Canoe Ponderings by Red Rock Wilderness Store

How Much do used Grumman Canoes sell for and how do I sell one?

Q. I am interestered in buying a 17' canoe.  I own a 17 ft. Grumman Aluminum canoe which I bought in the '60's or '70's (no dents!)   My question is:  What is the best way to sell my Grumman?  Trade-in, sell myself, ebay???  What could I get for this canoe in US dollars?     I am interested in a lightweight canoe such as a kevlar or such.  

Thanks.          
 Marv

A.  Around this area (Minnesota Boundary Waters) the average used Grumman sells for about $350.  I would run a small classified ad in a "shopper" paper near you.  Everybody's always looking for an old aluminum canoe to leave at the cabin.  Anything else will involve shipping and that will tack on about $200 to the canoe which won't make it worth buying when you can get a new lighter weight aluminum (T6061 alloy came out in the late 70's) for about $799.   Shopper ads should be placed closer to springtime.  If you would like to list it on our Used Canoe Depot on the web, it'll cost you $5 for a year and you could start that anytime.  Never know when somebody near you as far as 8 hours away will come to buy the canoe.  See listings here:  http://www.redrockstore.com/used.html

For kevlar canoes, if you liked the way your Grumman handled on water but just don't like the carrying weight, you'll want a Souris River Quetico 17 in kevlar.  It is a bit more stable than a grumman, 25% faster on water (faster moving for the same effort paddling), has a 1100 lb. payload compared to Grumman's 695 lbs. and only  weighs approx. 43-46 lbs.  Durability-wise, your Grumman will dent, and these, unlike ALL other kevlar canoes, tend to bounce with little or no damage.   No other kevlar canoes made will compare to these in the way they are built and handle on the water.

Hope this info helps you out.

Joe

Paddling  the SR
Q-16 Solo
Soloing the SR Q18.5 Fixing a vinylester resin canoe SR's in saltwater & flyfishing Buying sight unseen SR Durability & other questions SR Tranquility Solo Questions Test paddling a Souris River Canoe
Buy Souris Rivers Factory Direct Adding Rudders to other canoes Selling your aluminum canoe SR Carbon Tec Durability Using a kayak paddle in solo canoe Fixing Scratches in a Souris River Canoe Wilderness 18 vs. Quetico hull Kayaks vs. canoes in wilderness travel
Solo Canoe Recommendation Refinishing a Souris River Canoe Souris River vs. Wenonah Red Rock Canoe Crates working well Souris Rivers vs. other kevlar canoes Best Pack designs for  canoes Towing a Souris River behind a boat Scratched a woven color Souris River Canoe
Solo Paddling from the middle vs. the ends Souris River Canoe flexibility What Size Canoes To Rent? Tie Down Two Canoes Carbon Tec Appearance Carbon Tec Oxidizing Refinishing Duralite Souris River Canoe Gouges
Repairing Grumman Canoe Hauling Canoe on Truck How To Paddle Canoe Illegal Epoxy Resin Canoes What is Le Tigre Kevlar? Light, Stable Canoe Sizing Mitchell 7 degree paddle Prismatic Coefficient of Quetico 17
Compare the Quetico 17 Quetico 17 vs. Quetico 18.5 Refinish Carbon Tec Refinish Canoe Quetico 17 paddled solo Skeena paddled solo Souris River compared Souris River Squarestern Canoe
Tandem Canoe vs. Solo Canoe 3rd Seat added to Quetico 17 Try-Buy Souris River Canoe Skidplates Defined Why Buy Carbon Tec? Woven Color Touch-up   

More canoeing information in one spot than anywhere else on the web!

Proper Canoe Unloading
How to get into a canoe properly Installing skid places and repairing kevlar canoes How to lift a canoe properly
FREE! Canoeing
How-to Links by Red Rock:
How to Paddle - J Stroke
Paddle a Draw Stroke
Paddle a Sweep Stroke
Soloing a Tandem Canoe
Proper Canoe Lifting
CarTopping Your Canoe
Canoe Repairs
Installing Skidplates
Repairing Skid Plates
Proper Canoe Unloading
Dry-foot Canoe Entry
Hang Your Canoe
How to Buy a Canoe
Perfect Paddle Power!
Refinish Your Canoe
Size Your Paddle
Duluth Packs Defined

Click back to Red Rock's Main Page HERE