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Reviews for Explorer Canoe by Coleman


Rated: 7.83/10 Based On: 6 Reviews

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04-10-2006
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Rating: 7 of 10

     Bought the canoe in spring last year (2004) for rouglhy 650$ CDN. Good canoe for beginners. Me & wife went even on canoe-camping for a night. Loaded with gear for 2 days, behaved really good in small rapids (R1, R2)and was quite stable. The only bad point: canoe is dam heavy for portage! At some point, we just dragged it along the river. The plastic construction made it virtually non destructible: we paddle for 3 years now and we were beginners at that time: we hit a lot of rocks and knocked it all around.

If you wanna take a passenger, this one HAVE TO BE seated on the bottom of the canoe,not on the middle seat because then, it become REALLY UNSTABLE.

Overall good beginners canoe.

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06-28-2004
Submitted by: Gert HanoverSend Email
Rating: 4 of 10

     Lovely looking boat, liked the cool box but canoe a bit unstable, experiencd paddlers fell out on the first bend in our local river. (could have been the hooch)
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08-19-2003
Submitted by: Garrison HilliardSend Email
Rating: 9 of 10

     This boat is somewhat slow, but it's tough and darn stable! An excellent craft for the Midwestern lakes and rivers that I use for recreation, the Coleman (actually made by Pelican) Explorer is tops!
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06-19-2002
Submitted by: ---
Rating: 9 of 10

     Update to review.... have has Canoe out about 20 times this year so far, and it is great. Remove the built-in cooler cover so passenger in the middle can sit lower, makes canoe way more stable. Will attempt the St. Croix River ( New Brunswick) July 19, and I'll see how it performs in moving water....
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04-10-2002
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Rating: 9 of 10

     Had my clunker cedar strip stolen last year and was looking for an economical canoe for recreational paddling. Purchased for 524 CDN, and it included paddles and a built-in cooler! Minor assembly required, but this canoe looks great as a family paddler.
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05-11-2001
Submitted by: John V.Send Email
Rating: 9 of 10

     Purchased at national discount warehouse store, this canoe was well worth the $399 price. The plastic seats and middle seat/cooler were easy to install with a wrench and electric screw driver (30 minutes). For a canoe which is left outside during the summer, dragged over rocks and frequently used kids, the Coleman Explorer has held up well. Not a racer, but a good value for the $.
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