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Very Light - Very Expensive Canoes

Discussion in 'Canoeing' started by mike, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. mike

    mike Well-Known Member

    Maybe someday when a rich uncle I never knew leaves me a fortune.

    Savage River Canoes

    Mike
     
  2. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    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!)
     
  3. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Looked at the prices. Ouch!!
    Bob
     
  4. hairymick01

    hairymick01 Well-Known Member

    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:
     
  5. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    Chuck
    Didnt bill have one of there rejects on the trip on the Brazos
    Ron
     
  6. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    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

    Chuck.
     
  7. tx river rat

    tx river rat Well-Known Member

    I know you could see thru it the glass was so thin.
    I wonder where Bills shoes wound up (In the Bahamas by now) :lol:
    Ron
     

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