New to the forum but it looks like there are many posters on this message board who have knowledge about canoes from “back in the days”
I’m thinking about purchasing a used MIchi-Craft canoe. The owner has little info about it though, but believes its a 16’ from early 80’s (maybe 1982) and its made of Royalex. Did Michi-Craft make canoes of Royalex? I know that now they are made of Alumninum and can find very little info about older Michi Craft canoes made of Royalex. I called the company that makes Michi-Craft canoes (Meyers Boats), but they bought out Michi-Craft in 1993 and have no info on canoes before that time. They suggested that I look into info on Blue Hole canoes, but that went no where as well. There was another post here (https://forums.paddling.com/discussion/2937130/michi-craft-canoe-info of someone thinking about purchasing a 80’s Michi-craft and thought it was made of fibreglass. Others posters indicated that they thought it was made of Royalex.
Seller wants $450 and the seats are a bit of a mess (see pics)
. They do have one new seat that has not yet been installed that they would throw in for free. What should I be concerned about when purchasing a used Royalex (if thats what it is) canoe?.
In any event, I’d like to use it on a large reservoir lake. The lake only allows electric engines to be used canoes (not kayaks). Do you think this would make a decent fishing canoe once I put in some stadium seats and a electric motor?
TIA for any advice or info you may have on “old school” Michi Craft canoes.