Wanted: Used Coleman Scanoe

Discussion in 'NJPineBarrens.com Flea Market' started by Pandot, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Pandot

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    I'm looking for a used Coleman Scanoe or comparable square-stern canoe and am willing to travel anywhere in Jersey south of I-195. I am surprised how difficult this is and wonder if anybody out there has one you've been thinking about unloading or knows of somebody who is.

    Thanks, Noelle
     
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    I'll keep my eyes out, Noelle.
     
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    I am not in the market,but how much should a used on be like this one on craigslist?
     
  5. Pandot

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    Dogg, thank you. I did see that one earlier in the week. The 14', 7" models are around $350, new.
     
  6. Pandot

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    Seriously. I didn't trust his ad, anyway... we are replacing the one that was stolen in lovely Red Bank, NJ, #3 on Smithsonian's Best Small Towns list!
     
  7. 46er

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    Most of the used sCanoes I've seen have been for sale with a small outboard or electric motor. If you need a motor option, might want to consider a canoe with a motor bracket. I used one for a few years and it worked fine; cheaper and more around as well. Just my 2 1/2 cents.
     
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  9. 46er

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    It's just an illusion :eek:

    The Coleman has a flat bottom, which gives good intitial stability, but once it starts to go, it's gone. If it's a youngster thats under 3' tall, try to find something with good intitial and secondary stability. Its all in the design of the hull.
     
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  10. Pandot

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    Thanks for your input.
    -n.
     
  11. long-a-coming

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    Purchased a 17ft Ram-x canoe a few years back from Mucksavage here on this site. For $200 I got the canoe, electric motor, paddles, cushions, life jackets, and seat backs. I think it was a great deal. My cousin and I purchased it together and he has it now since he lives within a few blocks of Cooper River and Newton Creek. We would probably sell it as I am in the market for a double kayak to take my son out on the little rivers of the Pines. Just the canoe would be for sale not the accesories. I believe the canoe is a Coleman, not the square back though.
     
  12. Pandot

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    Long-a-coming: What is yours made of? Thanks.
     
  13. MuckSavage

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    Long-a-coming's canoe is the typ. Coleman "Ram-X" material. It's 17', reddish orange in color.
     
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    Hey how is the Pelican Brand of sit in style kayaks? Anyone have any opinions on the brand?
     
  15. Wm yoder

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    Are you still in the market for a Scanoe?