NC, VA kevlar canoe rental?
Posted by: old_user on May-06-11 7:03 PM (EST)
Are there canoe outfitters in Northern NC/Southern VA where I could rent a quality kevlar canoe for a 2-3 day trip in NC? I've been spoiled by an ADK canoe outfitter (Raquette River) who offers Kevlar Wenonah for rental as a standard.
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Posted by: kebs on May-06-11 9:54 PM (EST)
I suppose it depends where you are East/West. I work for a livery in Stokes County, and we use royalex because the rocky rivers would destroy a kevlar boat quickly. I imagine you may find someone in the Eastern part of the area.
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Posted by: old_user on May-07-11 10:03 PM (EST)
This is near Dismal Swamp/Merchants Millpond.
Posted by: radiomix on May-07-11 9:35 AM (EST)
I wouldnt rent you a kevlar boat anywhere near the appalachian region. Way too much granite and sandstone.
Posted by: kebs on May-08-11 2:05 PM (EST)
Over there you could probably do kevlar, but since it is so expensive, most folks do not rent them. In the Adirondacks and BWCA, kevlar boats are expected so they are offered. The big difference is that you portage the rocky rapids up there and folks renting a canoe on the river do not want to portage.
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Posted by: ezwater on May-13-11 10:13 AM (EST)
designed and laid up for river use are not going to be "quickly destroyed" by granite and sandstone. However, I quite understand why outfitters often prefer not to supply Kevlar boats. ABS and poly are better when some renters are careless, thoughtless, etc.