Yes, my fourth Pack, narrowed to 30 1/2 inch max beam. Old Town has put that badge on nearly every canoe as long as I can remember, but they sometimes get removed when folks add outfitting like Scotty mounts.Clemens, is that your Pack? Did some of them come with the OldTown badge/plate or was that added?
As I went back to your pics and enlarged the bottom one, the decks almost look like the aftermarket replacement ones Oak Orchard Canoe sells. They may have been replaced, as even without the Old Town badge, there should be an embossed nest where the badge is placed. Compare my 2007 decks, especially the hand-hold, with yours. By chance, are you buying this from the guy in Middletown NY?My next has the badge but the Pack i’m getting does not have one in the photos. Must have veen removed at some point.
Congratulations! Final year of production, that's awesome. Yes, all modern Old Town Packs (not the original Chipewyan 12's) have the bands. The Engineers at Old Town, in their effort to lighten the weight, designed a Royalex sheet that varied in thickness, much like composite boat builders add partial sheets of Kevlar or Glass toward the center of the canoe. Thicker toward center, where the hull bears the solo paddler weight.My new Pack!!! Looks like mine is the last year but for some reason they used these decks instead of the other ones. Who knows why this one came with this style deck but the owner said the boat is 100% original. Maybe Old Town just used bits and pieces to make the last few Packs? Especially since I live so close to Old Town Canoe, maybe they put a few of these together for a local store/outfitter?
Do all of the Packs have these molding lines across the width?
Seen some use and has some scrapes and small dents but absolutely nothing wrong with it. Now I wont fret about using it how I want to without being overly careful. Cannot wait to try it out this afternoon