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PostPosted: February 9th, 2019, 9:41 am 
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https://avauntmagazine.com/what-a-100000-canoe-looks-like/

Spoiler Alert: It looks like a canoe....


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PostPosted: February 9th, 2019, 10:42 pm 
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If that figure is true, it's so impractical that it is my least favourite canoe of all time. Give me 50 Kevlar models instead.

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PostPosted: February 10th, 2019, 7:40 am 
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I wonder if the article had a typo when it mentioned that the canoes weighed 150 lbs and were “light”.


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PostPosted: February 10th, 2019, 7:55 pm 
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None of us is likely to purchase this first boat or one of the three others the young man is making. The canoe in the video is beautiful at least to my eyes. I don't know, either, why it would weigh 150 lbs. Obviously not a practical boat for rough-and-tumble tripping. What's interesting to me is the audacity of the craftsman. He's just beginning to learn his craft. He may have immense artistic talent. Someone may just buy his boat at $100,000 some day. I doubt that the builder is deeply concerned about making the sale. Undoubtedly, asking $100,000 attracts attention. Canoe building for him, according to what I could find on line, is a hobby, a new passion. His main business, from what I could gather, is wine production. His vineyard has produced wines that have purportedly sold for $250 and have been served at White House receptions. I would surmise that this young boatbuilder has learned to think big. Sometimes people like him succeed in attracting the attention of wealthy investors and hobbyists. The monetary value of something is only as high as the price that people are willing to pay. If a wealthy person wants an object that will outdo everyone else's more modest version of the same object, this might be the ticket. The builder risks ridicule, perhaps, but I doubt that that's a concern of this particular builder. His name, his reputation, his story, and his connections could be factors that help determine the canoe's value. Less practical, less inspired creations have sold for much more than this canoe. Didn't someone pay over $30,000 for one of John Lennon's teeth?


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PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 8:38 am 
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I suspect the weight of the canoe has to do with the woods he is using:

Purple heart Average Dried Weight: 56 lbs/ft3 (905 kg/m3)
Black Walnut Average Dried Weight: 38 lbs/ft3 (610 kg/m3)
Zebrawood Average Dried Weight: 50 lbs/ft3 (805 kg/m3)
Mexican Ziricote Average Dried Weight: 50 lbs/ft3 (805 kg/m3)

Most of which are twice the dried weight of cedar:

Cedar Average Dried Weight: 22 lbs/ft3 (350 kg/m3)


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