Old Town Serial Number Search?

Hi all,
Thanks for having me on the site.
I’m wondering if I got ripped off. I recently bought what was said to be a 1960’s Old Town canoe. It certainly looks to be that old but a serial number search brings up a chart that says it’s from the 1980’s. Can anyone help find the truth? The number is 260008 16.
Thanks in advance.

If the boat was built after Nov 1st 1972 it will/should have a 12 digit Hull Identification Number (HIN) on the rear starboard side.


If the boat has no HIN then it almost certainly wasn’t built in the 80’s.

I don’t know about Old Town, but serial numbers don’t necessarily identify the year of manufacture.