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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:11 pm 
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Whatever you get, I recommend sliding tractor seats for trimming the boat & comfort. milkman, Dr John & Old_Guy have recommended the Old Town Appalachian. I have the heavier crosslink version, the Scout. At 78lbs, it's not a lightweight, but it is tougher than the Royalex Appalachian. I don't do overnights, but it handles a day's worth of hunting gear through solid class II's just fine. It's dry & easy to spin. The design features that make it dry & easy to spin also cause it to get blown around in the wind, so I do not recommend it for lake crossings.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:48 am 
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I own a Bluehole Cumberland. It is a Starburst hull with vinyl gunwalls. Great design for ANY moving water!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:22 am 
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I have a friend with a bluehole Cumberland. Says Cumberland down the side


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:20 pm 
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Makes sense about it being the vinyl gunwale version. All the ones I have seen are the aluminum gunwale version and perhaps those were all marketed as Starburst and the vinyl gunwale as Cumberland.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:46 pm 
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No one has mentioned the Old Town Penobscot . . . This boat handles a load and does well in whitewater... I own a Penobscot 16 RX and I simply love it... Classic design that works . . . There is a reason why it has been in Old Town's lineup for so long


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