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Looking for Solo Canoe

6/13/22 @ 8:40 PM
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river_chaser
USER SINCE 10/3/12

Looking to buy a solo canoe. lightweight 20-40 pounds, 12 ft long,  

I might be picky but appreciate all offers. Thanks

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6/22/22 @ 3:53 PM
Oldandtired
USER SINCE 12/28/17

Just sent you a friend request. Yes, I have an Old Town solo. Put brand new seat and thwarts in it. Forest green color. Reasonable price too. Sent my number in the request. If you are still interested, give me a call.

6/21/22 @ 3:51 PM
river_chaser
USER SINCE 10/3/12

Makes sense James. So i should see tumblehomes only on solo canoes and maybe 3 seaters.  

I would love to have one of those Old Town solos in Royalex like Master Piker paddles or the Esquif Adirondack but i think need to get the weight way down like under 30 so I been looking for ultralights 13-14 foot long .   $$$$  

6/21/22 @ 9:07 AM
JamesD
JamesD
MEMBER SINCE 2/16/04

It's flared in to make it easier to paddle from the middle so you aren't reaching out to paddle. It's called tumblhome. The front and back are narrow enough in a tandem canoe but paddling solo from the middle it makes sense with a single paddle. It looks weird but it makes it easier.

6/17/22 @ 9:52 AM
fishicot
USER SINCE 4/16/18

Check out Wenonah Canoes.  The Wee Lassie might be what you are looking for.

6/16/22 @ 11:23 AM
river_chaser
USER SINCE 10/3/12

James Ive wondered about those gunwales flared inward . Whats the purpose of that? Any disadvantages to that?

6/16/22 @ 11:10 AM
river_chaser
USER SINCE 10/3/12

Of course, you can always just buy go down the rabbit hole and get a different boat for every occasion, haha.   

This one looks versatile  not much room for fishing gear

6/15/22 @ 5:25 PM
JamesD
JamesD
MEMBER SINCE 2/16/04

Just got back from Boundary Waters in Minn. I tandem paddled my 17 foot Souris River kevlar beauty most of the time but got to try a Wenona 14 foot solo boat for a day using a double paddle. Paddle sports are something I hope to enjoy for a long long time, so an investment now might be well worth it in the long run. I'm pushing 70 now... definitely getting my money's worth. Fishing from canoes we dined three times on fried fish. Pic is of my brother.  Best of luck in your search.

6/15/22 @ 4:16 PM
madguyfly
USER SINCE 4/16/20
One thing to take into account is what sorts of waters you'll mainly be paddling and how often. 

Of course, you can always just buy go down the rabbit hole and get a different boat for every occasion, haha.  

6/15/22 @ 8:39 AM
Analog man
Analog man
USER SINCE 12/10/18

Try Trading Post 

6/15/22 @ 8:30 AM
river_chaser
USER SINCE 10/3/12

 Esquif does look cost effective. I was thinking about that tandem option last night as well. 

I have to keep thinking of where my body will be in 10-15 years. Older and less abilities tends to be the destiny of most people.  But darn those ultralights sure are expensive $3K and up, though thats not too pricey compared to boat and motor. The lighter the canoe the longer in life I will have the ability to carry it on my own and thats the goal for now. 

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