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Author:  littleredcanoe [ June 25th, 2019, 6:44 pm ]
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I get Prospector16's point.. All the classic OT's are old and harder to find.. Unless you live near me! What remains to be seen is if OT makes money on the current fleet of heavy canoes or buys T Formex from Esquif..

However the OP is in the UK and needs advice on what he can get there.

Author:  Mike McCrea [ June 26th, 2019, 9:23 am ]
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yarnellboat wrote:
Ah, memories of my first ww solo canoe - a Royalex Old Town Otter. Appalachians were very good, very popular and would still hold their own against current models for moving water. I wish they still made Cascades.


The Cascade still has a bit of a cult following, and the Appalachian was a fine downriver tandem that could be soloed bow backwards. A couple of friends use an Appalachian as their poling canoe. I have an Appy on my racks that may be looking for a new home.

littleredcanoe wrote:
However the OP is in the UK and needs advice on what he can get there.


Good point. Looking for a specific make/model canoe in the US or Canada can be like searching for a unicorn, and I expect the used canoe selection in the UK is more scarce.

Adenia, you mentioned Nova Craft and Old Town. If you are looking at new boats at a retailer let us know what models are available and folks here will help narrow the possibilities.

If you find a used canoe, same thing. Let us know which model and we can suggest the suitability for your intended use.

Author:  open_side_up [ June 26th, 2019, 9:49 pm ]
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Maybe the OP can post up some web links to canoes being considered and folks can offer comments.

Author:  jefffski [ June 28th, 2019, 11:40 am ]
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RHaslam wrote:
. Any canoe can be a whitewater canoe if you don't hit rocks.


Unless ya pin it! And that's the end of that canoe. It's what beginner WW paddlers do, sometimes.

Author:  jefffski [ June 28th, 2019, 11:45 am ]
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Enjoy being out with the family and don't worry about buying the perfect canoe. Yet. Buy something big and clunky cuz it'll be cheap. Paddle it near shore on short trips in good weather after taking a paddling course. Get to know what you like, improve your skills, meet some paddlers and try their boats. And wear your PFD.

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