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 Post subject: Trillium Canoes
PostPosted: September 12th, 2018, 6:35 am 
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A quick site search tells me that Scott used to make a model called Trillium, but that's not what I'm talking about. Ottawa Valley Canoe and Kayak's house brand canoe is called Trillium. Or I assume it is house brand.

Anyone have any more info on these? Like who actually makes them, for starters?

I see this 17 footer on kijiji for $1000 and it looks like it is in good shape. I could use a 17 or two in my fleet.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-canoe-kayak-pad ... nFlag=true


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 Post subject: Re: Trillium Canoes
PostPosted: September 13th, 2018, 9:37 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Trillium Canoes
PostPosted: September 13th, 2018, 10:03 am 
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That thread is about the Scott Trillium - as per my original post that's not what I'm talking about.


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 Post subject: Re: Trillium Canoes
PostPosted: September 13th, 2018, 1:35 pm 
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I did write Scott last year asking about the Trillium. They told me it was the new breed and top-of-the-line design for Scott but has been eclipsed by the Bluewater products. The Ottawa story about Trillium is that it was designed locally by Ottawa Valley Canoe & Kayak and Scott picked it up. They still sell new ones, something I don't see any other place that carries Scott.
Read the thread.. One quote in part you must have missed. It looks like a Scott/Ottawa.. same boat! Trillium is not a brand. Its a model.


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 Post subject: Re: Trillium Canoes
PostPosted: September 13th, 2018, 2:13 pm 
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Oh duh OK thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Trillium Canoes
PostPosted: September 13th, 2018, 2:45 pm 
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Oh duh OK thanks

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Its actually pretty common for boats of the same model to slide around when companies come and go.. Some Bell canoes are now made by Colden.. Others by Northstar.

Canoe lineage was especially messy in the old Chestnut days.


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 Post subject: Re: Trillium Canoes
PostPosted: September 13th, 2018, 4:56 pm 
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So anyone have experience paddling one of these?

My recent trip to Stratton Lake with the family has taught me that I should not have sold me 17 footer last summer, and that I need 1 or 2 of them in my fleet. If this one is a half decent weight and in good shape it is probably worth $1000 (it would have to be under 50 lbs for me to pay that).


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 Post subject: Re: Trillium Canoes
PostPosted: September 14th, 2018, 6:11 pm 
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Well I went to see that one but it is a bit too heavy for my liking. It is 32kg / 70 lbs. In very good shape though. There is one spot on the alu gunwale where it obviously took a whack at some point, but it is only maybe 1/2 cm or less out of line there so very unlikely to affect the canoe in any way. Wood was quite worn but still in tact. Hardly a scratch on the outer hull but the colour of the gelcoat well worn and faded. Float chambers in tact.

Overall I'm not sure it is worth $1000. The 17 footer I sold last summer (and now regret) was Evergreen, probably 5-8 lbs lighter even though it was all fibreglass, and in like new condition when I bought it for $850 about 4 years ago.

Based on that I'd say $750 for this one. But still too heavy for me at that price. I'd sooner have 10 lbs lighter at twice the price.


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