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Over 50 years, we have gone…
Over 50 years, we have gone thru 2 18-footers and we are now on our 3rd. It's getting a little heavy for a 85 yo, but have paddled many canoes over the years; this model is the best.
Here I am on August 17, 2014,…
Here I am on August 17, 2014, and I just purchased my third Grumman canoe. Hate to seem like I'm collecting them, but I found a 1976 18' Grumman that looks like it has never been in the water. It was dusty and had a few scratches from storage, but $200 was beyond the right price. My other two Grummans, a 17' standard and a 17' Shoe Keel have both seen service on the Colorado River below Hoover Dam. Can't recommend that trip enough. On Sunday and Monday there are no boats with motors allowed north of Willow Beach to the dam -- some 14 miles -- and all you encounter are canoes and kayaks. We paddle north until we get tired and then turn around. Most of the time the river is slow enough that it makes a great day trip. In the heat of the summer, you have to go early and be off the water by about 11 am. Soon I'll be trying the Eighteen. Happy canoeing, everyone...
I recently purchased a…
I recently purchased a Grumman 1850 canoe. They sell new for: MSRP Pricing (US$):* Aluminum (85 lbs) - $1292.00
They are currently constructed out of .040" skins instead of .050" to save weight and weigh in at 72 pounds. The older 1850's weigh about 80 pounds. I can carry the 1850 by myself for short distances, but then I am nearly 69 years young.
It has obviously been Gently used a lot over the years. The serial number in 4 digits long, and according to information I received from the customer service department of Marathon Boats, this canoe was manufactured sometime prior to 1974. I have purchased the Grumman motor mount, and powered it with a 50# thrust Minkota trolling motor and was very pleased with the performance. With a little bit of TLC this canoe could well end up with my nephews or nieces or even their children when I no longer need it.
I am the proud owner of a…
I am the proud owner of a Grumman 1850, an 18 foot, 50 gauge, external keel, aluminum canoe. The serial number on mine is just three digits, implying a late fifties or early sixties manufacture. It came to me with four or five coats of paint, Stripeze worked wonders, along with several man days of elbow grease. I now own a rather dented, beat up work horse of a canoe that weighs about 75 pounds, can take a rock bashing in the shallows, the occasional carom off of a rock in the chutes, sit out in the snow all winter... it doesn't care. If I don't wrap it around a midstream rock, my grand kids will enjoy it. Not just a good boat, a great boat.