Posted by: old_user on Aug-22-10 1:09 PM (EST)
Does anuone have any expierence with the hybrid "Nucanoe" boats. I would be using it for fishing. My concerns are the obvious: usability, speed and tracking, weight issues (carrying and capacity), ability to rig for fishing, and the pros / cons of using the 10 ft model vs. the 12 ft model. Any info would be helpful.
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Posted by: old_user on Aug-23-10 10:15 AM (EST)
Get a Tarpon. You'll find those on the water 3000:1 over a Nucanoe.
Easy to setup|
Posted by: wyd on Aug-23-10 12:41 PM (EST)
By looking at the NuCanoe it looks super easy to rig for fishing so I have to say would be a non issue. Cn't say about paddling one as I have never tried one before. I know are outfitter has a 10ft and 12ft in stock but when I was looking for a fishing kayak they didn't have them at the time I was going to buy or I would of tried one out.
Never tried one|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Aug-23-10 1:37 PM (EST)
But it's pretty easy to evaluate, from the info available.
was just crusing eBay and ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Aug-24-10 9:14 PM (EST)
...... came across this , ebay # 190433497485 .
Le Tigre SR Quetico|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Aug-24-10 9:54 PM (EST)
I'd buy it, if I was near it. Not a bad deal on a pretty versatile and lightweight boat - assuming the condition is accurately described. And the Le Tigre layup is different, but not hard to look at, IMO.
Looks like a great row boat.|
Posted by: FrankNC on Aug-27-10 8:52 AM (EST)
I'm going to try one at the local dealership as soon as he gets the oar riggers in for it.
Posted by: old_user on Aug-27-10 8:55 AM (EST)
Frank, you should know better than that!
I meant surf rowing boat|
Posted by: FrankNC on Aug-28-10 8:53 PM (EST)
I didn't know it was not self bailing. I thought all sit on tops were. I guess I'll have to figure out how to put oars on the Tarpon.
I stand corrected, I think.|
Posted by: steve_in_idaho on Aug-29-10 1:42 PM (EST)
So - I guess the Nu-Canoe is classed as a SOT? It seems different from others to me, in that it has more open area within than SOTs I am familiar with. And I thought SOTs were all were self-bailing. The Nu looks like it could hold a considerable amount of water - although the thick and hollow hull might keep it from being swamped to unmanageably.
Posted by: scott00 on Sep-12-10 12:41 PM (EST)
Don't judge a book by it's cover...
Posted by: old_user on Nov-02-10 2:52 PM (EST)
I have a 10' Nucanoe which I use for fishing. I paddled it for amost a year and then got a small trolling motor. I can't say enough good about it. My older son also uses it some and really likes it. Of course we are both fishermen. I do plan on a 3 day river trip down the Brazos next Spring. My son sometimes takes his wife out with him in the Nucanoe. It is very stable. They like it much better then the canoe they used to own. I only takes a few minutes to change the layout. With two we use the rear square stern to mount the trolling motor. With one we use a side mount I built that works very well. We do this because often when landing the boat the water is too shallow to leave it down and you need to be able to reach it easily to pull it out of the water and paddle on in. The boat weighs 60# base but i leave several things in her to load in my Suburban such as the seats. At the same time I take alot of stuff out it and load seperatly. It fits in my
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Posted by: old_user on Jun-06-11 10:25 AM (EST)
My friend bought a new Nu Canoe a year ago. The first time she took it out on the lake she realized there was a problem...when we took it out of the water there was about 2 gallons of water within the double hull. She returned it to the dealer and they found that the out hull was pocked with "micro" holes you could see if you held the boat up to the sunlight...she exchanged it for a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 (also comes in other lengths), a loves it!!! Check it out...good luck.
Posted by: slow2run on Jul-16-11 1:34 PM (EST)
To me its a open deck canoe, and not a SOT kayak
Posted by: benjamin on Dec-25-12 9:56 PM (EST)
I have a frontier 12, after a very long and intense research and what i really like to do i made my decision and it was a good one. i got the frontier 12 because i like saltwater fishing. and i like to have a person with me when i fish. so far i have gone out by myself and friends too. both were pleasant. there are plenty of room for two or even three if you don't mind being crowded. paddling is a challenge if using a 7 ft paddle. so before i ordered a long paddle i was standing up and to my surprise that wasn't so bad at all. i also used a single oar too and that worked well. i have done only a milk carton rigged with PVC pipes as rod holder and that's all i need for my kayaking ( i don't believe in punching holes in my plastic kayak and that only me). with all that said, this is a great kayak for fishing on open rivers and lakes or just a day out on the water......
Posted by: mike79 on Jan-02-13 10:44 PM (EST)
I have the 10ft model of the nucanoe and really like it...extremely stable and surprisingly nice to paddle especially with the recommended long paddle...very adaptable for different seating...I chose the 10ft model over the 12 ft model because of the weight...myself and a couple friends fish mostly smaller rivers and lots of times we put in or take out at non-ramp areas and weight means a lot when dragging it up a 10ft bank..taking it to and from the water is made easier by a set of wheels desiegned for the nucanoe..I highly recommend this boat for fishing up to class 2 rivers and flat water!
If your previous experience...|
Posted by: Al_A on Jan-08-13 12:11 AM (EST)
is only in tandem canoes, you'll like it.