Found someone selling a canoe based on a "J.G. Brown Lorna 16 design". 16'9" x 32" wide. Semi V hull. Not woodstrip, they say it's kevlar and carbon.
I've been on the lookout for something like a Malecite, Northstar, or Kipawa and this looks to be pretty close, but maybe a bit narrower. Google was a pretty big let down, couldn't find anyone who had paddled one.
Anyone here have any experience with them? Usage would be as a small tandem for mainly day trips and possibly a few week long trips (I pack pretty light). Also pressed into light solo use on occasion.
The only references I found to it mentioned its lack of primary stability, which is so subjective I don't know now to take it without having a comparison. How does it compare with the Malecite, Northstar, Kipawa trio.
I'd probably pass it by but from the pics it looks pretty nice and they're only asking $600. So I'd like some more info before I drive 3 hours to check it out in person.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Jun-11-14 9:24 PM (EST)
its an old design
Posted by: alan_gage on Jun-12-14 12:35 AM (EST)
I came across those too. Unfortunately none of the responders seem to have paddled it. It does look like a very interesting boat but money is a little tight right now and I must spend it wisely. I don't mind a little twitchiness but my normal tandem partners not so much.