I checked the Wenonah website today and I can't find the Advantage anymore. It used to be under the "Racing Canoes" tab, but it's not there anymore.
The new website has been kind of funky since the beginning and it still gives me problems sometimes, so I don't know if it's just a glitch or it's really gone from the lineup.
Touring Kayak Paddles
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Retired, but you can order|
Posted by: mobrien on Jan-22-14 3:49 PM (EST)
The model isn't current anymore, but they will still build one for you. TW Flexcore, Kev Flex, Kev UL, and Graphite are available, starting at $1999.
If the mold is OK|
Posted by: pblanc on Jan-22-14 7:19 PM (EST)
Wenonah stores at least some of their molds not being used for current production outdoors and sometimes they warp. I sure hope that is not the case for the Advantage.
not be surprized if it came up again|
Posted by: lennart on Jan-25-14 4:44 PM (EST)
In Germany the advantage is still in the 2014 catalogue. I had a chat last week with one of the wenonah guys who should know. He recommended the advantage for the padling I do.
What is the new |
Posted by: baldpaddler on Jan-26-14 9:33 AM (EST)
go fast solo for the USCA stock class? Is Wenonah planning on just letting Diller and The Newman brothers
What are the current class regulations?|
Posted by: snowgoose.skipper on Jan-27-14 4:10 AM (EST)
If I wanted a fast touring canoe... I'd not even consider the Advantage. Options include:
Posted by: CEWilson on Jan-27-14 8:47 AM (EST)
Magic has been in production by Bell Composites, Zimmerman MN, for over a year.
Posted by: OldBill on Jan-27-14 3:41 PM (EST)
And yet when you go to their 2014 Web Site the first picture to pop up is titled "Advantage at rest"
Posted by: Canuka on Jan-27-14 4:00 PM (EST)
The still have that picture.
Posted by: lennart on Jan-28-14 4:09 AM (EST)
I can see those others getting cruising up to about 9 kmh. as well as the advantage.
Changing the subject a bit|
Posted by: Canuka on Jan-27-14 4:09 PM (EST)
I'm looking at a used (20+ years) tuf-weave Spirit II, which is supposed to be in good to excellent condition. I have yet to see it. Any ideas about how much it's worth?
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Jan-27-14 7:11 PM (EST)
20 years ago Wenonah made the Spirit II in layups that are no longer used. Some are more desirable than others. The trim levels vary from basic aluminum to all wood. Seats can be buckets or cane or web, fixed or sliders bow and stern. Three different yokes. Weight could go from low 50's to high 60's. Condition also makes the price change. Value could vary from $500 to $1000.
depends on the build|
Posted by: mobrien on Jan-27-14 10:11 PM (EST)
as previously noted, they made it in a couple TW layups back then.
Thanks for the advice|
Posted by: Canuka on Jan-28-14 7:35 AM (EST)
From what I can gather and the pictures I've seen, it has bucket seats and aluminum trim. The owner seems to think it's in the low 60 lb. range, maybe 62. That is too heavy for my wife to handle her end when loading and unloading. Plus he wants too much ($1,200) and doesn't seem to want to budge. So fuggedaboutit.
You need a different loading method!|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-28-14 9:43 AM (EST)
Right about the loading technique|
Posted by: Canuka on Jan-28-14 10:21 AM (EST)
And I had forgotten all about the extension rod that Yakima sells, which telescopes out of one bar. It makes it a piece of cake for one person to load a heavy boat.
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jan-28-14 10:39 AM (EST)
You didn't even need an explanation of the "how" and "why". Maybe the explanation will help someone else.
Posted by: baldpaddler on Jan-29-14 9:23 PM (EST)
Shadow fall into the stock class or pack canoe class? The shearwater looks like a fine boat but I doubt it is fast enough to compete against Advantages, Shockwaves