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    Default 18 ft Taiga Creek Canoe delivery to Fairbanks:

    I think it's enroute to 40 mile river far as i heard. Due to the shallows this boat will encounter on tribs of the yukon, and 40 mile branches, it has a full UHMW bottom. The gent is running a 12 hp copperhead which will work fine. He might step up to an 18 hp copperhead in the future.

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    I wish I could live in fairbanks, much closer to all sorts of good rivers. makes this overpopulated wasilla-anchorage armpit almost worthless to a river runnah. I couldn't get these images to rotate, I appoligize:


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    That is a sweet looking rig!

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    She is a beautiful rig, I'm sure she will provide many years of service to the lucky new owner. Congrats to you Sir, as I know it has been a long journey for you even though hers has just begun.
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    the rig looks great the owner will have many years use out of her there was a lot of work to bring it together
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    VERY nice. I can't wait for mine to arrive. I rotated the two pics.
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    Nice work Mainer!
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    Just a wonder work of art and function..
    I think that canoe is just such a great workhorse yet looks good doing it.
    imagine the time it has taken to create this line of specialty craft?
    and with the motor set up for all types of water conditions it is really a very well thought out and fantastic design.
    .. great job Mainer..
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    Looks much stouter than you would think for the weight. Outstanding craft for a lifetime of use.
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    Looks great a lot of hard work and fortitude! Way to go my friend Kurt

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    What are the weight capacities of your canoes?

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    Can't wait to hear about your adventures!
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    Mike....I like the flat bottom on the floor......that's sweet !!!!

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    Looking good Mainer!

    What would be the transom height if straight across?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VernAK View Post
    Looking good Mainer!

    What would be the transom height if straight across?
    Hello my friend,
    Hope all is well up in Delta. The height is 24 inches. The top of the stern in 48 inches. The flat planing surface is 33 inches. As you can probably see from the photo, the stern makes a sharp taper down to 16.5 inches for the motor to have sufficient depth and adjustment range.

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