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  16' Fisherman
  Posted by: plaidpaddler on Oct-22-13 6:41 PM (EST)
 

When this hull was named Fisherman it was more because it was very light, under 40# in core-stiffened Kevlar, and allowed fishermen access to remote lakes and ponds that were work carrying into with a wood-canvas or a typical aluminum canoe. The Sportspal canoe was advertised for this very purpose and does fit the light, easy to portage role very well. The 16' Fisherman provided a canoe that was light to carry and paddled much better than an aluminum hull. It was as close to a recreational hull as Wenonah came at that time. It was the lightest and shortest Wenonah tandem. The 16'6" Echo(later Sundowner) was practically as light, but with a more rounded bottom had less initial stability. To me the Spirit made a better fishing platform and all around canoe; and I still have one. The 18'Sundowner is as stable a platform as the 16'Fisherman, but the extra 2 feet of length can keep it out of spots you can fish with a 16'canoe.
Now you need a pair of Jensens to round out your classic Wenonah collection.
Bill

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