Would a Wenonah Prism 16 make a good tandem canoe if bow and stern seats were installed? Looking for something fairly stable for casual/family solo & tandem canoeing on calm lakes and bayous and was wondering if a good priced used Prism was comparable to a new Mad River Reflection 15.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-22-13 12:06 AM (EST)
The bow paddler would have to be a skilled infant. The bow station would not be wide enough for anyone to have any stability there.
solo plus is a good wenonah for that|
Posted by: lennart on Feb-22-13 4:47 AM (EST)
The mr reflection is a good tandem/solo canoe.
Posted by: timothy585 on Feb-22-13 7:46 AM (EST)
Thanks for the input, that's the kind of info I was looking for.
And a Reflection 15 is at the low end of|
Posted by: ezwater on Feb-22-13 10:01 AM (EST)
capacity for tandem use. I would go to a 16, if Mad River is making them.
Solo as kids tandem|
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Feb-23-13 9:21 PM (EST)
When my younger two boys were 9 & 11 we put two sling seats in the ends of a Wenonah Solitude. They were fairly competent and experienced paddler even at that age. As a team they were fast and they just fit between the gunwales on that solo. The Prism is a longer solo, but more slender. Kim is right, the bow paddler would need to be very small. Novacraft is marketing one of their big volume solos as also a kids tandem. It takes a solo with a lot of bow volume and little tumblehome to work.