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My Old Town Discovery 133 arrived today.  Ordered it through Cabela's 9 days ago - came to the house on a semi trailer.  They take good care of their product - 4 layers of packaging.  First to come off was a heavy weight plastic bag enclosing the entire canoe.  Then was a double layer of bubble wrap.  Then another plastic bag.  Then the hull was protected by another inner layer of bubble wrap.  Old Town packs and ships their canoes as if they were fine art.

 

I didn't take any photos.  It took me most of the day to rig the pulley system to hang it from the ceiling in the center of the garage, including the 45 mile round trip to town for more rope - what came with the kit was just about half what I needed.  I also had delivered today the Sitbacker seat backs for it from Amazon, and I already bought the paddles and PFD's.  I have one clamp-on rod holder (Eagle Claw) and I'll also be getting an anchor before I do anything much for fishing.  The wind blows enough out here that an anchor is not optional equipment.

 

Now I just need a nice day when the wind stays below 10 mph to get out and play with it.  Just happy it's here and ready for the coming season.

This is the one I got:

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Hard to beat a nice day in a canoe - congrats!  Old Town kayak owner here and can vouch for the value.

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