boat advise for semi-newbi?

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boat advise for semi-newbi?

Post by bamaboot » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:40 pm

Any sage advice I am 52, 5'10, 168 pounds and with some aging knees, been paddeling a monster Probe 14 Tandem- Building muscles I suppose, want a small, quick and especially light boat 12' or shorter and under 70 lbs. Class 1 to 4. Live in north Alabama can drive to Mohawk to try theirs.

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Post by Paddle Power » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:03 pm

how about a probe 12?
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Post by milkman » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:01 pm

At your height and weight (which I'm really close to), I'd suggest a Mohawk Viper 11 or Probe 11. There's also the Mad River Outrage. If you want an edgy canoe you can grow into, the Nova Craft Ocoee would be a good buy. Or an Esquif Detonator. Or go even smaller and tougher with a PE canoe--Blackfly Option or the Esquif Light L'edge. The usual advice applies--try before you buy and try for longer than 15 minutes. It takes a while to get the feel of a boat.

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Post by TonyB » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:56 pm

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Post by bamaboot » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:41 pm

Since Mohawk is Out of action for a little while any more suggestions

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Post by Dave.E » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:08 pm

Really cant go wrong with a L'edge or Option. PE is stronger, slides off of rocks better and is WAY easier to fix.

You will hear a lot of different opinions, but you really you can't go wrong with either. If your nervous dropping the cash on one, buy a used one. You can probably re-sell it for what you paid for it if you don't like it.

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