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Penn Yan Car Toppers 12 footer 8 years 2 months ago #7098

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Can anyone explain to me the difference between the WX and the WXH model Car Toppers other than a 20 lb difference?
The 12 foot WX is supposed to be 56 lbs and the 12 foot WXH is 76 lbs here are 2 to compare. I am not sure which model these are but they do appear to be the same. I have seen others that do not have the intermediate frames that these two boat have. Maybe that is the difference? Any Penn Yan experts available to comment?
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Jim
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Re:Penn Yan Car Toppers 12 footer 8 years 2 months ago #7129

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never mind I got it...........................

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Re:Penn Yan Car Toppers 12 footer 8 years 2 months ago #7130

Jim - I am restoring the same boat.
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Re:Penn Yan Car Toppers 12 footer 8 years 1 month ago #7176

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KNOXVILLE MEET, really sweet one showed up last Saturday for the meet. Enjoy the contrast .! My friend Roger H , just finished setting up the 7 liter Miss Windy , prior Buffalo racer for the vintage circuit. .Cell phone pic , but not bad, sun came out later in am . LOTS of Tee Nee trailers under restored Feather Crafts.
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Re:Penn Yan Car Toppers 12 footer 8 years 1 month ago #7186

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Nice!! I guess the only difference is the WX has no intermediate frames between the main frames and the WXH (add the "H" for heavier built) has them.
I am not restoring on myself I had a buyer looking for a WX model which seem to be a bit more far and few between than the WXH model. It is only a 20 pound difference in the boat over all.
The one I have pictured without the motor is in original condition. I was only rowed a few times and never had a motor on it.

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Re:Penn Yan Car -H ,heavy weather.? 8 years 1 month ago #7191

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g3: Your " H " code question may be very similar to Old Town canoes of the same era. When a optional Sail package could be used. .Families ordered the HEAVY weather version or HIGHER sides for slight safety increased flotation, or the extra gear (Weight) capacity rating.

. Canoe restore collectors measure / find a extra plank that were added to the sides. ? Done on Joe Saliga & believe Old Town mfg.

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Re:Penn Yan Car -H ,heavy weather.? 8 years 1 month ago #7201

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The H refers to the half ribs in between the main's and you also get a transom knee which you do not get on the WX model.

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