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  Blackhawk Covenant
  Posted by: thebob.com on Jan-04-13 6:48 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Jan-04-13 7:21 PM EST --

I made an inquiry about the Covenant, and the possibility of any "wiggle rooom" on the price.
Was told there was NO wiggle room.
Boat price, coupled with the price of shipping from New York to Missouri was cost prohibitive to me.
I lost interest;evidently some others haven't, or perhaps they're just curious.

I thought it would be a somewhat unique canoe to own; a little bit of a challenge to paddle, and would surely create some good "photo ops"....... if I could con some paddling friends into test paddling it.

I think the last year the Covenant was made was 1991, but that is a guess, based on the last listing I could find of it, in Canoe magazine's 1991 Buyer's guide.
In 1988 it's price was listed at $999.00 in fiberglass, and $1,479.00 in kevlar.
Pretty damn pricey for a solo canoe in 1988!!!

I think I'll probably be happier paddling my Shadow SS Special, Zephyr, or Ariel, than I would a Covenant. No doubt in my mind that any of the 3 will be a lot more user friendly, and more versatile than the Covenant too.
And neither of the 3 have the gunwale, and pedestal issues described.

Still, I'll bet it would be a fun canoe to "play with" if you have money to burn.
It does not appear to be a very practical solo canoe to me, but that was actually part of it's interest to me.
I like to paddle "different" canoes; canoes that a lot of other people don't, can't, or won't.

Since it has no flotation chambers; I'm sure you would need some small air bags if you were going to try anything even remotely close to class 3, or if you were going to be hauling a decent load of gear for a multi overnight trip.
Personally, I wouldn't use it for anything but a day floating boat, or for an overnight with a very light load of gear.

Would love to read new owner's review........if/when it sells.


BOB

Covenant specs:
Length: 11' 9"
Weight in kevlar: 35 lbs
Weight in fiberglass: 39 lbs
Widths: 25 1/2 at gunwales
24 1/2 at waterline
Depths: 17 3/4" 11" 16 1/2"


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