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PostPosted: September 19th, 2008, 9:10 pm 
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Shouldn't this thread be listed under 'equipment'?

So for comparison I weighed my two Royalex solo boats today:

Swift Raven: 66.5 pounds
Bell Wildfire: 57.5 pounds

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PostPosted: September 20th, 2008, 10:26 am 
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Holy Crap Steve!! You must have a buttload of outfitting in your canoes or you have the worlds heaviest of each model. Swift says the Raven weighs 48 pounds and I know that our Wildfire is 44 pounds. Crap, my heavy as hell Mad River Guide only weighs 55 pounds, and picking up the Wildfire afterwards feels like picking up a kevlar boat by comparison.

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2008, 9:40 am 
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Just knee pads and a couple D rings in each. Maybe my scale is off? But I know that it's dead-on form my weight, compared to what the one at the gym says.

Now I know why I had a hard time portaging my food barrel and the Wildfire at the beginning of my last trip. The food barrel weighed 62# at the start.

Edit: The Raven also has skid plates.

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PostPosted: September 21st, 2008, 11:28 am 
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Well royalex boats are notorious for not meeting manufacturers spec. I recall hearing about other Wildfire owners complaining that their boats were heavy. Our Wildfire isn't a normal production model, but it's right on target for weight. Just seems that 13 pounds overweight is alot.

I can't believe someone hasn't jumped on this boat though. I'd consider it, but with the quiver of boats I have, and the 2+ days of driving at $4/gallon, the deal very quickly evaporates for me. Seems like other boats have taken their lazy time being sold on CCR as well, but that lots of Canadians have a hard time finding boats too. Also seems like people were all excited when Swift was going to produce a few more Ravens a couple years ago as well. Where are those folks now? Do they want a new boat only? Odd circumstance.

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PostPosted: September 22nd, 2008, 8:46 pm 
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For those that maybe interested as I didn't post this earlier but should have as this boat was also introduced near the end of last/early this year by Esquif. The Pocket Canyon, a shorter version of the full size Canyon which makes an ideal solo or short trip moving water tandem/ solo expedition boat. http://www.esquif.com/2008/canot_en.php?id=27

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PostPosted: June 18th, 2019, 9:55 pm 
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I'm a noob, looking at an Esquif Breeze with two barrels and paddles. Small patch/one repair. But I'm 200lbs+ Any advice appreciated.


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PostPosted: June 20th, 2019, 12:49 pm 
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solotwaterrunner wrote:
I'm a noob, looking at an Esquif Breeze with two barrels and paddles. Small patch/one repair. But I'm 200lbs+ Any advice appreciated.


Based on your weight it’s too small. It’s capacity is just under 300lbs. I’m 230lbs and paddle a pocket canyon. It’s perfect for my weight and dog and equipment.

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