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 Post subject: Re: Canoe Purchase
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 1:13 am 
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Agreed - the major draw back of a Discovery 169 is the weight, otherwise it's a decent and rugged all-purpose hull. So, it depends how young & strong you are!

I don't know anything about this other boat, but I liked the looks of the Clipper Expedition!

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PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 3:50 am 
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Unless they have changed it since I last paddled one, Discovery is a bit inefficient as a flat water boat. Oilcans significantly and is more a decent and rugged all-purpose livery and river tripping boat than one most people want to take on a hiking trip. Unless you really need the durability for banging on rocks, I would recommend passing on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Canoe Purchase
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 9:54 am 
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Discos are made of polyethlene and their chief downside is weight. They are not flexible enough to oil can but if suspended upside between two bars near the stems in the sun they have a tendency to sag in the middle resulting in what we call hogging where the middle of the boat when viewed sunny side up is higher than the stems. It makes for poor steering.

Heat and poly do not mix well. If the Disco is not hogged and you buy it store it on racks with the supports closer together in the middle.

It was designed as a flatwater mild moving water boat. Out of the several hundred canoes on my home lake about 2/3 are Discos. They are good cottage boats.


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 Post subject: Re: Canoe Purchase
PostPosted: April 1st, 2016, 10:12 am 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
Discos are made of polyethlene and their chief downside is weight. They are not flexible enough to oil can but if suspended upside between two bars near the stems in the sun they have a tendency to sag in the middle resulting in what we call hogging where the middle of the boat when viewed sunny side up is higher than the stems. It makes for poor steering.

They must have stiffened them since I last paddled one. Oil canning was quite pronounced. So that's good for flat water paddling. (Someone quoted 91 pounds above, the 169 was about 85 back in those long-ago days.)

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 Post subject: Re: Canoe Purchase
PostPosted: April 5th, 2016, 12:26 pm 
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Hello All

Well made a decision on a canoe .Bought a gently used Clipper Tripper for a good price. Also the fella that had it was a big man and had put the kneeling seat and foam knee pads that you see standard on the Tripper S model in as an add on in the Tripper 17'6" for when he wanted to paddle solo. The used Tripper was even in the colour we wanted and black trim option .Signed up for some lessons as well .
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PostPosted: April 5th, 2016, 1:18 pm 
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The Clipper Tripper is a well respected canoe. Congratulations!


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Can't go wrong with that purchase (because if you ever regret it, you can re-sell for about the same price!), congrats! Pat.

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Thanks yarnellboat and opensideup !
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