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  Surely that's the heaviest 14-foot...
  Posted by: Guideboatguy on Aug-31-13 1:32 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Aug-31-13 1:57 PM EST --

... boat on the market and one of the heaviest ever made as well. Sheesh, that's just crazy-heavy. If you can get it on and off your car with ease, you are either remarkably strong or have a good effort-saving method.

Oh, and as long as I came on here due to being so shocked at that boat's tonnage, I'll be the one to point out that peddle power versus paddle power can't be a matter of "preferance" for a lot of people. On many small inland waters, the Hobie would be helpless (actually, it'd be helpless on a lot of large inland waters too, since there are often thick weeds near shore or other shallow places), and even traveling on moderately large rivers usually requires minimal draft for shallow spots. Further, any boat that requires forward motion and a steering action to maneuver couldn't make it in most of the places where I take a canoe to go fishing, even if occasional shallow spots weren't an issue (because the inability to pivot and side-slip would mean you simply don't go there). Sometimes a paddle is the only thing that can possibly work.


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