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    Default 15' 6" Core Craft Canoe

    Just picked up an old fiberglass core craft. It's needing a little bit of work but looks like a fun project and should end up with a really cool looking canoe. Does anyone know much about them? There isn't much online.

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    I know nothing about the canoe..
    you have some pictures we can view?
    thank you
    Max
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    Well, I did find out a little bit. Looks like it was made in 1969 or so. I just finished gel coating the top and bottom. Once it's cured in a couple days, I'll post some before and after pictures. Can't wait to see how she paddles.

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    Before and After
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    That truly is a fine looking Canoe..
    I like the way the seats attach,, I like the Gunwhale ,, it looks like a great splash guard .
    nice lines to the canoe too..
    The bulkheads look good also.
    were the bulkheads in good shape? no holes or cracks?
    It would interesting to know if they are air chambers, or have some kind of foam in them?
    I like the color also and it looks very nice ..
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    Everything looks to be in great shape. The bulkheads weren't cracked at all. I don't believe there is any foam inside, but not sure. There is a drain plug in each one though. I'm looking to take it out tomorrow and see how she does. Thanks for the compliments.

    Rob

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