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    I am new to this site and hope someone can help with some info on my canoe. It is NOT aluminum and the color is olive drab. It is a very solid and sturdy material similar to poly or plastic or? I don't really know what the material is and I have exhaustedly researched on the web and can't find any mention of Grumman making a canoe that wasn't aluminum. My husband says its not fiberglass, but rather something stronger. It is a model 6K made by Grumman Boats Marathon, NY. It is seamless. Does anyone know or have any guesses where I can find out what material it is made of? Thanks in advance.

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    I have the same question! I found this canoe for sale and thought I would research it before buying, but can't find any info anywhere. I'm curious to know what the material is as well.



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      Did either of you find out any information on this canoe? I just bought one and have done a little research (not much to find) and it seems to be early Royalex. Did you decide to buy, and if so, have you enjoyed it? Mine seems to be a bit different as it has two thwarts. I hope to discuss these rare canoes further!
      I couldnt insert photos for some resason..let me know if interested and i can try again...

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        I did end up buying the Grumman canoe. Here's an interesting article I found on it.
        Duckworks - Fitting Out a Grumman Fiberglass Canoe
        I was surprised to see that it originally sold for over $1,000.

        Haven't had mine out yet, but hope to this weekend. Just need to get the proper rack for it. It's so long that I'm a little nervous about carrying it on my Outback, but it seems doable so I'm going to give it a try. I live in the Sierras near Lake Tahoe. Where did you pick up your canoe?

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          JenJen, good to hear from you! BTW...i love the Sierras. If i could live anywhere else in the US, that would be it...beautiful. I live in North Carolina, picked mine up from a guy near the mountains.

          Thanks for the article. Looks like that is about all the information the web has to offer, unfortunately. I took mine out last weekend on the river and it did good. I had one of my friends in the boat, pretty big guy, and he had to sit back closer to the front thwart to balance us out. I think the seats could be closer towards the center. That was the only problem i had. The boat is solid and surprisingly agile. I paddled it solo for a while and it did great. Are you planning on going on the river or lake more?

          Also, you should be good with some decent racks. I used to carry my old canoe on my car before i got a truck, and it did fine, with a pair of good ratchet straps.

          Check out my photo...does yours look like this one (with 2 thwarts) ? Hope to talk with you soon!Click image for larger version

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