Bungee Cords for Everything!

Bungee cords in the canoe: we use them for everything. Try drilling holes in the bow and stern plates, attaching a loop of bungee cord to hold the bow and stern painters. Makes them easy to access but out of the way on a portage

Drill small holes on either side of the centre thwart or yoke and on the other thwart to accommodate paddles for portaging. This allows you to slip each paddle under 2 bungee cords quickly and get started on the portage before the black flies turns you into mince meat.

Similarly, we use bungee cords around the thwarts to secure fishing rods. These ensure that your favourite fishing rod has a good chance of surviving most rollovers and all portages.

Al Robinson