Saw it at Sams Club and bought it on Saturday for $400.00. Took my nephews out into the river on Sunday and spent five and 1/2 hours loving life. This is our first canoe and we are in love! I am going to add a trolling motor, a fish finder a seat back and spend every free moment in this thing.
Reviews for Waterquest/Rogue River 14 Canoe by Leisure Life Limited
Based On: 22 Reviews
It feels very stable and safe. if you are looking for a great first canoe.... this is it! The extras really add to the fun. I love the drink holders and the ice chest. Like someone else said... if it dies.. I will buy another.My girlfriend recently purchased for me a Rogue River 14 to replace an Old Town that I lost in a flood.
The Canoe feels incredibly stable compared to other boats I have paddled, but at the same time is lighter and nearly as agile as its more streamlined cousins. The boat has great storage capacity and can comfortably carry 3 adults and a 100 pound lab (who grew up in a canoe). The only minor gripe I have is that the bottom seems just a bit thin when traversing rocky shallows, though it has held up just fine.
I would recommend this canoe to any recreational outdoorsman, fisherman, hippy or daypacker. Happy paddling!!!I've been fishing from this boat for three years and I beat the hell out of it. I find no trouble car topping this on my SUV. It is heavy but if you center yourself under it, lifting it becomes easy. I haven't tried to swim from it, but it will not tip. I use a 40lb trolling motor and have no problems using this canoe next to much larger boats, wakes aren't a problem.
I outfitted this with seatbacks, motor, anchor pulley, and rod holders. This canoe takes modifications well, and the weight capacity allows for more equipment (batteries). I love this canoe and would recommend it to anyone to fish from. I like to show the larger bass boats how to catch in areas they can't reach.