I just committed to buy a Galyan's Woodsman III, which is essentially a rebranded Bell Royalex Northwind at 16.5' and 62 lbs. It looks to be in very good shape and only has the usual scratches. I'm paying $400, nine hours of driving and about $85 in gas. This is a good (but not great) deal—right?
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Posted by: alan_gage on Apr-21-14 10:53 AM (EST)
I'd tell you you were getting screwed and then go buy it myself.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-21-14 12:16 PM (EST)
I was looking at it myself, but loooong drive. I hated the "Cheesy" metal hangers Bell used in some of their boats, but some folks don't mind them. I'd pay $600-700 bucks for it if it's in good condition. I think if you don't like it, you can recoup your cash and gas money with no problem?
Pretty good deal|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-21-14 12:27 PM (EST)
I have done volunteer work for a nature society that runs day canoe trips. They have a couple of Woodsman IIIs in their fleet. It is a nice hull.
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Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-24-14 7:56 PM (EST)
Posted by: CanadaDoug on Sep-22-14 8:16 AM (EST)
I just got one of the Galyan/Bell 15'6 canoes. Definitely a Bell, has Bell stickers and double checked the serial number. I believe this is the Morningstar, is that correct? At least that's what I can see from all the posts. Its in beautiful condition!