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CLASSIC WOOD CANOES

Molitor 17

Long decks, outside stems and oval cherry gunwales create a frame so strong that no thwarts are needed on the beautiful Molitor. At 17’ long this hand-crafted canoe is one that you will want to hang up and display as art work. Considered to be one of the original “courting” canoes, the Molitor captures the look and feel of what a canoe design used to be at the turn of the century. Get it out on the water and you’ll find the hull design was ahead of its time.
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SPECS

Material:Wood/Canvas or Wood/Fiberglass
Length:17' / 5.2 m
Width:35" / 88.9 cm
Width at 4" Waterline:35" / 88.9 cm
Bow Height:22" / 55.9 cm
Depth:12" / 30.4 cm
Weight:84 lbs / 38.1 kg
Max Load Range:600-650 lbs / 272.2-294.8 kg
Suggested Retail:$8,999.99 USD Canvas / $8,999.99 USD Fiberglass

Hull Characteristics

FEATURES

  • Cane seats
  • Cherry gunwales
  • Western red cedar planking

Options

  • Wood with canvas (Green)
  • Fiberglass with wood (Clear)
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Flat Bottom

Flat bottom canoes offer great initial stability. They tend to feel very secure on calm water but become slightly less comfortable as the waves get larger or as you lean to one side. Flat bottom canoes are great for the sportsmen and general weekend warrior looking for a solid platform.

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Tumblehome Sides

A tumblehome design tends to have a narrower width at the gunwale than at the waterline. This allows the paddler to have a clean stroke with a closer reach to the water.

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Moderate Rocker

From a side view the canoe has only a slight banana shape while sitting on a hard surface. Moderate rocker in a canoe means it will turn easily on the water but can also track well for short to longer distance paddling.

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YOUR OLD TOWN ADVENTURES

Sweyolakan Paddlefest
mcrabtree1The Goldens are a group of Camp Fire girls who are now in their 60's. They have restored a number of Old Town Canoes and are now paddling the entire shore of Lake Coeur d Alene, Idaho- 104 miles!