Does anyone have this canoe?
Esquif Mallard, Square stern canoe.
12’ long - 36”wide - 13.5” deep.
I am looking at the Esquif Mallard for a one man fishing canoe, what do you think?
How do you have yours set up with trolling motor and battery and which seat do you use.
Is your battery in the stern or bow? Do you use the stern or middle seat? What gives you the best trim? Any tips or photos would be appreciated.
Thanks and, Keep the open side up
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Posted by: Big_D on Aug-10-11 9:09 AM (EST)
I have the Mallard's big brother, the Cargo. I use ballast in the front (preferably a friend) and put everything else in the rear where it is handy to reach.
Posted by: 3bearnight on Aug-11-11 10:31 AM (EST)
Big_D, Thanks for the response. Having used traditional solo canoes and tandems solo for so long I know how to trim them without much trouble. This is my first square stern and I invasion the stern will hold a lot more volume than the front. Since I am always solo seeing your trim is not so easy. I really like the workmanship of the Esquif, they seem to really pay attention to detail.
Posted by: 3bearnight on Aug-19-11 4:26 PM (EST)
Took the Mallard out the end of last week for its maiden voyage. I wanted to use the center seat but I couldn’t reach the trolling motor throttle. I then tried the stern seat and that was to close and the trim was way off. The canoe was very stable and tracked very well with the TM and with my Mohawk double canoe paddle. The Mallard has a good glide for a 36” wide canoe, the shallow V is new to me but I like the way it handles. This week I have been refurbishing a seat I used with my Solo 14. It’s a cheap padded folding boat seat I mounted on a light weight ash platform and will sit on the floor of the Mallard between the stern and middle seat. If the trim is still not right I will put the TM battery in the bow, maybe? Or use a dry bag filled with water for trim. Any thoughts or advice is appreciated.
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Posted by: Goobs on Aug-19-11 7:41 PM (EST)
Posted by: 3bearnight on Aug-21-11 11:20 AM (EST)
goobs, Thanks for the reply, I am looking at the Minn Kota MKR-12 Quick connect plug
Esquif Mallard for sale|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-11-12 10:31 AM (EST)
If interested I have a Equif Mallard forsale, $800
Mallard by Esquif|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-14-12 9:22 AM (EST)
Yes I have one for sale