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  Safety is an issue that is true -
  Posted by: rpg51 on Dec-19-12 7:00 AM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Dec-19-12 7:03 AM EST --

I have to acknowledge that if you have made the decision to cross a lake in cold water and bad weather as a solo paddler and you have a solid roll, kayak is probably safer than canoe. I've never been one for solo trips so this is not as much of an issue for me.

However, safety is largely a matter of decision making. If I'm alone on a trip in a canoe I make different decisions and I keep my self very safe. Generally, if you are patient, the weather will improve and give you the safety margin you need. Patience is key. So the bottom line for me is that with good skills and good decision making suitable to the type of craft and circumstances, both canoe and kayak are very safe.


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