Suggestions for light 15' Royalex
Posted by: redprince3 on Jun-10-13 11:44 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
The friendly folks here strongly recommended I NOT put two seats in my 38lb solo Wenonah Royalex Sandpiper ($500 used, not bad at all). So I'm looking for another used canoe, but all the 15' Royalex I've seen weigh 60lbs or more. I mostly do slow streams but want canoe to be OK in up to class 2 rapids, so want Royalex.
I'm getting rooftop crossbars for MY CRV, and perhaps cover them with pipe insulation foam - so hefting it onto them should not be a problem. Can anyone suggest something I could get used affordably in a 50ish lb Royalex tandem - if they exist. Thanks. Jim
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You could watch for a Dagger or |
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-11-13 12:59 AM (EST)
Mad River Reflection 15.
Hard to find one that light|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jun-11-13 1:07 AM (EST)
Old Town Penobscot|
Posted by: pgeorg on Jun-11-13 7:15 AM (EST)
also comes in a tad under 60 pounds. I've owned both a Penobscot and a Bell Morningstar. The Morningstar will serve you better in class II as it has more rocker and turns better. The Penobscot will track better on flatwater. Both can be found used if you're patient. And, no plug intended, Blue Mountain Outfitters has/had a new Royalex Morningstar in stock. These are no longer in production.
Or a Prospector|
Posted by: pblanc on Jun-11-13 7:51 AM (EST)