In a moment of stupidity, I sold my Freedom solo a while back, and now have tandems and a kayak that I am about to sell. I was wondering how the Mohawk Odyssey compares to the Freedom solo for mild, not float bag type rivers)rivers? Is the Mohawk build quality what it used to be before it was sold to the group in Tenn? Is there another solo that fits the above bill that isn't crazy expensive? Thanks
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Posted by: ezwater on Jun-02-13 10:03 AM (EST)
examined the Odyssey while it sat inverted on someone's car. The Odyssey looked to have less rocker and might cruise faster. It looked deep enough to handle haystacks on easier rivers, but probably wouldn't maneuver as well as the Guide Solo.
Depends on your preferences|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jun-02-13 10:33 AM (EST)
Posted by: thebob.com on Jun-02-13 11:26 AM (EST)
Sounds like a winner|
Posted by: Det.Dan on Jun-02-13 1:06 PM (EST)
Well, I think I might give the Odyssey a try. I bought a Wilderness Systems Commander 140 kayak fishing edition with rudder, and it is great for fishing etc, but I am more of a paddler who loves to float the river, play on the water and fish, than a fisherman who likes to paddle. My main fishing canoes now are tandems, but I use to fish out of the freedom solo and it worked fine. What the tandems don't do as well is play on the water. That's what I miss. Will sell the kayak and buy an Odyssey. Thanks for the informed posts. Dan
On rocker confined to the ends, |
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-02-13 4:17 PM (EST)
John Winter calls it "dead wood", by which he means removing "wood" from the bottom of the ends that isn't doing much for speed, in order to gain maneuverability.
Mohawk Odyssey 14 great choice|
Posted by: yatipope on Jun-02-13 9:33 PM (EST)
I have sold all my solo canoes (Argosy, Rendezvous, MR Guide, Outrage, Rampage, ME, Solo 13, Fantasy, etc.etc.) because I am so happy with the Mohawk Odyssey 14. It had just enough whitewater capability that I need to run any class 2 and select class 3 but retains good enough speed and capacity for all other solo paddling. I really think if you only have room for one solo,..the Odyssey can't be beat. Note,..the Odyssey 15 is a little different being a tandem and even lower ends for less rocker. Its more of a flatwater boat.
Posted by: Det.Dan on Jun-03-13 9:00 AM (EST)
I have a trip in western NC planned for next month, so if I can get the funds together by then I will swing by Mohawk and pick up an Odyssey. (providing it works for the Mohawk folks!) Thanks again for all the help.
Email me about an odyssey for sale|
Posted by: clarion on Jun-03-13 10:11 AM (EST)
I know of one for a very good price