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canoes?

Post by Orlando Paulitician » Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:50 pm

any opinions on QUALITY canoes that wont break the bank (less than 700$)

what i'm looking for:
-preferably new

-lightweight/non-metallic

-a rearward adaptation for mounting of an electric motor would be nice

-preferably a water-sealed compartment



what i'm looking to use it for:
-once to twice a month

-mostly for rivers and lakes

-room for multiple people and a large cooler

-no fishing, just good ole outdoors exploration

i was leaning towards this:
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Re: canoes?

Post by Rentprop1 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:13 pm

keep an eye out at Gander, Dick's and the other sporting good type places, we forget here in FL cause its warm all year, but the rest of the country are putting these things away and getting ready for hunting season if they haven't already, they may have some marked down, worth a look
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Re: canoes?

Post by flcracker » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:56 am

Anything by Old Town will be a quality product that will last you for a long time and likely will be passed along to your kids.

Many folks like the Gheenoes for putting a motor on the back but their freeboard is so low that they are dangerous in any sort of waves.
and some rin up hill and down dale, knapping the chucky stanes to pieces wi' hammers, like sae mony road-makers run daft - they say it is to see how the warld was made!

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Post by g.willikers » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:20 am

If you're going to use a motor, think about an inflatable, instead.
Much better behavior with a motor than a canoe.
More comfy, too.
If you still choose a canoe, look at the ones with a square stern for the motor.
Like this:
http://www.oldtowncanoe.com/canoes/recr ... river_154/
But there's always a trade off.
It won't glide through the water quite as well as the others, or be as nimble.
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Re: canoes?

Post by Dave P » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:45 pm

Gheenoes are great. Ultra stable. kinda heavy - not fun putting it on your roof by yourself.
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