My father asked me today if I'd sell his canoe. I won't (I want to keep it in the family), but am curious to know how to find it's age. The number on the plate on the bow is 2196A-5-17. The boat was given to my father from his mother when he was growing up. He was born in '34. It was sold to my maternal uncle in about '53. We boughtbit back in the '60's. I can't find any other number on the hull.