solo canoe on NFCT
Posted by: gjmesa on Apr-26-12 10:04 AM (EST)
Opinions on Wenonah Argosy solo canoe for Northern Forest Canoe Trail?
Covered deck or unnecessary?
Also...how about a small collapsible portage cart?
Pull-Up Strap Handle Kit
Rescue / Throw Bags
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Posted by: acre on Apr-26-12 1:27 PM (EST)
What part of the trail or the whole thing?
Depends on the section you are paddling|
Posted by: waterspyder on Apr-26-12 3:57 PM (EST)
Posted by: mister123 on Apr-26-12 6:30 PM (EST)
I own a Royalex Argosy as well as a Ultralite Wenonah Wilderness. As a section paddler I agree with what Waterspyder said. If I had to purchase a canoe for the trail I think I would get a Wenonah Wilderness in Tuf-Weave. It's a bit longer and much stiffer than the Royalex. It would do better on the big lakes and still do pretty well on rivers. The Tuf-Weave is a very durable material and I think it can handle the trail unless something really bad happened.It's a bit lighter than Royalex which will help on those portages you can't use wheels on.
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Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-26-12 9:13 PM (EST)
I can tell you that the Mud Pond Carry enroute to Chamberlain(ME) is not cart friendly.
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Posted by: acre on Apr-27-12 11:59 AM (EST)
Yellow Canoe is correct, except for about 200 feet the 2 mile Mud Pond Carry is not wheelable. If you are paddling sections you should check ahead and find out if you need a cart.
not really necessary at Allagash Falls|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-27-12 12:48 PM (EST)
Now as to getting rid of the cart. You might be able to make arrangements at Raymonds Store on the NE Carry to stow the thing.. Rather than have it another piece of impedimentia.
Posted by: mister123 on Apr-30-12 7:46 PM (EST)
If you have the cart with you at Allagash Falls you might as well use it.
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Posted by: riverstrider on Apr-30-12 12:54 PM (EST)
There is some good advice on the Argosy here. It is a very versatile boat with limitations (mainly for upstream work or big lakes). But if you're smart about knowing when to go or when to stay off the water, it should do you well.