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bowenstudios
Hey everyone,
My parents had a coleman canoe when I was a kid and it was great. An old town canoe was my high school graduation present 20 years ago and I still use it today or I would probably pick up of the orange coleman canoes.
I was just looking for lanterns on marketplace and found this coleman canoe that splits in half, looks like it has dove tails to lock it together. Says it was made in the 70s. Anyone ever see one or have experience with one? The only advantage I can see is storage and transportation.
-Mike
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Dont know anything about it but the concept is very cool!
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1hpycmpr
That’s pretty cool, Mike.  I’d be looking at that real hard......
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My brother and I used to paddle all over the Northern lakes and rivers in a 17' aluminum canoe.  My first impression of that is that it'd see more use by kids playing in it as two halves with one paddle than assembled with two serious paddlers.  Would make portage through rugged terrain... different.
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Kansas John
Never seen one of those.  My plastic Coleman Scanoe is from 1969 and is “squishy” when on the water.  It was pretty disconcerting the first time out.  My youngest was not a fan when we went out on the nearby big lake.
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1hpycmpr

Kansas John wrote:
Never seen one of those.  My plastic Coleman Scanoe is from 1969 and is “squishy” when on the water.  It was pretty disconcerting the first time out.  My youngest was not a fan when we went out on the nearby big lake.
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Great picture, John, it looks like the one up front is ready to set sail!

Mark
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austin65uri
Would make a good duck hunting boat. Folders have been around for a long time (I currently have a Folbot Greenland Kayak). I’ve seen the type you posted but not sure of make. Don’t think Coleman made them?
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I don’t know about the split canoe. But have been hundreds of miles in a Scanoe my brother still has it in Florida. The plastic took rocks like a champ when the water was low. It would skim right across them our neighbors aluminum would hang up quit a bit
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I have put many many miles in a coleman canoe.   Durable as can be but they are a little heavy in the water.  In my family, it got the title, "the river pig".  
Never seen a folding coleman canoe but it is a cool concept.

Paul
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Vintageish
Interesting design.
I have not encountered one. 

Did see an aluminum canoe built from two salvaged canoes with the splice having a wall where joined. 
Not sure if it was a thin bulkhead or single wall , but thinking single wall.
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I've seen pictures of those being flown into the northern bush on the floats of floatplanes. One half strapped to each float.
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StanDahl
This is very interesting, do you have any evidence that that split canoe is a Coleman? Coleman didn't put canoes in their regular catalog until 1985, and the first evidence I have of them being made begins in 1977 when one appears on the Outing catalog fold-out cover. In the 1976 Outing catalog, there are three canoes shown in the cover photo, two are not Coleman. The third could be, but it doesn't seem likely as no brand markings are shown, which is unusual for Coleman. If it was one of theirs, the brand marking would be prominently displayed. This makes me think that Coleman wasn't making canoes yet in 1976, but I could be wrong. I'm going to ask Bob Hitchcock and another former Coleman sales rep and see what they know.
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StanDahl
I stumbled onto this website a while back and had visions of making a flotilla of portable boats for the kids and cousins on campouts. There are other similar sites out there, but this is the one I found first and it has many plans, often for boats made of just one sheet of plywood and will fit into a car trunk.
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bowenstudios
StanDahl wrote:
I stumbled onto this website a while back and had visions of making a flotilla of portable boats for the kids and cousins on campouts. There are other similar sites out there, but this is the one I found first and it has many plans, often for boats made of just one sheet of plywood and will fit into a car trunk.


That website could be dangerous. Imagine doing a boat building project with a scout troop...

My sculpture professor in college made a 17 ft kayak out of 3mm mahogany plywood. Weighed 30 some pounds and was just beautiful. I think he got it played for by the school because it was a prototype he was gonna make to see the feasibility of teaching as a summer class. That never happened.
-Mike
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bowenstudios
StanDahl wrote:
This is very interesting, do you have any evidence that that split canoe is a Coleman? Coleman didn't put canoes in their regular catalog until 1985, and the first evidence I have of them being made begins in 1977 when one appears on the Outing catalog fold-out cover. In the 1976 Outing catalog, there are three canoes shown in the cover photo, two are not Coleman. The third could be, but it doesn't seem likely as no brand markings are shown, which is unusual for Coleman. If it was one of theirs, the brand marking would be prominently displayed. This makes me think that Coleman wasn't making canoes yet in 1976, but I could be wrong. I'm going to ask Bob Hitchcock and another former Coleman sales rep and see what they know.


I also question if it's a coleman as there is no logo and there's were plastic trimmed I  aluminum early on. And much better colors.

Searching online they now make kayaks like this, even ones that are singles but can have a straight section added to make it a double. They have more of a stepped attachingarea which would give it much more strength 

https://www.waveinn.com/nautical-fishing/point-65-falcon-tandem/137514286/p?utm_source=google_products&utm_medium=merchant&id_producte=10496728&country=us&gclid=CjwKCAjwnK36BRBVEiwAsMT8WMkW-sP5PvuE3PHiQPXgCHRK76tOra7V8aCBY5nmIRn8Z8kC4so_zhoCSEkQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
-Mike
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