Esquif Mallard Vs Esquif Heron
Posted by: yakboy on Aug-07-13 8:28 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
What can the Heron do that the Mallard can not?
Any and all opinions welcome.
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Esquif states that the Mallard is for |
Posted by: ezwater on Aug-09-13 12:29 PM (EST)
small waters. It's only 12 feet long. It is lighter by a good bit.
Posted by: 3bearnight on Aug-11-13 11:21 AM (EST)
I have an Esquif Mallard 12foot 36” wide that I use for fishing and camping. I use a 45 # Min Kota traxxis trolling motor and a 9 foot double paddle when in very shallow waters. The Mallard has 2” of rocker on both ends and I have been in 3 foot waves on a very shallow lake with 25 to 30 mph head wind, the rocker allows the canoe to ride up and over the waves and I have never been wet except for spray. I choose the Mallard for its low weight and at 12 foot I can haul it in the back my Toyota pick-up. Hope this helps.
Posted by: yakboy on Aug-11-13 6:11 PM (EST)
Thanks for your in put .