I recently picked up a used, cream-colored (champagne?) Swift Mattawa that the factory tells me was built in 1998. It was sold to me as a Kevlar boat. It is much lighter than my Royalex Wenonah Adirondack, but when I got it home and weighed it I found it wasn’t quite as light as I thought it would be. If the scale is right, it came in a 46.4 pounds.
The oldest Swift catalog I can find online is from 2016. There is a guide layup that weighs in at 48lbs, and I’m wondering if that’s it. What I’m looking for is that 1998 Swift product catalog with specs on the 1998 Mattawa and information about the layup options back then. The Swift factory person who helped me by email was fantastic, but could only get me so far. She referred me to SCRIBD for the Swift product catalog archives. It’s not there, but there are a whole bunch of really interesting articles written by John Winters. Any rough estimates of this boat’s worth? Minor scratches. Brown anodized gunwales with some scratching. Hull has minimal scratches for its 20+ years. Wood is in good shape. I removed the carrying thwart to re-oil and inspect. The screw hole hits the end of the thwart but seems to still hold. I may look at replacing that in the future.
Thanks to anyone who can help!
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