I am looking at several used canoes. In another topic I got great advice on two Bell canoes. I would like to find a light weight tandem that also paddles well solo. It well be used in coastal marsh, lakes, backwater swamps, piedmont rivers, spring runs and the glades. It will be used for day trips, overnight, and weeklong camping trips.
Here are 3 boats I am also considering MR Kevlar Explore, MR Malecite ultralight, Wenona Aurora ultralight. How do they compare with my objectives for paddling.
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No on the Malecite|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-04-13 2:30 PM (EST)
its not deep enough for carrying water in the Glades and you will get soaked on the Gulf. Only 19 inches high at the bow.
Posted by: castoff on Jan-04-13 2:52 PM (EST)
I do appreciate your sharing your knowledge. I thought th wenonah would be slow, and wondered about the Malecite in the rough.
oh now it gets complicated|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-04-13 3:21 PM (EST)
but I doubt the included paddles would be worth 100 each. And the UL Kevlar has floatation in it..at least enough so the boat wont sink where you say you will use it.
Probably the Explorer|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-04-13 3:50 PM (EST)
The Kevlar Mad River Explorer is the first canoe I bought new, and I still have it. It is MRC's jack of all trades tandem canoe, and they sold a ton of them.