nice, just got that canoe too.
Posted by: old_user on Mar-21-11 8:28 PM (EST)
Hey there, newbie here too.
I just bought that same canoe at Dick's for $500 new last Friday. Not a bad deal for such a fishing capable rig that's still car-topable.
I'm in the same boat, two boys, 3 & 5 and wanted the biggest most stable canoe I could find and as puck would have it I stumbled onto this one too.
I don't know what to say about the motor. I'm going with an electric and some oars to start with and will add a gas motor later on. I'm pretty sure 5hp would be just fine but probably slightly overkill in the weight dept.
Here's a quick tip/mod... cut out the box inside the center seat cooler area. It's not insulated like they advertise it to be. I did this last night and it provides a much larger storage area. You can also buy a second middle seat (it'll fit, I measured) for $167 direct from the mfr, I called today. I'm trying to devise a way to turn that center seat into a livewell system myself.
GL on the motor purchase and once you get one I'd love to hear back about it's performance!
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