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Old 11-05-2012, 04:30 PM
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Clueless About Canoeing

I've been interested in Canoeing (mostly in small lakes and slow moving shallow rivers). I mostly want to drift, fish and paddle.

I see the plastic canoe's at some of the local chain sporting good's stores, that go for about $400. They look bullet proof, but is this a good place to start?

They also have a square cutout in the rear for a battery, and small trolling motor mount on the rear.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:34 PM
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depending on what you wind up using it for, an ABS/composite canoe can last a LONG time.

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:07 PM
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:37 PM
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Maybe a kayak is a better option. I had a Pelican canoe make of Ram-X material. It was tough but a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:25 AM
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Just an idea: Here in Oklahoma, we have a couple of rivers that are big recreation areas. There are NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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I have both a canoe and kayak. For fishing IMHO the kayak wins hands down. I would suggest finding a NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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I learned canoeing as a 7-year-old boy in Maine, using 17' wood & canvas Old Towns that weighed NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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