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PostPosted: January 29th, 2008, 11:22 am 
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Blue Steel has been around long enough to see how it stands up to wilderness tripping. What's your experience with it?


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PostPosted: January 29th, 2008, 11:47 am 
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AndyLee wrote:
Blue Steel has been around long enough to see how it stands up to wilderness tripping. What's your experience with it?


Experience with it = None

I personally judged it a great-marketing-tool... little else, for now...

and, info I was "able" to attain on it, led Me to that conclusion, and
I suspect, You to Your Query?

But, see www.paddling.net/Reviews/showReviews.html?prod=1240

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PostPosted: January 29th, 2008, 11:55 am 
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I've thought about them but they are pricey, and Esquif's Twin-Tex is another option... and they have to be ordered well ahead of time at NovaCraft. George Drought is still using the Prospectors that he got for arctic trips in 2004.

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Time flies and I am finally changing this front page.
Much has happened in the intervening years,
including moving our place of residence. But our "Blue Steel Canoes"
are still performing admirably, and are our definite choice for our up coming
Arctic Trip on the Horton River in 2008
.

Review in paddling.net...

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10-14-2004
I reported on Nova Crafts 17' Blue Steel Prospector Canoe back in June. Since then my wife Barbara and some friends paddled two of them for 45 days and 1000 km down the Dubawnt River and Thelon River to Baker Lake in Nunavut. We ran rapids, paddled big lakes, dragged over ice and every landing the heavily loaded canoes were dragged over rocks, gravel and sand. The scratching looks horrific but in no way is the integrity of the canoes compromised. Their handling qualities were superb both in rapids and storm tossed lakes. They are singularly the best tripping canoe that Barbara and I have ever paddled. Blue Steel made with Nova Craft’s Infusion Process is definitely the way to go. They are both light and incredibly strong. They are aptly named.
Rating: 10 of 10


http://www.paddling.net/Reviews/showRev ... ?prod=1240

His website with email...

http://www.wildernessbound.com/frame3.html

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