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  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.
Thanks Yakboy

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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.

The Heron is a full size tandem, wide at 38 inches.

Neither is a solo craft for paddling. Oars or a motor would be needed. And they're too wide for solo, too.

I gather you're after a square stern canoe for use with a motor, wide and stable for "sporting" use. Just be aware that these "canoes" aren't for traditional canoe paddling methods.
  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 .
Iam planning on doing pretty much the same as you'

Thanks Yakboy


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