Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile
 





Family kayak vacations this summer
San Juan Islands
See Whales & Eagles
www.crystalseas.com/InnToInn
 
Fishing from Kayaks and Canoes New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  too heavy
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-18-10 9:30 AM (EST)
 

IMHO, both those boats are pretty heavy for solo cartopping. it can be done but there are better. My first suggestion would be to stay with royalex or similar material. It will give you the combination of light weight & impact resistance you'll need. Many of these boats will weight well under 70# and some under 60#.
FWIW, my current favorite fishing canoe is the OT Osprey 155. 56#, center seat (handy tackle tray when paddled backwards), 38" wide for stability. Keel less so its WW friendly. Can be rowed ,powered or paddled.

Also FWIW, used Royalex boats are not hard to find and a bargain when you do.

 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Fishing PFD's

Paddling Gloves

Paddler's Truck Rack

Wall Mount Boat Racks

Table of Contents

Google
 
Web Paddling.net


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us

Sweepstakes

©2014 Paddling.net Inc.