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PostPosted: July 22nd, 2019, 8:23 pm 
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@open_side_up I'm looking for a tandem that I can solo.

Over 65lbs is going to be too heavy. My tripping will involve short portages. No 500m-1k portages for this old guy.

I can't get it just yet I'm laid up off my feet with a medical issue at the moment.

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PostPosted: July 23rd, 2019, 6:33 am 
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Sorry to hear that you are out of commission for a bit.

Was going to suggest that you take a look at this Bob's Special. They're asking more than I'd pay for a f-glass canoe (my personal gold standard is $1000 for a 50lb kevlar), but maybe there's some wiggle room on the price.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-fishing-camping ... 1439617157

Other tandem canoes that lend themselves to solo paddling might be a Swift Mattawa with a kneeling thwart or a small prospector.


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PostPosted: July 24th, 2019, 5:29 pm 
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@open_side_up thanks for the link and the skinny.

Right, other posters are saying selling price on a used canoe should be around half price give or take considering the selling configuration..

(Thanks, bike accident, messy.)


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PostPosted: July 26th, 2019, 9:16 pm 
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Looking at a Scott Echo 16ft, with about a 1ft long obvious fibreglass repair at the water line.
Seller calls it a 'robust repair'

Seller sold another Scott canoe, same issue. I feel I should go for it.

Is it worth the risk?

Thanx!


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PostPosted: July 26th, 2019, 9:42 pm 
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If it's this one, I think you can do better.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-canoe-kayak-pad ... nFlag=true


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PostPosted: July 26th, 2019, 10:36 pm 
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open_side_up wrote:
If it's this one, I think you can do better.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-canoe-kayak-pad ... nFlag=true

#open_side_up,

that link you kindly sent me, seller hasn't replied.

thanks! *idea*


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PostPosted: July 31st, 2019, 1:17 pm 
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You probably weren't thinking about a cedar canoe, but since there's not been many postings and it sounds like you want to get on the water, this one in Renfrew looks interesting. Make yourself a set of portage pads, and you're ready to go.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-personal-waterc ... nFlag=true


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PostPosted: August 5th, 2019, 7:06 pm 
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Here's a decent deal on a f-glass Swift Kipawa in Kingston with a kneeling thwart.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-canoe-kayak-pad ... nFlag=true


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PostPosted: August 7th, 2019, 3:01 pm 
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Thanks!

I just found a 16' Trailhead 50lb with a very comfortable yoke. (they claimed it was a Trailhead but there are no tallies or marketing/manufact. ID to be seen. ) A little more than I could pay, but managed. Getting it on and off my Jeep is almost a breeze. They said it was a fiberglass layout, single keel, the hull quite scratched and used in Algonquin. They said it handled well, purchased at Trailhead Ottawa.

It kind of looks and feels like what appears as Nova Craft's aramid, though I've never seen a NC aramid layout. *idea*

Thanks for all the feedback and support!


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PostPosted: August 7th, 2019, 4:24 pm 
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Nice find! Happy paddling!


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PostPosted: August 7th, 2019, 6:03 pm 
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:thumbup:

I'm thinking I should put a kneeling thwart in this. As I'm heavy I should take advantage of it's seemingly good secondary stability. But it's an asymmetrical design. *idea*

open_side_up wrote:
Nice find! Happy paddling!


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PostPosted: August 8th, 2019, 10:19 am 
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I was trying to find a quiet put-in around Manotick on the Rideau, but all I could find was near the town.

Did take it to Meech Lake at that put-in spot at the end of the road, but the road is in wicked shape. Maybe intentionally left in disrepair.


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PostPosted: August 9th, 2019, 7:40 am 
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There must be a HIN etched on the outside of the stern.. the first three characters are letters.. That letter code can be deciphered to find out the manufacturer.. ( not the brander.. its common for stores to plonk their own name on a boat made by someone else.)

https://www.uscgboating.org/content/man ... cation.php


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PostPosted: August 9th, 2019, 2:51 pm 
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littleredcanoe wrote:
There must be a HIN etched on the outside of the stern.. the first three characters are letters.. That letter code can be deciphered to find out the manufacturer.. ( not the brander.. its common for stores to plonk their own name on a boat made by someone else.)

https://www.uscgboating.org/content/man ... cation.php


#littleredcanoe

...thanks for that info. Will have a close looksee and photograph it. I didn't know to look for a manuf registration number on the hull.


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