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Mad River 17’ Malecite Kevlar Canoe (1993) - Price Drop

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Mad River 17’ Malecite Kevlar Canoe (1993) $1,250 for full package Canoe Only - $1,000 HIN MAD6X24II286-K (read the full history of this canoe below) Everything you need to get out on the water with your family TODAY. This is very lightweight for a 17’ Canoe, it weighs 50lbs. It was made by Mad River Canoe and Jim Henry (VT). It has beautiful ash gunwales and cane seats. Purchased in the summer of 2020, I am only the 2nd owner of this canoe and It has been garage kept since It’s purchase. Used less than a dozen times in the Great Piece Meadows portion of the Passaic and various fishing reservoirs in NY, NJ and PA. comes with everything shown. • 2 ARROW Bending Branches Wooden Canoe Paddles – 56” and 54” • 2 Sea Sense X-II Kayak Paddles – 84” and 96” (better for river running) • 2 L.L. Bean Padded Canoe Seats (used twice!) • Thule Portage Roof Rack & Tie Downs • Riverside Cartop Carrier – Universal Foam Blocks • Ceiling Mounted Pulley System (out of box) • Wall Mounted Brackets (this is how it has been stored the last 2 years) • Canoe Trolley with kickstand (this thing is Invaluable!) • Straps for trolley • 4 Life Jackets of various sizes $1,250 Cash Pickup Only (Montclair, NJ) I can help load it onto your vehicle Canoe Only - $1,000(firm) Purchased new in 1993 by its previous owner. Here is the story and history of this beautiful craft, from the owner himself: “My wife gave it to me for my 50th birthday (1993). It was purchased from North Cove Outfitters in Old Saybrook, NJ. They are no longer in business, but they were a terrific outdoor outfitter. There is a brass plaque on the bow deck that illustrates this. When we got the canoe, we lived on a pond, and it was used by us and our children for many years. I had the canoe fully restored approximately 10 years ago. Mad River Canoe had been sold and the guy who started it, Jim Henry, was no longer involved. In any event, some of the workers were still in Vermont and they were hand making canoes similar in design. There was hull damage, and I took the canoe to them in Vermont. These dedicated craftsmen made the necessary repairs seen in the photos. They provided me with the spruce components for the gunnels and deck and I made these repairs myself. Since the canoe has been restored, it has only been stored inside. It is suspended from the garage ceiling by a pulley system (included in sale) and when I go out, I lower it to the floor and wheel it out to the launch area. We live on the Falls River that flows into the Connecticut. When I return, I always clean the canoe and hoist it back up on the sling system. I also use a UV protectant on the hull to protect it. The gelcoat has been repaired where there was damage, and the structural integrity of the hull is totally intact and very strong. It is a beautiful canoe and very capable of use for camping or river running. When I restored the canoe, I replaced the three caned seats with new ones. Just last year (2019), the cane on the aft seat gave way and I got a new one. This canoe is really beautiful in and out of the water and it is very easy to maneuver. At 77 years old, I can still lift the canoe myself and put it on the car top carrier.”

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