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  Other way around, I think.
  Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Oct-22-13 3:12 PM (EST)
 

The Coho came before the Souhegan, IIRC. I can't speak for the Souhegan - but TommyC1 can. Anyway....

I think it's safe to say that if you like the Penobscot, you may love a Coho - unless you want to be able to turn it around to paddle solo (I just kneel aft of center). It is *slightly* asymmetrical (swede form). It doesn't appear to have significant rocker, but it does turn easier than the Penobscot. It's been a while since I paddled or poled the two in close proximity, but I would say the Coho is about as efficient as the Penobscot - while being more nimble (if you can even associate that word with the P'scot), and of course, a lot lighter.

While it's easier to keep the Penobscot going straight with bad technique and the P-boat is maybe a little faster with a good engine - I would take a Coho over it any day. It's a great recreational canoe. Besides that - Kaz is great to work with and will furnish the boat to your liking at a very reasonable price.

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