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Offline Uncle Sam

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Fixing the Canoe
« on: May 30, 2016, 02:47:01 PM »
Over the winter I bought a used canoe, with a 3hp motor. This weekend the wife and I started fixing it up. I replaced the center support, and she started sanding the seats, for stain.
 

Its in decent shape. We've already had it in the water once. But it needs some love. As you can see its getting a little worn. I've got a fiberglass kit to fix it up.

It came with a little 3hp motor. A Gamefisher, which is an old Sears brand. I got it running this winter at my work.


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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 03:00:43 PM »
Cool little canoe and motor.  Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 03:14:55 PM »
I kind of remember seeing those Gamefisher kickers in the summer Sears catalogs.....are they a 2 or 4 cycle engine?  Square stern or are you using a clamp-on mount?
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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 03:35:56 PM »
Its a 2 cycle. Its a square stern, sorta. Here's an overall pic

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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 03:37:51 PM »
Well, that's different.  Cool little boat!
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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 04:05:22 PM »
Thanks, Uncle.....a picture is worth 1000 words. :cheers:
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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 04:53:19 PM »
kinda like the Coleman scanoe.....but not ???...lol

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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2016, 04:54:47 PM »
Man that is a pretty cool little design. I don't think I've ever seen one that looks like that. Are you planning on painting  it?
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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2016, 05:00:42 PM »
Gamefisher!!!!!!
Thank you so much!!!!
Dad bought one in '83 or '84 and it lasted till about '00-'02 or thereabouts. I never knew the name but knew it was from Sears.
Nice canoe. Not a pattern I'd seen before.


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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2016, 05:28:14 PM »
It's a Golden Hawk Canoe. They still make them. Check them out here. http://www.goldenhawkcanoes.com/
As for painting it, I'm not sure. The wife has said something about it. But I'm not sure I want to. If I did I think I would paint it olive green. Just my personal preference.

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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2016, 05:56:43 PM »
Looks and sounds llike an interesting find. Hopefully the glass work is not too involved and you'll have some water adventures to share soon.

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2016, 06:27:31 PM »
Looks and sounds llike an interesting find. Hopefully the glass work is not too involved and you'll have some water adventures to share soon.
We should be well done with it this week. So hopefully this weekend. Which probably means it will rain ;)

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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2016, 06:50:00 PM »
That is a neat little canoe.  Good pick-up on it.  Looking forward to seeing the project and seeing it in an outings thread!
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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2016, 07:41:33 PM »
That's a cool boat. Is it a 12 footer?

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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2016, 05:14:22 PM »
It is a 12. Looks kinda funny hanging out the back of my short box pickup.

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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2016, 08:20:48 PM »
That motor is neat! I have a battery powered trolling motor that I plan to use one day. I didn't know they made little gas motors for canoes like that!

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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2016, 10:23:44 PM »
It is a 12. Looks kinda funny hanging out the back of my short box pickup.

Not near as funny as a 17 ft'er.....LOL.
Cool little boat...and nice find on the put-put as well....

Looking forward to see pic's on the water.
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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2016, 12:42:53 AM »
It is a 12. Looks kinda funny hanging out the back of my short box pickup.

Not near as funny as a 17 ft'er.....LOL.
Cool little boat...and nice find on the put-put as well....

Looking forward to see pic's on the water.
I'll go ya' one better.......an 18.5' Mad River canoe on the roof of an '81 Ford Escort. :shocked:  :lol:
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Re: Fixing the Canoe
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2016, 08:22:59 AM »
It is a 12. Looks kinda funny hanging out the back of my short box pickup.

Not near as funny as a 17 ft'er.....LOL.
Cool little boat...and nice find on the put-put as well....

Looking forward to see pic's on the water.
I'll go ya' one better.......an 18.5' Mad River canoe on the roof of an '81 Ford Escort. :shocked:  :lol:

Bet that was hard to drive in any kind of wind.....LOL
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