Rogue River Canoe 14 FT

February 19, 2015
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Location: Southeastern North Carolina

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Originally Posted by SeabeeBolt Ya, I talked to one fella and he told me that if you puch a hole in aluminium, its a real bugger to repair. But the again, he is kinda hard on his equipment too, he does some of that ruff water canoeing. Not for me, I want to just cruise along and enjoy nature at her finest .


Me, too. When you're cruising along enjoying nature, you often ram into rocks and stuff. It's awfully to punch a hole in an aluminum canoe.
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Originally Posted by Ultimate Cheapskate Seabeebolt -

Once upon a time, I was the executive director of the American Canoe Association for many years ( Unfortunately there are fewer manufacturers of quality canoes these days, as the paddlesport market has been declining in general and kayaks are gaining market share.

For high quality/performance canoes, check out the following brands: Mad River, Bell, Wenonah. Each has a website and dealers nationwide. You'll pay more than for an Old Town, for example, but you truly get what you pay for.

Happy paddling.

Hey thats great, some of these companies I've never heard of. Most sporting goods store will onlt tell you about the ones they sell and nothing else. Thanks for the great info, I'll look them up.
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nice man, i'd love to hit up some of the natural lakes around the usa. most rivers eventually turn into rough spots, unless its man made. I made a mistake and said 14" when i meant 14', lol.

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Originally Posted by Tin Knocker We canoe frequently here in CT in the estuaries & inletts of Long Island sound & in NH on rivers, lakes & ponds.

I have a Coleman 15' fibreglass canoe in CT & two Grumman alluminum, one 13' & one 15' up in NH.

Personally I like the Alluminum better for several reasons. They track better on ponds & lakes than the Coleman, they seem to slip over rocks & stumps better on rivers & theyre lighter & easier to carry.

Now, I was told that these new fiberglass canoes were lighter that the aluminium ones. We're looking for one that will be good to just float around, maby drop a fishing line once and awhile, but not much in shallow waters or near banks. Just for enjoying the day together.

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