DY Special vs Advantage?
Posted by: duckhunter on Apr-05-13 8:13 AM (EST) Category: Canoes
Has anyone personally paddled a Sawyer DY Special and a Wenonah Advantage? How do these two boats compare in terms of efficiency and stability. I currently have 2 DY Specials but am tempted by a Wenonah Advantage.
I really like efficient solo canoes.
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Efficient Sit & Switch Solos|
Posted by: CEWilson on Apr-05-13 8:42 AM (EST)
I have paddled both|
Posted by: baldpaddler on Apr-05-13 9:05 AM (EST)
and think the DY is more kindly to us portly elderly fellows in less then ideal water..
DY is a friendlier to larger paddlers|
Posted by: clarion on Apr-05-13 9:11 AM (EST)
I think I'm better off with a DY Special at 215-220. If I was 25 or 35 pounds lighter, the Advantage would probably start to shine more.
C1W or WWC1 Jensen|
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Apr-05-13 12:31 PM (EST)
For a big guy looking for a fast stable solo, both of the downriver Jensen solos are better choices than the Advantage or DY Special. For small paddlers they are deep canoes and catch a lot of wind. Of the modern solos, the Grasse River Classic XL would be the choice and from time to time on the marathon racing websites like NYCMRA they do show up in the for sale sections. The Baldpaddler would love paddling Gearwoman's old WWC1 on rough water and he would be very tough to catch.