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Post by sbroam » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:13 am

Just *one* boat? My ole Dagger Interlude. Would love the same hull in a lighter material, though...

One whitewater boat? The ME.

One solo whitewater boat? Spanish Fly

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Post by Dooleyoc-1 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:56 pm

I'd take the L'Edge

Yes, it's a little slow but I've had a blast playboating with mine on the ocoee. Also, it did great in big water. I never got my head wet on the gauley (and it was dry). And the main reason I would choose it as my only boat... It's the best steep creeking canoe period.

The L'Edge would be my answer if "you could only have one boat". If you wanted one boat that was good at everything I think an Ocoee would be the best choice. (I just hope you get an unlimited supply because they break fast when you creek in them).

Spanish Fly gets honorable mention 3rd place in my book.

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Post by philcanoe » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:47 pm

(if only one)

It would have to be a Spanish Fly,...

it's a dam fine creek boat,
one hades-of-a river runner,
boof's drops incredibly well,
is dry,
is really stable,
it's weight's highly acceptable,
carries well on a hike in,
and is a mighty fine play-boat.

Of course if you don't agree that's fine, for it's only an a opinion!

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Post by Wiggins » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:09 am

A Dagger Caption if I could only have one canoe, a Dagger Axiom if I could only have one boat.


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Post by NedPoff » Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:48 am

my Biscuit 55 ( c1 of course) ... but my Makao is a close second.

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Post by Carol » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:05 am

Dagger Dimension

1. I get to paddle with my sweetie
2. Loves big water
3. It can carry a lot of gear
4. It looks great on my Toyota Rav4
5. Only bummer, is that it weighs a ton


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Post by JFD » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:27 am

Converted wavesport Z. I've done overnight trips in one of these, paddled big water, and steep creeks. It's a pretty fast boat for it's size, surfs well, and nicely carved turns make it fun to paddle. But I'm real glad this is just a hypothetical question.

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Post by Jim Michaud » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:43 pm

Outrage, by far.

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Post by ELGOTTO » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:53 pm

Granted I haven't paddled a few of the latest designs but of the boats I have paddled I will take the Outrage.

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Esquif Taureau

Post by rockyboater » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:03 am

New here First post. But I'd have to say my Taureau. This boat is amazing, a little worse for wear but when I need a boat that can do it all and get me through. It's the one.

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Post by bushpaddler » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:21 am

Now it comes to the advantage of tandem boats.
If I'd say Esquif Blast I'd only own half a boat. So I say a Blast for me and a Canoah America for Martina :D

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Post by ian123 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:21 pm

Spanish fly. It's super fun to paddle, it does it all AND fits in apartment.

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Post by Al Donaldson » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:26 am

Carol wrote:Dagger Dimension

1. I get to paddle with my sweetie
2. Loves big water
3. It can carry a lot of gear
4. It looks great on my Toyota Rav4
5. Only bummer, is that it weighs a ton

Carol has one agreeing paddler. Mine gets used as a tandem and as a solo boat. No creekin, but we don't have steep creeks out here in the middle anyway.


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Post by TNbound » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:36 pm

I'll have to go with the SpanishFly for now, based on the ability to do everything from creekin to playing.

"I'm gonna run this one river left I think.... So far river left, that I'm gonna be on the bank. With my boat on my shoulder."


Post by wetnobby » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:39 pm

Spanish Fly with Pyranha outfitting..!!

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