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Mad River ME Questions

Post by bunk » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:35 pm

Can anyone tell me how the Mad River ME compares to the Mad River Caption? How does it compare with primary stability and secondary stability? I have a Caption but have never paddled a ME before. I should add that I'm bigger (250lbs), paddle with a pitbull (50lbs), and we do whitewater river tripping so a bigger boat is good for carrying enough gear.

Also...Does anyone know what year(s) Mad River made the "purple" royalex ME's?

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Re: Mad River ME Questions

Post by ezwater » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:58 pm

As a one-time boat inspector for races, I have seen many MEs but have not paddled one. From inspection, I think the ME will not be as good a load carrier and will not be as "dry" as the Caption. I have a Mad River Synergy, a 15 foot tandem/solo WW successor to the ME, but while it has been a wonderful cruiser for overnights on WW, it is also not as dry as the Caption, and might be overloaded with your weight and a pitbull plus gear.

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Re: Mad River ME Questions

Post by bunk » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:20 pm

Thank you for your reply ezwater. Much appreciated.

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Re: Mad River ME Questions

Post by arhdc » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:46 am

The ME was built to be a solo boat, the Caption a tandem boat. Load capacities are directly relates to this. ME kakes a poor tandem.
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