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  • Great for tandem day-tripping or as a solo canoe for paddlers with higher skill levels
  • Straight keel line and sharp bow entry reduce friction in the water, and the rounded bottom provides turning responsiveness
  • 3-layer polyethylene offers excellent stiffness, high durability and light weight
  • Center yoke thwart offers manageable solo portaging while polyethylene decks with molded handles facilitate easy 2-person transport
  • Webbing seats are comfortable and long-lasting; stout ash thwarts and anodized-aluminum gunwales enhance rigidity

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Specs

Best Use Canoeing
Material(s) 3-layer polyethylene
Gunwales Material Aluminum
Length 17 ft. 4 in.
Width 36 inches
Depth 14 inches
Weight 83 pounds
Seat Type Webbing
Number of Paddlers 2
Weight Capacity (lbs) 1,500 pounds
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for touring I bought it last year and was so glad I did. A very large friend and I took our boys up north to hit the Manotowish chain of lakes WI, and it works perfectly. The high freeboard proved essential on the open lakes and kept the waves at bay and it tracked well too. On the fast moving river parts it was stable and predictable. A good thing as we didn't dump at the one bend, while our boys did. Woohoo, score one for the adults! Also, the capacity allowed us to pack it all, even with my large friend (although it made steering from the stern a challenge with all the weight up front). Although Poly canoes are not the lightest, they are pretty much maintenance free and I don't have to white knuckle that rock up ahead that my friend didn't see. The ash seats and thwarts still give it a classic ish look. My only contention is there is no place to tie on a painter so I had to add an eye to the bow and stern as I didn't want the rope to get in the way of the deck handle. This also makes strapping to a roof rack a challenge as I don't like to rope through handles as they are not made for that kind of forces (other canoe broke the front handle when I tied down through it, the result was not pretty on the highway as you can imagine...)
Date published: 2017-05-15
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How does this canoe handle being stored outside in direct sun? Is it affected by heat and prolonged exposure to sun?

Asked by: Steve
Simply put, don't do it. The outer coating RESISTS UV but the heat will not be kind. At least cover the canoe to block out the light and it will help to keep it from baking. The Penobscot will probably do better than other poly canoes, but there are limits. If your talking a few days, it would be ok, but don't store it in the desert. My other cheapo canoe got soft after a week in direct Indiana summer sun, but luckily I was able to get it in shape with some effort and a few more weeks in the sun upside up. Maybe try an aluminum canoe if you have to store it in the sun.
Answered by: tomgofly
Date published: 2017-05-15

How can I find out how old my canoe is by the serial number ( XTC31396G898)

Asked by: Old69mino
We recommend contacting Old Town directly.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-11
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