What canoe or kayak is best?

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Re: What canoe or kayak is best?

Unread postby Bonecrusher101 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:47 am

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This is 10ft long very light with a flat back. I put a trolling motor on it and go up the slough to sneak in.

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My own custom camo job and if you pull it up on the bank and flip it over in some brush it really does blend in.

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I made simple portage rests out of some kids noodles for swimming and I carpeted the bottom with indoor ourdoor carpet.

It makes it really quite so that you can set your stuff down or walk from one end to the other without making a racket...

I found it on craigslist I can't remember what I paid but $500 seems about right.

I have had one buck floated out with it so far.


I’d love this canoe! I wish I had one like this that was lighter and 10 ft. Mine is 15.5 and a bit much for solo trips, Very cool.


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Re: What canoe or kayak is best?

Unread postby matt1336 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:06 am

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This 200# buck, my 230# self and gear is about all my nucanoe could handle. For reference. I bought that boat for $700. Used on craigs list. You can find greet deals. Just be patient.
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Re: What canoe or kayak is best?

Unread postby OspreyZB » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:14 am

I like my nucanoe flint. It meets all your criteria except for the under $500 part. At 160lbs plus gear and a deer I'm pushing the weight limit of the kayak. If I weighed any more I would probably go with something with a higher weight rating. Thinking about picking up a nucanoe F10 for the peace of mind the extra width and stability would bring during cold weather trips
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Re: What canoe or kayak is best?

Unread postby headgear » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:23 am

MATexbow wrote:You can find cheap canoes



Yep I rarely pay more than 200-300 for a canoe, if you are patient you can find deals. One time I found a beat up aluminum for $25, needed a little patchwork but it floats.
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Re: What canoe or kayak is best?

Unread postby Bonecrusher101 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:16 am

headgear wrote:
MATexbow wrote:You can find cheap canoes



Yep I rarely pay more than 200-300 for a canoe, if you are patient you can find deals. One time I found a beat up aluminum for $25, needed a little patchwork but it floats.


I’ve had that idea as well picking up 3-4 very cheap canoes and stashing them for the season on public land to use as needed and picking them up at season close
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Re: What canoe or kayak is best?

Unread postby JonNc » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:44 pm

Thanks for all of the input guys. It's cool to hear different opinions/experiences on what works best. I think as some have mentioned they each have their pros/cons. I'm thinking a kayak may work best for what I need, but I will just keep my eyes out for a good deal and would probably be happy with either. I think as long as it can help me get in the game and I can handle it easily by myself will be the main factors. It definitely opens up lots of options on the public around here.
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Re: What canoe or kayak is best?

Unread postby Andyschulte » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:50 pm

I have an inflatable 2 person intex kayak that I bought two years ago on sale for 50 bucks. I’m shocked I haven’t busted it yet, but it was well worth the $50.

I also have a sun dolphin 12’ Jon boat that might do what you’re looking for. I paid 550 for it new.
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Re: What canoe or kayak is best?

Unread postby sagDE » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:25 pm

Used... anyone you can find used


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