Pelican Potomac 14.6
Posted by: old_user on Jul-02-09 7:32 AM (EST) Category: Canoes
-- Last Updated: Jul-02-09 3:39 PM EST --
Anyone have experience with this canoe. They sell it at Dicks. I'm new to the sport and was looking for something inexpensive to start out with.
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Posted by: rambler on Jul-02-09 9:02 AM (EST)
on what you have in mind as far as what you want to do in the boat. What kind of activities, how many people and/or animals, how much weight, etc., etc., etc.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-02-09 10:04 AM (EST)
I was looking for 2-3 people for general lake/pond use and maybe some river use. I will also use it for some fishing. I'd like to keep it under 16' and around 80lbs.
Posted by: rambler on Jul-02-09 5:13 PM (EST)
First of all, I'll preface this by saying I haven't paddled that boat. I've seen it in Dick's, just wandering around the store browsing, and I have paddled boats that I would consider to be similar.
Purchased Old Town|
Posted by: old_user on Jul-06-09 10:15 PM (EST)
Thank you for the advice. I ended up purchasing a Used Old Town Discovery 169 for less than the Pelican.
Glad to be of help.|
Posted by: rambler on Jul-10-09 8:02 AM (EST)
From what you are wanting to do, I think that boat is an excellent choice. I have an Old Town Discovery Scout, it's a discontinued model but very similar, and I get a lot of use out of it for the kinds of things you have in mind.
Posted by: old_user on Jul-22-09 7:32 AM (EST)
I have this canoe an I love it. I'm a beginner and think it's a great introduction into canoeing. My wife, son and I fit nicely. I fish it alone by sitting in the bow seat with a dry back 1/3 filled with water on the stern end and paddle backwards. Works great. I have a Honda Element and car topping solo seemed impossible. What I ended up doing was placing a 4" water noodle on top of the car and just rolling it on the roof. Same for getting it down. Hope this helps.