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Post by meatloaf on Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:29 pm

i am building one soon, all it costs me is the bolts and wing nuts...screw paying 110 bucks for one...plus you get more satisfaction by building one yourself..i shall stain it purple.
will post pics after completion...i am glad rna is in here, he motivates me to make things by doing so himself!

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Post by RedneckAngler on Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:00 pm

For those thinking about a trolling motor on the canoe…. I wholeheartedly agree w/ the screw $110 unless you don’t want to ruin the clean look of your Old Town Classic. I have a 17’ aluminum beast w/ a few dings. I built my mount out of scrap hardwood and 1” finishing grade plywood. Following Meatloaf’s advice, I’m having the kids in shop class cut a metal plate to back the actual mount section (Your tax $$$$ hard at work). Included a new pic as things have been reorganized. I’ve also got a pretty cool blueprint design I’ve been working on for an adjustable outrigger for added stability and even the capacity for a small sail if I decide to go camping on the Maine lakes. Once I build a prototype I plan to publish the design.

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Post by meatloaf on Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:27 pm

awesome!!!!!!!!!

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Post by meatloaf on Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:22 pm

if your old towner is like mine, you might need longer bolts as the top ridges of the gunwale might be an inch or more(thickwise)......i am glad the snow has melted because i was gonna wing mine...but now that i pondered about it, i am going to make some serious measurements in the back yard..... because i plan on putting a rod holder on it and i want that fukker to be sturdy!!!!!!!!!it just might be a cheapee rod holder modded to stay on for good, but fuk it....frankensteining freakin rules!...just ask rna....it feels good to be a mad scientist, doesn't it?

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Post by RedneckAngler on Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:02 pm

I was just kidding about the OT Classic. I wish I had an Old Town Classic. I think the all wood looks cool, but then again they cost about 2x what I paid for my bass boat. My canoe is a Miche-Craft B17, heavy grade aluminum. I measured the gunnel widths and depth, as well as the interior angle so the lower piece fits flush against the inside of the hull. Even though the clamp pieces are solid oak, I also have 1-1/2" diameter washers top/bottom (not in pic) so that the bolt doesn't sink in and loosen the clamp. I can pick up the 17', 84lb. canoe by the bracket without slippage. Never even thought of attaching a rod or drink holder. Meatloaf, you just expanded the horizon!



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Post by meatloaf on Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:18 pm

i got a plastic old town 14 footer..it is rated for like 800 lbs...no keel and green...registering this fri!

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