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#1 56S Mar 04, 2012 06:31 AM

Spring's coming and we picked up a new cruiser!
 
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Bet you thought I bought another motorcycle! Nope, a 17' Alumacraft canoe now resides here with the 1986 Alumacraft V165 fishing boat. There are quite a few fishing lakes in our area with 10hp limits. These quiet lakes and the Tuscarawas river is where she'll spend most of her time. No whitewater for this boat. You rent canoes for the rapids.;)

#2 Park_Flyer Mar 04, 2012 06:47 AM

Looks right at home there :)

#3 56S Mar 04, 2012 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Park_Flyer (Post 20932412)
Looks right at home there :)

A wooden canoe would look so much better on the pine beams but at 61 lbs, the Alumacraft is so much easier to get up there.;)

#4 Jon Shaw Mar 04, 2012 12:12 PM

Did I see Parma?:D

The Ghoul (A tribute) (2 min 25 sec)

#5 FL Knifemaker Mar 04, 2012 12:41 PM

Nice canoe!! A good friend of mine has an old wooden one hanging above his bar with lights in it. I like going to the wood boat shows and seeing the wooden canoes. I couldn't see owning one but they are beautiful to admire.

#6 Jon Shaw Mar 04, 2012 02:08 PM

That looks like a nice cabin. Does it sit on any of the Utica Shale? I have several friends who have already cashed in on the hunting grounds they own in SE Ohio.

#7 56S Mar 04, 2012 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Jon Shaw (Post 20935784)
That looks like a nice cabin. Does it sit on any of the Utica Shale? I have several friends who have already cashed in on the hunting grounds they own in SE Ohio.

Yep. With the low prices of natural gas right now things have slowed a bit. I figure why sell now if my neighbors aren't. The gas and oil will be there and it isn't eating much.:)

#8 dll932 Mar 04, 2012 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Jon Shaw (Post 20934897)

When my dad worked at WJW TV8, I got to sit in on Ghoulardi being broadcast. :)

#9 Punkie Mar 05, 2012 04:21 AM

Nice little thing, that would be good on my home waters, little or no current, wide rivers, narrow lodes.
I must repair that little Bic dinghy I got given.

#10 56S Mar 05, 2012 05:09 AM

I like the freedom of a canoe. A PFD per person. A whistle if I paddle the Ohio or Muskingum rivers or Lake Erie. That's it. With the fishing boat a fire put'er out'er, a distress flag, horn, throwable PFD, 2" numbers on the side......

#11 H2SO4 Mar 05, 2012 05:47 AM

Awesome canoe. How are those compound curves formed out of sheet aluminium? Manual drawing of some sort? Explosive forming? Surely they're not cast in a mold?

What thickness are those sheets?

#12 56S Mar 05, 2012 12:08 PM

With the Tumblehome hull it must have some compound curves. The hull is 1mm braced with five ribs. Weight is 61 lbs.

#13 7oneWo1f Mar 05, 2012 03:28 PM

If didn't fly RC, I'd pick up one of these:

http://wenonah.com/

#14 56S Mar 05, 2012 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by N6145k (Post 20946300)
If I didn't fly RC, wasn't married and had two jobs, I'd pick up one of these:

http://wenonah.com/

There, fixed up for me!

I saw plans to build a cedar strip canoe that required about a thousand little brass nails to build that fell in love with the idea of building one. Yea, 300 lbs may be a bit heavy to portage.:eek:

#15 Usta Bee Mar 05, 2012 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by 56S (Post 20932338)
There are quite a few fishing lakes in our area with 10hp limits.

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