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Bicycle and Kayak along Island Shores
San Juan Islands
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  I hear ya
  Posted by: old_user on Nov-04-12 4:49 PM (EST)
 

I have a 14' oldtown sportsman that I have been using for the job. It is cumbersome to transport with my midsized truck. It also comes in at 60lbs. It does not trek as well due to its width, but its sturdy and gets the job done. My real issue is once I hit the cattails, it another 100yds. I get out and alternate pulling and pushing it. I take alot of breaks. I think the canoe and gear is right around 80-90lbs at that phase. I would like to be around 70-80lbs.

I just may look at the sportsman's little brother the pack/disco. I really like the weight of the higher end pack canoes, but I'm not sure it will take that kind of abuse.

Thanks.

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