I am considering this as a solo canoe for here in SC. I am 5'10" and 185# and sea kayak on the coast, paddle piedmont and coastal plain rivers, and large lakes. I have a Kevlar MR explore I paddle by myself and with my friends and family, but am looking for an all around solo. I also like to camp for up to a week. I sure would enjoy hearing your thoughts.
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Its been discussed so much|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-25-13 10:25 AM (EST)
that I am not going to engage in repeating myself.
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-25-13 10:34 AM (EST)
Pretty decent boat|
Posted by: somalley on Apr-25-13 3:03 PM (EST)
I have also seen a MR freedom solo|
Posted by: castoff on Apr-25-13 3:17 PM (EST)
Used for sale. It doesn't have a seat in it though. Both the argosy and freedom are Rx which is a plus in the rocks but as I get older I know the weight will become more of an issue. Still I am able to lift 55#. As both my sea kayaks and canoe are in the low to mid 50s.
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-25-13 3:34 PM (EST)
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-26-13 10:54 AM (EST)
,,,I can get you some Snoopy stickers and I have an extra seat back somewhere on the porch. Heck, I'll even install your footbraces and give you a spare kayak paddle! I'll even take your picture when you launch your tricked-out boat (LOL)!
Posted by: pblanc on Apr-26-13 11:18 AM (EST)
I have a very nice decal that reads "Have you hugged your kitty today?" that I am planning to apply to Bob's boat next week.
Posted by: wildernesswebb on Apr-26-13 11:46 AM (EST)
...I LIKE that (LOL)! Sorry to the OP for diverting your thread to "Pick on Bob" moment!
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Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-27-13 1:36 PM (EST)
seats are cheap/easy|
Posted by: somalley on Apr-25-13 3:41 PM (EST)
If the price and condition are right on the used Freedom Solo, get it. You can buy replacement seats and mounting hardware from places like Ed's Canoe online.
I own a Guide Solo. Don't know about |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-25-13 7:07 PM (EST)
any *essential* differences between it and the later Freedom Solo, which most of us thought was just a renamed Guide. Maybe Bob will enlighten us. My Guide Solo is rather sturdy and not anyone's portage dream.
Posted by: thebob.com on Apr-25-13 7:44 PM (EST)
Mine, bought used, was so |
Posted by: ezwater on Apr-26-13 2:11 PM (EST)
re-outfitted that most of those problems on yours don't apply. The detail finish on mine seems very good.
From the side-by-side examples I saw....|
Posted by: clarion on Apr-25-13 8:09 PM (EST)
the freedom solo is not as deep as the Guide
Thanks for everyones input|
Posted by: castoff on Apr-26-13 8:48 AM (EST)
I learned a lot more about both the argosy and freedom solos than I knew before posting. Your info is very much appreciated!
Thanks for actually following up|
Posted by: somalley on Apr-26-13 9:30 AM (EST)
Too often people ask for this sort of advice, and then disappear. Thanks for not being one of those :).
And I just didn't want to repeat myself|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-26-13 12:40 PM (EST)
too often in old age I do that anyway..
Hey I didi a search and read |
Posted by: castoff on Apr-26-13 12:53 PM (EST)
Much of what you had to say. You have a right to remain silent! ;o)