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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.

You have some big lakes out there. Argosy is not a great hull shape for big rolly waters as the water tends to ride up the sides and not get knocked down. Chesuncook, Chamberlain and Champlain of course are concerns.

You can partly get by the big water problem by paddling very early before the winds come up.

I have a very nice center mounted cart but after fitting all my gear in my Argosy there was no room for the cart. And that was just for a week on the Allagash.

You will probably be happier with a longer boat. The Argosy is pretty small.

That said there was a gal who did the NFCT in a Swifty and got pulled over on the Allagash because her craft was too fat for its short length and hence illegal. Otherwise she did fine.

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