Monday, June 9, 2014
ASSEMBLING THE NEW FLEET
Having essentially depleted my 'fleet' of any good quality canoes for the cottage and tripping, I decided over the last winter to try to assemble a small collection of boats for such purposes.
Sometime late this past winter, I emailed Jeff to see if he had any 'cosmetic defect' or 'manufacturer seconds' available, boats that were waiting for cash from prospective purchasers before Jeff could commit to finishing them.
He emailed me a list of a dozen or so canoes, all of which were 'firsts' yet on sale, representing great value. Of them all, the one that interested me most was a kevlar 17-6 Boundary, on sale for $2500, which was conveniently located at Jeff's shop.