Unintentionally inflammatory question
Posted by: Waterbird on Mar-22-13 8:06 PM (EST)
I'm curious about this, really. Not intending to incite a riot.
I've noticed that kayakers and canoeists are very committed to their choice of craft and often can't be budged to even try the other one.
For camping on large lakes, why would someone choose a SOLO canoe over a kayak? Easy of entry and exit has been mentioned, and I'm assuming also gear capacity.
For me the easier paddling, better handling in wind and waves, and dry storage of a kayak outweigh those two advantages of a canoe. I thought about getting a canoe last year for ease of entry, but I was shocked at how hard a canoe is to paddle compared to a kayak and I dropped the idea after the first try.