I have a Grumman canoe that my father and I bought about 15 yrs ago. We had lofty ideas of canoeing and camping, but he became sick with cancer and, after a lengthy and painful battle, finally passed on. It has been in the water about a dozen times since we bought it! I am interested in selling it and am looking for it's fair market value - NOT A BUYER! I realise that there are numerous bulletin boards where I can do this, but I am completely out to lunch WRT the pricing of such items. I would hate to go to a outfitters store and get wookied on the price.
Any assistance/advice would be greatly appreciated.
With all of the new materials available aluminum canoes are not as popular as they used to be especially in the personal market. Outfitters still tend to use them since they last forever. I purchased a 17' Alumacraft new about 4 years ago for $600. It is a heavy version with a wide beam and motor mount but absolutely love it. I have seen aluminum canoes for sale in the paper for about $300. You can probably get more than that out of it since it is probably in good condition with no dents or leaks
Hi, I am half a sleep right now. But are you trying to sale that Canoe or hang on to it for memories? I am 26 years old and this year i am trying to get back into canoeing i not done it since boy scouts. I am also sorry for the lost of your father. The Truth is my Father is dieing of Kidney Disease. I am trying to buy 2 canoes so that I can take him on the River with my brother and 2 friends for 1 or 2 weeks.
God Bless You
Ok it is me Steven again i sent you an email just min ago. I talked to my Dad and he said he would be willing to buy it for 300 dollars and i am willing to add another 150 dollars of my own money to it. If that is a good enough of a deal then please get back to me. Either way i would like to here back from you.
Check out craigslist. I see those type of canoes posted on there all the time. Should give you a pretty good idea of how much to charge and how to advertise.
That canoe will be worth 750 if its in great shape. Could go as low as 450 if its banged up a bit. Not real popular right now as newer materials have made lighter durable canoes. Biggest downfall of aluminum is its **** cold in the fall, noisy as hell and dents. Plus side is nearly indestructable- duct tape fixes everything, light, easy to handle and will actually bounce off rocks!!!
In decent shape - normal scratches and no bad dings or busted out rivits - its worth at least $550 - Maybe up to $700 . Cry all they want to about noisy and heavy? My 17 ft Grumman is 40 years old and still has half its life in it. HARD use. Do that with a Kevlar, Fiberglass, or Royalx...
I'm always looking for one more boat with Scouts. Don't be conned into a lowball price.
Is your canoe for sale? Price? Location? Thanks.
dont sell-keep paddleing ,he'll be with you always.i lost my dad ,cancer also, back in 95',as hard as it was ,i continued my 176 mile trip down the swanee river to the gulf that we had planned together 2 months later. if i had not ,he would have been disapionted.since then i go at least once on 1-3 day trips every month down any body of to share the experiance with my kids.awsome bonding experiance,my boys are 18 and 10 now,they know everything about their poppa,and know he is with every day.sorry about your loss,loosing my dad is hardest thing ive ever dealt with,i battle it every day,and paddleing is my escape to be with him
id say about $600
compared to what ive seen out there...id say that would be fair...if in good shape of course