Wanted: Used Coleman Scanoe

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
 

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.
 

Pandot

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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.[/



46er,

Thank you for your 2 1/2 cents. I am considering that possibility, as long as it isn't aluminum. I should point out that one reason I like the square-stern is the better stability, or the illusion of it. We will have a passenger under 3' tall.
 

46er

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I like the square-stern is the better stability, or the illusion of it. We will have a passenger under 3' tall.
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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Pandot

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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.
Thanks for your input.
-n.
 

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.
 

Pandot

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Sep 30, 2008
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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.
Long-a-coming: What is yours made of? Thanks.