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Old 08-25-2016, 08:49 AM   #31
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I am paddling solo on the labour day weekend also, in a 13ft Caption. It's terribly slow on flat water, spins like a top when the wind comes up, and is very uncomfortable kneeling for 130km with your butt on a pedestal seat. But it is really fun paddling through all of the rapids. I will likely swap out a foam pedestal seat for a more conventional webbed canoe seat just for this trip. My knees and ankles would be very grateful.

We are paddling Horberg to Rocky Mountain House this Saturday also, just as a warm up daytrip. Water levels have been really high this week so am not quite sure what to expect. Guess we'll see.


Sorry for the thread drift. I really like the compactness of your new canoe and the ability to pack it in a small box when not being used. That really solves the dilemma of what to do with a canoe when towing a 5th wheel.
I paddled an Esquif Veritage. It handled all the features very well, tracked kinda okay, but by the time I pulled out in Rocky, my wings were very tired. There is no resting on the flat stretches like you can when you have a partner. If it was a longer trip, I would have needed a rest day.

I find the river is fun at any water level. Extremely high it moves fast but smooths out a lot of the smaller features, though the larger ones get pumped up a bit.

No worries on the thread drift, it is still about paddling.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:33 PM   #32
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I have heard of this brand, but know very little. Just did a quick look, and they seem to be well received. Did you buy locally?

I assume you use two one man boats. My first thought was to do something two man, but who knows, still at the thinking phase. I see they do have doubles though.

I may just take you up on a test run with one.

That looks like a nice inflatable, and especially nicely priced. Have you, or would you, use it on a river. A couple quick reviews I saw too said it was great for the price, but not the toughest option.


That kinda falls in line with what I have read. A very popular boat with hunters, and those wanting more flexibility than most rafts, yet are very stable, with lots of capacity.

In looking at their offerings, I wonder if the Super Lynx might be a better fit for me.

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The sevylor Tahiti is very sturdy...river use would work. We gave our Tahiti away to folks who live in CO and didn't have enough room to pack their kayaks. They do River and lake...and they love it. We now have a Sterns IK-95.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:06 PM   #33
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Hello good people.
Your post caught my attention. Check Inflatable Canoes | Gumotex inflatable boats
I own the Scout Standard model for five years. We've paddled rivers (class II), lakes and Pacific coast waters and have done two weeks long canoe wilderness trips - two adults, two kids and gear. I can say only good things about it. It's made of the same material as large rafts. It takes about 20 min to inflate and put it together. If you get high speed 12V pump that cuts assembly time in half. All other details on their web. They don't sell canoes models in N. America, although they do sell some other boats under brand name INNOVA . I brought mine from EU.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:21 AM   #34
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I love my Feathercraft folding kayak built in Vancouver. It fits in a backpack and rides in the backseat when towing my Scamp 5er, when not towing I leave it put together to save time so I use it more often(spur of the moment) Just throw it in the back of the truck. I have gone away for 3 nights in it no problem. It is very stable,paddles and tracks well...a real kayak not an inflatable barge. No good for whitewater but otherwise super durable. The frame is like tent poles running fore to aft with nylon ribs, the hull is hypalon which is the same stuff sailboat dingys are made of...very durable and repairable too. They make 1 and 2 man boats and I think inflatables as well. A bit expensive but well made and will last for years.
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Old 09-06-2016, 05:37 PM   #35
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Still enjoying my Oru kayak. bought the beach- plenty of room for the dog or fishing or carrying stuff very stable. Taking it to lake Cushman this weekend.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:36 PM   #36
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I bought one at REI thinking it was a great idea for a full sized, stowable camping take-along.The first shake down was a disaster. I got a mile or so out from shore and the da*n thing started leaking. By the time we made it back, it was like paddling a giant waterlogged banana.

Needless to say, it went back! Sticking with a bike. Flat tires arent nearly as death defying.

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Old 09-07-2016, 01:02 AM   #37
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Hello good people.
Your post caught my attention. Check Inflatable Canoes | Gumotex inflatable boats
I own the Scout Standard model for five years. We've paddled rivers (class II), lakes and Pacific coast waters and have done two weeks long canoe wilderness trips - two adults, two kids and gear. I can say only good things about it. It's made of the same material as large rafts. It takes about 20 min to inflate and put it together. If you get high speed 12V pump that cuts assembly time in half. All other details on their web. They don't sell canoes models in N. America, although they do sell some other boats under brand name INNOVA . I brought mine from EU.
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Mmmm I think that Ruby looks really good. I'm not into whitewater but am a water person. It almost kills me to pass a beautiful body of water and not be able to explore it.

I'll take a Ruby with an electric outboard please....

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Which one was that greggo? there are a number of different brands and models mentioned on this page. Thanks
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:41 PM   #39
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Can yo stow a boat in the Escape 19?

We are looking at purchasing a 19 and we own 5 kayaks (various sizes, including 2 kids sized boats). How wide can you open the front window? I was thinking we might be able to squeeze a small kayak through it? Or am I dreaming? We haven't been to the dealership yet to take a close look at the units.
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Old 09-07-2016, 03:44 PM   #40
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The front window does not open in the 19, in fact none of the Escapes made have a window big enough for a kayak. Lil Snoozy has a rear opening trailer, ideal for kayaks but I'm not sure they are still in business. You maybe limited to what you can carry on your tow vehicle.
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