Posted by: kevinj on Jan-20-13 7:53 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
My wife and I are looking to get a second canoe.We have an Old Town Guide which we like but are looking for something lighter. We are not spring chickens any more.
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Posted by: mcimes on Jan-21-13 11:29 AM (EST)
Well, no one has answered because you gave us absolutely no information, and thus we can not evaluate your needs to suggest a boat. No boat does everything well, so without knowing how you're going to use it we cant tell you what to look at. Im bored at work so Ill throw you a bone...
Posted by: ppine on Jan-21-13 6:35 PM (EST)
How about a Kevlar boat or at least something in fiberglass under 16 feet?
Lots of lightweight boats |
Posted by: sloopsailor on Jan-22-13 12:12 PM (EST)
Most manufacturers have lightweight versions of their boats. Just remember.. the lighter the more expensive! The ultralights also do not take abuse quite as well.
Look over the Wenonah tandems. |
Posted by: ezwater on Jan-22-13 12:40 PM (EST)
Just about all of their tandems are going to be faster and lighter than an OT Guide. If the prices of their Kevlar flexcore and ultralights make your wallet shrink, consider a tandem in Tufweave. Tufweave is a very durable layup, makes a nice, stiff boat, and is lighter than Royalex in the same or similar designs. Easier to repair than Wenonah's Kevlar layups.
To be fair|
Posted by: Pirateoverforty on Jan-22-13 2:06 PM (EST)
All you ripping on him for not posting in additional info should note that he's not asking anyone for any opinions or suggestions.
Posted by: mcimes on Jan-22-13 4:10 PM (EST)
touche! Although he just made a statement in his post. I think "recommend some light weight canoes for me" was implied.
how much lighter weight ??|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jan-22-13 3:07 PM (EST)
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Jan-22-13 6:58 PM (EST)
The original poster just said he has an Old Town Guide. They made two plastic hulled guides, a 147 and a 160. In wood canvas they made Guide models from 15 feet to 18 feet. All are heavy. Which does he have?
you're correct , which OT Guide ??|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jan-22-13 8:14 PM (EST)
Posted by: CEWilson on Jan-22-13 11:54 PM (EST)
Us old timers love our Wenonah|
Posted by: Jackl on Jan-23-13 6:08 AM (EST)
ultralight, kevlar, 17 foot, 39 pound Jensen.
can you build one?|
Posted by: willowleaf on Jan-23-13 1:52 PM (EST)
There are a few classes where you can build your own canoe. Some wood canoes and especially skin on frame designs are very light. If you are retired or semi-retired and live near one of the places that offer this it might be worth looking into. At this school you can build a tandem skin boat under 40 lbs for under $1300.