I am a new member, this being my first post, so firstly: Hello all!
Now, onto my topic. I am a fan of saltwater canoeing, I have a blast taking my smaller 14.6' Saranac out off the north shore of Boston on a calm summer day, beach hopping, and pointing my bow toward the rolling wave of the occasional boat.
I am totally aware of the potential dangers of taking a canoe out on open water, that is one reason I am currently in the market for something new. Are there any canoes out there specialized for open water? Are 20' tripping canoes the best for these purposes? I am definitely set on a canoe rather then a kayak which is more tuned for saltwater because I am looking for high capacities for gear and a buddy.
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Posted by: clarion on Mar-05-13 10:14 AM (EST)
... out of a tandem in the rolling waves that you do with you in the center of a solo. You won't rise up and over like you're used to. Adjust expectations accordingly.
Not sure you need a 20' boat, ...|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Mar-05-13 10:54 AM (EST)
used my Swift Dumoine|
Posted by: daggermat on Mar-05-13 11:38 AM (EST)
Posted by: RedCrossRandy on Mar-05-13 11:49 AM (EST)
You can always have a custom cover made that you can snap in place, or get a Rob Roy with a spray skirt, or check out the new Wenonah Canak...
He's talking tandem, not solo.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Mar-05-13 2:16 PM (EST)
Bigger canoe Bigger windage|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Mar-05-13 11:47 AM (EST)
I too paddle a canoe on the north shore. You absolutely have to pick your days and keep an eye to the weather.
Do you have float bags?|
Posted by: Celia on Mar-05-13 1:12 PM (EST)
Posted by: string on Mar-05-13 1:59 PM (EST)
Check it out:|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-05-13 2:03 PM (EST)
The Kruger is the best ocean going|
Posted by: jackl on Mar-06-13 7:00 AM (EST)
decked canoe you can paddle, and will take any thing the ocean can throw at it.
Oneida III 18'|
Posted by: VK1NF on Mar-05-13 8:00 PM (EST)
If you can find one, they're dandies...
tandem paddling in the ocean is a|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-05-13 8:22 PM (EST)
Might be a good idea |
Posted by: rpg51 on Mar-05-13 8:32 PM (EST)
to carry a PLB in your PFD.
BTW the Maine Island Trail|
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-06-13 7:49 AM (EST)
when first conceived and developed, was a canoe trail. Kayaks in any number simply did not exist.