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After inspection of this canoe by myself it is actually a Spirit II model We-No-Nah canoe. Its specs are; 17 foot model kevlar, ultralight, with all the options including an all wood(ash) finish, no aluminum and weave seats put in with dowels, better for kneeling. This canoe is perfect for two person river running with moderate rapids or lake canoeing with room for gear, it has been gel coated. The serial no. is as follows: AL737H495 and its was purchased from Oak Orchard canoe Experts in Waterford, NY 14571 (716) 682-4849.
The We-No-Nah website had this info on it about the spirit II canoe:
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When Canoe & Kayak Magazine tested it, they concluded, "...this canoe is simple and functional. If you could have only one canoe to serve all your paddling needs for the rest of your life, the Spirit would be one of very few candidates."


This model has the longest history of any in our line. Its full name is "The Spirit of We.no.nah II." Our first canoe in 1968 was named simply "We.no.nah." It was a highly-versatile yet performance-oriented hull. Today's Spirit II is a third-generation refinement of it.


At 17' long, it strikes a good balance between the efficiency of a longer hull and the maneuvering of a shorter one.


The Spirit is safe and roomy, too, having the capacity for medium-heavy trips. With two large people it draws just 4," leaving lots of reserve buoyancy for gear. With more load it becomes more stable yet still handles well, even on waves.


Should you have a Spirit? If no single We.no.nah model seems ideal due to its specialization, you likely need the wide versatility of our Spirit, or its cousins, the Heron, or Aurora. All have similar design aspects but differ in length. The Heron is the most agile and lightest, but the Spirit suits the greatest range of uses.


Also, you may consider the Champlain in certain cases. Similar in concept, this hull is significantly larger. It can better suit larger people, heavier trips, or families with multiple children. The Spirit, though, is more manageable.


We make the Spirit in three composite versions that deliver excellent paddling. We also make it from Royalex, which is the sensible choice for canoe-camping if rapids or rocky streams will be a factor.

Kevlar® Ultra-light (42lb. with standard equipment) - $2,249
Standard: Optional:
All-silver aluminum trim
Ash yoke
Bucket seats with sliding bow
Natural (skin-coat) finish
Wood-gunwales-only, +2 lb., $250
All-wood-trim, +4 lb., $300
All-black aluminum trim, +0 lb., $70
Colored (Gel-coat) finish, +7 lb., no cost
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If anyone has any suggestions on where to find a good home for this excellent canoe, please respond or email me at yellow.kayak@hotmail.com. Thaks for your help. -John
Sorry Didn't mention to say that i am looking to let this go cheap!
$1200 or best offer thanks again:D


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