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  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
Suburban with the hatch closed. The nose sticks up between the front seats. My son I both weigh about 175# and the boat does fine with us and the trolling motor. WE have talked some about getting a 12 footer but the little 10' does fine.

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