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 Post subject: '89 Clipper Tripper?
PostPosted: July 23rd, 2019, 6:32 pm 
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Hey folks,
My family did our first canoe trip last summer on the Yukon River, we caught the bug and have been looking for the right boat to do some day to week long trips around BC and beyond.
I've settled on Tripper (or similar) and have a line on a fibreglass boat that looks to be in good condition but its from 1989 I believe (according to the picture of the SN).
Any thing I should be concerned about with this? He's asking $950 with 2 bent shaft paddles included.
Thanks in advance for any advice!


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 Post subject: Re: '89 Clipper Tripper?
PostPosted: July 23rd, 2019, 8:10 pm 
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Only thing I can think of that might not be obvious is UV damage to the exterior. And not really sure how to tell if that is the case - I guess look really closely at any cracks in the hull to see if they are peeling or look brittle.

I just picked up a boat made in 1988 and the hull looks fantastic. Of course I also got it for free (see the Restoring a Sawyer / Swift thread)

At $950 for a canoe that old I'd be looking for something under 50 lbs. If it really is FG that's a lot for a FG boat that old.


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 Post subject: Re: '89 Clipper Tripper?
PostPosted: July 24th, 2019, 4:23 am 
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a fair price would be around $700 if there is no damage beyond some UV fading. The paddles have no value because they may not be your size. However, trippers are in demand, depending on where you live, so it could sell quickly.

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