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  Decked canoe for fly fishing
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-22-11 2:31 PM (EST)
 

-- Last Updated: Jul-27-11 5:05 PM EST --

What would you want in a decked canoe, built for salt water fishing? Give us your Spec and have your say.


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  Never even occurred to me.
  Posted by: Big_D on Jul-22-11 2:59 PM (EST)
An interesting thought.

Good luck. I'm eager to see the responses.

- Big D
 
 
  Decked canoe for fishing/hunting?
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-25-11 3:42 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jul-26-11 2:11 PM EST --

I would want a new and improved Loon canoe, thats light in weight ,thats unsinkable and easy to add fishing or hunting options too,including a electric motor option,
it should be built from kevlar or Trylon, or Tegris.

 
 
  What specs?
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-28-11 9:01 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Jul-28-11 9:03 PM EST --

There isn't much to choose from:
http://www.canoeing.com/canoes/specialty/decked.htm (Easy Rider Cub Scout is included by mistake - it's hardly a decked canoe, more an SOT).

All of them are pretty much same wide @28", which is too narrow in my opinion for relaxed fishing. You'd want something 36"-39" wide. May be put 1/4" marine plywood deck on a proper fishing canoe like Wenonah Fishermen or one of Clipper Mac Sport line-up, with deck riveted to gunwales, say, 4ft in the bow and 4 ft at stern.

 
 
  Make it two canoes - catamaran
  Posted by: Okanagan on Aug-17-11 1:05 PM (EST)
Stability in rough to choppy salt water is going to be a huge issue. Make it a quick assemble and disassmble two hull deal, with light hulls, and I'd add significant floatation.
 

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