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  Need help id'ing hull
  Posted by: CanadaDan on May-05-14 10:27 AM (EST)
   Category: Canoes 

-- Last Updated: May-05-14 5:57 PM EST --

I just bought what I thought was a Wenonah Minnesota II Kevlar Ultra Light in need of restoration.

A previous owner painted the canoe and removed all decals and the ID plate. I made my preliminary ID based on measurements and stiffener layup.

The only mark on the canoe is a number impressed into the hull "R085 2 58". The canoe is 18.5 feet long with a current gunwale width of 35 inches (home made gunwales and thwarts so it could be off a bit). Centre depth is ~13.5 inches.

Here are the pictures of the layup (trying out the bike fit for transport)

http://photoshare.shaw.ca/view/4068738669-1399325668-56794/

Wenonah claims the number does not correspond to any format they ever used.

Does anyone have any other alternative theories on what this could be if not the M2KUL?

Thanks!


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  Looks kinda like Wenonah ultralite
  Posted by: ezwater on May-05-14 11:31 AM (EST)
but what do I know, never saw one in the flesh that I know of.
 
 
  Maybe...
  Posted by: canadadan on May-06-14 4:15 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: May-07-14 9:47 AM EST --

It might just be a Sawyer Cruiser 222? Or a licensed copy as the number isn't right for a Sawyer and they were known to license production (at least to Scott here in Canada)

This is turning into a real mystery.

 
 
  Maybe a Rainbow?
  Posted by: canadadan on May-08-14 9:17 AM (EST)
Got a hint from another forum that this might be a 80's racing canoe from Rainbow in Vermont.

Thoughts?
 

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