Submitted: 08-07-2012 by Kismet
Recently rescued a 12.9 Golden Hawk square stern from adolescent abuse.:)
Patched up what needed it, and have taken it out paddling (with the dog), and with a 30 lb. trolling motor with a passenger (@170 lbs). All boats are compromises, but this little Y-stern canoe is stable, moves under paddle rather nicely, and picks up and goes well with the light trolling motor
I just ordered a carb kit for my Evinrude 3 hp, and I am expecting GREAT things from the combo. I'll fish a bit, and am ready to start checking small rivers for Fall's duck hunting season.
I figure to paddle down and motor back.
With the repairs, this boat is probably 75 pounds instead of the 65 listed by mfr., but easily put on a harbor freight 4x8 utility trailer. It has a marked keel, which would ordinarily be a problem for a canoe, but works great in keeping the canoe in line. I really like it. Look around, I've seen one other in the last few months on CL. They are around