How old is my Sportspal canoe?

How old is my Sportspal canoe?

How can I tell how old my canoe is? If your canoe is newer than a 1973 it is possible to determine the age of the boat from the serial number. The last two digits of the production year will usually be the last two digits of the serial number.

Are Sportspal canoes durable?

The two piece hull is joined at the keel, making Sportspal canoes very durable. Unusual stability and safety make these fine canoes excellent for family recreation or premier sporting. The special lining makes these canoes very quiet.

What is a Sportspal canoe?

Sportspal canoes are hand crafted from light gauge marine aluminum which withstands the normal use and abuse by Sportsmen but is still easy for Grandpa to load onto his vehicle. Built to last decades the Sportspal Canoe will really become one of your best pals when you take to the water no matter what you use it for.

How do you sit in a two person canoe?

It’s important to keep your center of gravity as low as possible to minimize your chances of flipping the boat over. The second person should then carefully put one foot in the canoe and push off with the other. Once you’ve pushed off, the sternman should then carefully step over their seat and sit down right away.

How much does a Sportspal canoe weigh?

34 lbs.

Sportspal Specifications
Model Length Weight
Model Length Weight
12′ Pointed 11′ 6″ 34 lbs.
12′ Pointed Sp. 11′ 6″ 34 lbs.

Where are Radisson canoes made?

are Made in Canada.

How much does a 14 foot Sportspal canoe weigh?

56 lbs

Sportspal Specifications
Model Length Weight
14′ Sq. Stern 13′ 6″ 44 lbs.
12′ Transom 11′ 8″ 46 lbs.
14′ Transom 13′ 8″ 56 lbs.

Does Grumman still make canoes?

Grumman canoes and boats are still manufactured by the Marathon Boat Group in the same factory that Grumman opened 74 years ago. If you would like to know more or are interested in buying Grumman canoes and finding a dealer, visit Marathon’s website at

Are Radisson canoes good?

They aren’t cheap but they are awesome canoes, I believe they have oar locks as options and you can even get a sail for it and sail it. Thanks again for the insightful comments. I test rowed the 12′ Radisson yesterday. It rowed very nicely.

Where should the heavier person sit in a canoe?

Sitting in the Stern (Back) of the Canoe The back of the canoe is where the steering takes place. For this reason, the more experienced paddler, or more coordinated person, should be in the stern of the canoe. When there are only two canoeists, it is also better to have the heavier person in the back of the canoe.

Where should the strongest person sit in a canoe?

The stronger paddler should sit in the stern. Sometimes called the “pull-to,” the draw stroke is used to change the direction of the canoe. It can also be used to move the canoe sideways, such as when you’re pulling alongside a dock.

How wide is a Sportspal canoe?

Sportspal – 16′ Wide Stern.

Do sportspal canoes come with oars?

Sportspal canoes come with paddles, not oars. We also sell paddlelocks that mount to the paddles and convert them to oars for use with the larger canoes (this is not recommended for the S-11 or S-12 canoes).

How do I order sportspal canoe parts?

To Order Sportspal Parts Call 1-800-247-6275or 1-517-265-9821between the hours of 8 AM to 4 PM Eastern Time Monday thru Friday Sportspal Canoe By Meyers – Parts Diagram

What is a sportspal canoe paddle made of?

PADDLES Sportspal paddles are manufactured from laminated wood which provides added strength and resistance to warping. Paddles are 60” long with a 6” wide blade. One set of paddles complete with oar locks is included with every Sportspal Canoe.

How do you use an oar lock on a sportspal?

Most Sportspal’s already have the oarlock “socket” mounted on each gunwale. This Clamp-On Oar Lock pinset will clamp onto your Sportspal paddles and let you use them as Oars. Made of strong metal, these oar locks provide a secure and durable oar lock.