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  You can use a single-blade paddle?
  Posted by: guideboatguy on Jan-05-13 11:09 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Jan-05-13 11:16 PM EST --

That boat has a floor-mounted seat. I tend to agree with other posters who've commented on paddle choice for boats with floor-mounted seats. The Prism, the hull on which the Canak is based is a good sit-and-switch boat, but it has standard-height seats. I tend to think that a double-blade is the only practical choice when sitting virtually all the way down on the floor.

Also, the website says the Kevlar version is 42 pounds, which is almost ten pounds more than an ultra-light Kevlar canoe of that length ought to weigh. Can't speak for the original poster, but I bet a "canoe guy" like him wouldn't like paying a few hundred dollars more (than the deck-less canoe) to get "the worst of both worlds", in terms of the unnecessary deck and its weight, and the impracticality of reverting to single-blade paddling when so desired.


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