Wenonah Prism vs Advantage
Posted by: duckhunter on Feb-04-13 11:26 AM (EST) Category: Canoes
I have paddled my Prism many miles but am now tempted by an advantage. How does the advantage compare to the prism in terms of stability and ease of paddling? I no longer want a canoe for long camping trips, but for day trips where exercise and wildlife watching are the main objectives.
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Neither's a good platform for a punt gun|
Posted by: ezwater on Feb-04-13 2:42 PM (EST)
Posted by: bowler1 on Feb-04-13 7:07 PM (EST)
I have owned both. I owned the Prism for a short while. Paddled it once and really did not like it and sold it shortly afterwards.
I agree with bowler 1|
Posted by: pblanc on Feb-04-13 8:07 PM (EST)
I like the Advantage a lot. The Advantage is a joy to paddle for exercise and rewards your efforts making you want to go faster. It was originally a downriver racer, so it has a fair amount of free board with a "normal" load.
Prism is an okay boat.....|
Posted by: bigspencer on Feb-05-13 9:08 AM (EST)
Personally I find the Advantage fullfilling the need for the exercise that suburban paddlers want..ie the sensation of driving their car @75mph on water, which is fine for what it is. Haven't paddled the Prism but in looking at its hull...a Prism will offer a less efficiency and more initial/final stability...particularly in less choppy conditions, which sounds good while observing wildlife. Bear in mind the both have little(Prism) to no rocker at all(Advantage)...so will become more unstable than a slightly rockered boat as water surface conditions become rougher..as is the case on bigger water.
Not trying to change the tune,|
Posted by: mickjetblue on Feb-05-13 8:07 PM (EST)
but have you tried paddling with a kayak paddle?
Posted by: zimbob on Feb-09-13 11:07 PM (EST)
Advantage has less secondary stability and narrower width at the gunwales. I prefer the prism.i can't tell any difference in speed or efficiency even with a gps,and it is more versatile.i think I am going to sell my advanage and get a voyager.
Posted by: CEWilson on Feb-10-13 9:27 AM (EST)
Other sit & switch canoes are available from Newman-GRE and Savage, both with more recent designs. GRE wet bags, Savage infuses and offers synthetic rails to further reduce weight.