Very Light - Very Expensive Canoes

Kayak Jack

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Aug 26, 2003
Okemos / East Lansing Michigan
Mike, we're routinely building canoes of plywood that are only 10-11 pounds heavier than these 29 pounders. And, for under $1,000. Take the difference (say, $4,000), get a nice bicycle, and lose weight.

Several of us already have the bikes. Now - for the next part. (Ahem!)


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Five grand for a factory canoe ? heck, I would be too scared to put it in the water!

As Jack said, with a little care and patience a similar boat could built for less than a thousand bucks and only be around 10 pounds heavier. That leave around 4k for important stuff like beer. :mrgreen:


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Aug 25, 2003
Central , Florida
tx river rat said:
Didnt bill have one of there rejects on the trip on the Brazos

I think it was one of them , it was a factory second so the price was reduced for him. If I recall he paid $2,100.00 for his and it weighed 32 pounds.
The reason it sticks in my head is the Sasquatch I made was 30 pounds and cost me $700.00 to make it and I would joke with Bill that I can make 3 canoes for the cost of his one. :D