need to do some checking around. But my general rule of thumb is that if it is a good boat in very good condition and still on the market new - 50% of the cost new often works. Very rough rule of thumb.
I have seen a few for sale posted |
Posted by: kayamedic on Nov-10-13 5:51 PM (EST)
Posted by: pblanc on Nov-10-13 5:54 PM (EST)
I just sold one|
Posted by: MCImes on Nov-10-13 6:10 PM (EST)
I have two Jensen 17's, but they are|
Posted by: Jackl on Nov-10-13 7:25 PM (EST)
17' Jensen price|
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Nov-10-13 7:40 PM (EST)
You live on the far side of the Rockies. The canoe has black aluminum trim, sliding seats. At 56# its light for a glass tandem and a great paddling hull. I would open at $750. Thats less than half price of a new canoe shipped to Oregon.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Nov-10-13 7:49 PM (EST)
Its THE tandem canoe that wins the Yukon River Quest....Longest Canoe and Kayak race. The Jensens rule the canoe division. Google the race and post a message on the message board.
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Posted by: jswr450 on Nov-10-13 11:10 PM (EST)
but I'd think $600-$1200 depending on age, condition, and where you are selling it. Good luck selling it. I'm sure someone will want it.
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Posted by: gingernc on Nov-11-13 8:53 AM (EST)
I don't have a dog in this fight, but reading all these excellent suggestions makes me reflect on my own experiences seeking help from PNetters. Rock on!
Posted by: ppine on Nov-15-13 1:02 PM (EST)
Craigslist will reach a lot of people and help you judge the market. Your boat is somewhat specialized so it make take a couple of weeks. Condition is an important feature in determining the value of older boats.
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Posted by: linken on Nov-15-13 7:16 PM (EST)
Oh, wow! Thank you so much, everyone. Very helpful info and advice. Will get it looking really spiffy, see what shakes out for interest. May try once or twice now, then wait until comfortable paddle season. Serious paddlers are out whatever the conditions, but most folks hide inside during cold and wet Oregon winter--or switch to snow sports. Strongly suspect selling Fast Eddy will be easier than choosing kayaks. Oh Lord, so many choices...
Posted by: n7zuq on Nov-17-13 11:39 PM (EST)
Someone else already mentioned 50% of retail and I'd agree. I've always found that to be a decent target for a used canoe in good condition.
Still a few afficiandos around|
Posted by: mickjetblue on Nov-18-13 8:30 AM (EST)
who would like to have your canoe at a fair value price.