Rogue River Canoe

January 31, 2017
All mods cost around $80 I
The Rogue River 14 was my first canoe. Even with low expectations, I could never find happiness with it. Everyone says it is wide and stable. Can't disagree there. It is also insanely heavy, and the extra width combined with the weight makes it very difficult to handle out of the water. Mine spent most of its life in the garage, as it was just too ponderous to use very much. There are much better options out there. I got rid of mine and got an Old Town Guide 147. At 74 lbs, the Guide is no featherweight, but it feels like a revelation compared to the Rogue River 14. Yes, the Rogue is a good deal at $400, but a good used Old Town costs less and is a better deal still.

Rating: 10 of 10

I have had my canoe for about seven years now and aside from some scratches and scrapes it is in good shape. I have used it for fishing in ponds, lakes and rivers and have never worried once about tipping. Mine doesn't have the center seat and I'm glad. It keeps the weight down. If you want a canoe for fishing this should be your first choice
Submitted by: Airborne80 Saw it at Sams Club and bought it on Saturday for $400.00. Took my nephews out into the river on Sunday and spent five and 1/2 hours loving life. This is our first canoe and we are in love! I am going to add a trolling motor, a fish finder a seat back and spend every free moment in this thing.

It feels very stable and safe. if you are looking for a great first canoe. this is it! The extras really add to the fun. I love the drink holders and the ice chest. Like someone else said... if it dies.. I will buy another.

Rating: 9 of 10

My girlfriend recently purchased for me a Rogue River 14 to replace an Old Town that I lost in a flood.
The Canoe feels incredibly stable compared to other boats I have paddled, but at the same time is lighter and nearly as agile as its more streamlined cousins. The boat has great storage capacity and can comfortably carry 3 adults and a 100 pound lab (who grew up in a canoe). The only minor gripe I have is that the bottom seems just a bit thin when traversing rocky shallows, though it has held up just fine.

I would recommend this canoe to any recreational outdoorsman, fisherman, hippy or daypacker. Happy paddling!!!

Source: www.paddling.net
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