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Old 02-15-2018, 01:35 AM   #1
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Trade/swap seats from Old Town Guide/Discovery 158

Hi all-

New to the forum.

Anybody have an Old Town and want to trade canoe seats? I have plastic and would like either cane or nylon.

Here's the background:
I have an Old Town "Guide" 158 that I bought at Dick's Sporting goods a few years back. I realized after poking around on Old Town's website that the canoe I have is actually the "Discovery" 158, just renamed for Dick's Sporting Goods (I called Old Town for that info).

Anyway, one of the differences between them is the seats. I have the plastic molded seats with the backrest. I'd rather have the wood with cane or nylon webbing. They're available for purchase on the website, but I just thought I'd post here to see if anyone would like to trade. I hate to buy new seats and just let the plastic ones collect dust and end up in a landfill someday.


Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:41 PM   #2
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I understand your looking to trade...but if you decide to purchase wood framed seats, I'd suggest you take a look at what Essex Industries has to offer.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:22 PM   #3
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Thank you for the suggestion. Hadn't heard of them but that's where Ill get the seats from, now that I know.
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:55 PM   #4
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Over the years I have replaced several seats with replacements from Ed's Canoe in Derby, Vermont (Edscanoe.com). Excellent quality and fair prices from a small local business. - K
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:22 AM   #5
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Essex Industries at one time did make all the seats that Old Town, Dagger and Wenonah Canoe put in their canoes. They do have a website you can buy directly from. I worked there several years, although it has also been several years since I have. They do quality work!
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