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Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« on: June 22, 2015, 10:38:55 AM »
It took me two years of looking and I finally found one that was cheap AND in good condition. It's a bit on the heavy side I think. Fine for me though. Looking forward to getting it in the water soon. Just got it home and need to clean her a little. Came with two paddles too.





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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2015, 11:12:39 AM »
Nice find, good price too.   
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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 11:18:54 AM »
Congratulations! :cheers:    Looks like it's in sound condition, too. :thumbsup:
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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2015, 07:35:33 PM »
Heck ya man!  Paddling is paddling, you are on the water and that's what counts.  Congrats and good find.  I'm a sucker for red canoes
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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 08:13:08 PM »
Sweet!


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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 08:57:09 PM »
Looks like you got a great deal!
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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2015, 07:48:16 AM »
Thanks guy's. I'm really excited. It has a 715lb max capacity. That's 500lbs of gear. I could disappear for a very long time!!!

Here is the data tag. It's a Squaw, (girly?) you can see some of the fungus/mold on the gunwhale bumpers. A little clorox and a wipe down with vinegar and it should be shiny new again.

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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2015, 11:40:12 AM »
Congrats man, looks like a deal to me. Happy paddlin'
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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2015, 12:39:18 PM »
Looking good.

Can't wait to see some pictures out on the water.
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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2015, 09:24:35 AM »
Everyone likes paddling a Squaw! Sorry I couldn't resist.

Nice find!

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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2015, 05:11:11 PM »
HA! I like that way you think!

I have a very mechanical mind. You can see that in my redneck thread. I have been thinking of a way to make a trailer to haul this behind my mountain bike. I would like to have it dual purpose. Trailer for hauling and sail rig on the water. My problem comes in what to do with the bike when I get to the water? I want to build a front fork mount at the bow like some roof racks use. Then it would be in the way of the sail.

The sail itself would be the tarp I would use to cover the canoe at night. The axle section of the trailer and the fat bike tires might work as sponson's for stability. Perhaps the bike seat post could be utilized for a sail mount but then it would be too high and tip it over quick.

Maybe the seat post could be the pivot point for the sail and the sail could be behind the frame. Like an L shape on it's side. I would just have to make a small section of tube to plug into the end of it to hold the sail vertical.

Anyway, this is how my mind works. I wish I could just go to the river and put in. I can't because we had flood stage for a couple weeks and had two canoer's drown while fishing. They closed all the water way's. On opening day of bass too.

So a one man, get away, all terrain, and environment friendly apparatus. Thoughts?
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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2015, 08:22:41 PM »
Great find.  Congrats.

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Re: Fianlly did it! 15' indian for $200
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2015, 09:37:03 PM »
HA! I like that way you think!

I have a very mechanical mind. You can see that in my redneck thread. I have been thinking of a way to make a trailer to haul this behind my mountain bike. I would like to have it dual purpose. Trailer for hauling and sail rig on the water. My problem comes in what to do with the bike when I get to the water? I want to build a front fork mount at the bow like some roof racks use. Then it would be in the way of the sail.

The sail itself would be the tarp I would use to cover the canoe at night. The axle section of the trailer and the fat bike tires might work as sponson's for stability. Perhaps the bike seat post could be utilized for a sail mount but then it would be too high and tip it over quick.

Maybe the seat post could be the pivot point for the sail and the sail could be behind the frame. Like an L shape on it's side. I would just have to make a small section of tube to plug into the end of it to hold the sail vertical.

Anyway, this is how my mind works. I wish I could just go to the river and put in. I can't because we had flood stage for a couple weeks and had two canoer's drown while fishing. They closed all the water way's. On opening day of bass too.

So a one man, get away, all terrain, and environment friendly apparatus. Thoughts?

sounds like a lot for a righty tighty lefty loosey mind like mine to take in even with a slow read. I'm sure you have the skills to make a contraption and look forward to the exploits.
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