Solo Canoe Advice
Posted by: old_user on Apr-10-13 6:06 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
I am interested in getting a solo whitewater canoe and was looking for some input/suggestions on a good boat for me. I am experienced with whitewater, but have little experiencing sizing and choosing a solo boat. I have been a raft guide on and off for the past 10 years in West Virginia and enjoy up to class 5. I have also spent alot of time on rivers/lakes tandem canoe trips up to class 2 and 3. I like surfing(who doesn't), and want something that wont be obnoxious in technical rapids. I like the looks of the MR Outrage, but want to make sure I get the right size. I am a tall guy,6'6" and 185 pounds. Will I be out of place in canoes getting shorter and shorter...i.e..Detonator, Zoom.
Any advice is appreciated, Thanks!
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Posted by: daggermat on Apr-10-13 6:44 PM (EST)
check also on cboats dot net|
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-10-13 6:56 PM (EST)
Jeremy (Blackfly Canoes) has a new|
Posted by: bigspencer on Apr-11-13 7:32 PM (EST)
"Option"....a little drier & overall improved Option...the old-original is still pictured on his website. Some guys I'm familiar with on cboats.net, that do a lot of ww" praise it. The pic of the old one on his site doesn't do justice to what one can find here & there in video clips....fwiw.
Posted by: pdlgsltd on Apr-12-13 2:45 PM (EST)
I bought two OC-1s used for less than either of them would have cost new. A Millbrook Rival and an Esquif Nitro. So, I think that is a great way to save some money and have tons of fun.
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Posted by: wh2ofox on Apr-12-13 5:33 PM (EST)
Dagger Ocoee 4 sale on the East Tn. white water club forum etwc.com .... they are in Oak Ridge Tn.
Outrage and Chines|
Posted by: TommyC1 on Apr-13-13 6:18 PM (EST)
At 185 you might be at the top of the ideal weight for the 12' Outrage. Personally I think the 13' Outrage X is just as good and suited for heavier folks.
I have both soft and hard chined boats|
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-13-13 10:43 PM (EST)
and I don't find that "control" is essentially tied to chine appearance. It's a good idea to try a boat to see how it feels.
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Posted by: eckilson on Apr-14-13 9:46 AM (EST)
to change the outfitting in whatever your find - especially at your height. I paddle Tommy's old Encore. I love the boat and he gave it to me for a good price, but the pedestal was way to low for my liking. I ripped it out an put in new Mike Yee outfitting with a 10.5 inch pedestal - that's the highest that he would make for me. It cost me 3 times what I paid for the boat, but now I can kneel all day.