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Elan Seats

PostPost by: jk952 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:41 pm

I have a pair of early Elan (S2) seats:
Complete and usable: but vinyl though old and not torn was replaced at some point and are incorrect (ie. no) pattern.
The floor front mount bars have been repaired.
They are of course clumsy to ship, so prefer pick up here in Orillia Ont, or could arrange a meet in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
Can take pict’s if someones interested, open to reasonable offers.
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:18 am

Unicorn poop, you have. If you are willing to ship them, at least in N America, you will receive a much greater sum. I searched for almost 3 years before I found a pair of rebuildable seats last year. These are rare, and scarce.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:02 am

Jack,

Post some photos I’m sure that will generate some interest. You should maybe be go to something like a white goods shop and get a big box for packing. Stack the seats inside and then get a courier quote for North America. Seat frames alone are going for hundreds of pounds, someone will want original not aftermarket. The vinyl can be replaced I believe.

Good luck!
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PostPost by: jk952 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:47 pm

Thanks for the suggestions Steve and Steve, will get some picts. and will look into shipping for N.A.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:20 am

You’d probably get a lot of interest on eBay.
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PostPost by: jk952 » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:41 pm

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PostPost by: snowyelan » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:51 pm

I don't remember the cedarstrip last time I was there. Another hobby? I've built a few kayaks, cedarstrip, fuselage, and skin on frame style. Care to share the details?
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PostPost by: jk952 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:07 am

Hi Scott,
Nice to hear from you. I was by your area in the Elan a few days ago. I have a different Elan than when you were last here I think.
You were in my garage, the stripper(s) kept in the shed.
I had two, the first I made was a stretched by a foot (to 13.5 ) Rob Roy design, purchased strips; this second one I cut and routed the edges of the strips myself and is a Featherweight design modified to my own v (no keel) and front and tail contours, and shortened to 10.5 ft. Another Elan owner has the first one now. Coating is a bit cloudy on the one in the pict. either because I used the old leftover epoxy from the first canoe or did not marine varnish it soon enough. This one did not take many hours to build...
The stripper is maybe 16 years old has smooth curves, and while it enjoys a first nations (Indian) stroke, it is also quite lively enjoying a stiff vigorous paddle. :D
The first weighed 29 pounds, the one in the picture weighs 19 pounds. Sit low, best with a kayak paddle. Super easy to paddle, though I do not use it much. More of a casual woodworker I guess than a canoeist.
Cheers,
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:43 pm

I was just going to type that there were no strippers in Jack's shed the last time I was there for a visit, and then I realized he was talking about his canoes...
I did pay cash for the pleasure of one of his Wee Lassies...and it does paddle beautifully.
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