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RLancer
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06/08/2017 04:47PM
Maybe I am overstepping my bounds as a new member here but I recently bought a bright red Wenonah Spirit II and I just love how sharp it is.
 
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AdamXChicago
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06/08/2017 05:00PM
I hear they're faster too
RLancer
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06/08/2017 05:12PM
quote AdamXChicago: "I hear they're faster too"

I think it depends on the paddler. It is longer than my green canoe though, so maybe it is faster too.
06/08/2017 05:33PM
Put it on a red vehicle and get to the entry point faster as well.
anthonyp007
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06/08/2017 06:08PM
Northstar ADK solo, on the lake by my house ready for my weekly 6 am Saturday morning date. Any canoe is faster when you're paddling through glass like that!
LindenTree3
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06/08/2017 07:19PM
My new Ally folding canoe.
TomT
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06/09/2017 05:28AM
My 1994 Blackhawk Starship


paddlinjoe
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06/09/2017 08:00AM
2005 Bell Northwind RLX

ozarkpaddler
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06/09/2017 08:36AM
"Overstepping my bounds" you say? NO WAY, WELCOME! Just so happens, both of my canoes are red currently, my Wenonah Prospector and Nova Craft Pal. The Pal picture was shot yesterday.
eroom
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06/09/2017 09:04AM


Some stress fractures from getting hung up on a rock last year.
huntfun2
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06/09/2017 01:22PM

Red is definitely faster than Green!
LindenTree3
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06/09/2017 03:51PM
quote Oisinirish: "Put it on a red vehicle and get to the entry point faster as well. "
Mine are actually color coded, so I think I may have an edge over you in speed ;-)
AdamXChicago
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06/09/2017 05:25PM
quote eroom: "


Some stress fractures from getting hung up on a rock last year."

Painful to see that
JATFOMike
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06/09/2017 06:58PM


My new "red" NorthStar Phoenix in the shop at Blue Mountain Outfitters in Marysville, Pa. My wife and I drove over & back last Saturday (14 hours round trip) to pick it up......took it out on local lakes Sunday & Tuesday.....Taking it on its first river run tomorrow on the Stillwater.

Mike
OldFingers57
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06/09/2017 07:22PM
unshavenman
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06/09/2017 08:08PM
That's a beautiful canoe, but just remember that although red is faster, it scares away the fish.
RLancer
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06/09/2017 08:22PM
quote unshavenman: "That's a beautiful canoe, but just remember that although red is faster, it scares away the fish. "

I guess I can attest to that. When I took my red one out on Tuesday and Wednesday we only caught one fish. We seemed to catch a lot more in the old green canoe.
jwartman59
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06/09/2017 11:48PM
my red wood canoe on the basswood river
ozarkpaddler
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06/10/2017 03:31AM
quote RLancer: "quote unshavenman: "That's a beautiful canoe, but just remember that although red is faster, it scares away the fish. "
I guess I can attest to that. When I took my red one out on Tuesday and Wednesday we only caught one fish. We seemed to catch a lot more in the old green canoe. "


I don't know, some predators of fish have red eyes like Smallmouths and Loons?
06/10/2017 05:36AM
quote LindenTree3: "quote Oisinirish: "Put it on a red vehicle and get to the entry point faster as well. "
Mine are actually color coded, so I think I may have an edge over you in speed ;-)
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Now I need to add a speed strip I guess. Lol
06/12/2017 10:30PM






My little red canoe...a Hemlock Kestrel.

Small and definitely speedy!
06/13/2017 05:58AM
bwcadan
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06/13/2017 01:39PM
My red SR 16 ft has never failed to float. May it last longer than me.
Tony
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06/13/2017 03:15PM
spirit 2 many years ago not so bright now
THEGrandRapids
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10/12/2018 12:52PM
Surprised there isn’t a red boat only group. Picked her up this fall- nameless for now.

SRQ17 straight red with bronze trim
10/12/2018 02:27PM
Bell Wildfire
DrBobDerrig
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10/13/2018 07:47AM
huntfun2: "
Red is definitely faster than Green!"


Keep her out of the sun as much as possible... Also UV protection on her. Otherwise that beautiful dark red will turn a milky pinkish...you will be sad

Found that out with my green SR. Sanded her and varnish her a couple times since but I would never have left her on top the suburban so much if I knew oxidation was an issue with them. And with varnishing it seems the scratches seem to show up more readily.

dr bob
Flashback
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10/14/2018 09:59AM
I'm a big fan of red boats, and they have always outnumbered my other colored canoes at probably a 3 to 1 ratio.
Faster? Maybe? I don't know; don't care, never raced, never will.
Enclosed photo represents maybe 20% of the red boats I've owned at one time or another.
Have noticed that when one red canoe departs; it is not long before another one shows up. Also have a red car, and a red motorcyle...............

BOB

riverrunner
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10/14/2018 02:11PM
I have a red canoe the only reason I have it was the price was so low I couldn't pass it up.

Other wise I would never own a red one.

It is made of poly-link tough as heck. Just the thing to beat up and own rocky rivers.

Being a hard core hunter trapper fisherman red just sticks out way to much.
Arkansas Man
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10/17/2018 01:09PM
There are those who prefer "Red" canoes to the more aesthetic and enduring to nature "Green" canoes... To each their own, I personally prefer "Green" or natural like my Souris River. Speed is optional, who wants to go fast unless you are trying to outrun a thunder storm or wind!

A background note to this color debate, a favorite paddler on this site who passed a while back (Jan aka Kanoes) and I got into this discussion several years ago when comparing our Wenonah Wilderness Canoes, his of course was red and mine green!
I miss those debates we had in the forum and chatroom concerning such trival things... The main thing is to enjoy your canoe!

Bruce



gravelroad
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10/17/2018 08:43PM
You do know that some people like to swing their paddles both ways, right?

Red Green
DrBobDerrig
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10/17/2018 10:08PM
A number of years ago we were on our way to Steven's point from Green Bay to visit our son at UWSP and we made the mistake of stopping at a dealer around there. Here he has 3 OT 17' Penobscott blems made of Royalex (when it was still available). A Green, a Red, and a Blue canoe. I was looking for a couple more canoes for the scout trip and we had the bucks. There is no way would the war dept. would allow that blue canoe to go on the green suburban. (could not blame her actually) They are decent canoes for scouts and the beatings don't bother the much and me even less. I think they weighed in close to the Alumacrafts we have, are quieter, pretty stable, and quiet. Good kid BW canoes.
Green is my favorite, Red I have no issues with unless you see those old faded red Coleman Canoes that are almost pink from laying out in the sun....
But Blue...nope... But they must have a loyal following out there.....somewhere...
Round #4 of Chemo was today. Along with they usual is 16 mg of Dexamethasone IV today, I have to take 8 mg orally tomorrow, and 16 mg for 2 days afterward. That is more than I gave a dairy cow... One major side effect is what it will do to my sleep patterns for the next few days....The good thing with the dex is it helps the nausea issues assosciated with chemo which I have no problems with...and don't want to either.
dr bob

10/17/2018 10:44PM
Dr Bob,

Your Red, Green, Blue canoe story got me laughing.

I have a 1979 Green Mad River 16 Royalex Explorer hanging in my garage. I haven’t paddled it in years. Heavy for sure but it was the first canoe I ever paddled. I just can’t part with it.

I am certainly rooting for you Dr Bob ... stay strong !
mjmkjun
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10/18/2018 03:12AM
DrBobDerrig: "huntfun2: "
Red is definitely faster than Green!"



Keep her out of the sun as much as possible... Also UV protection on her. Otherwise that beautiful dark red will turn a milky pinkish...you will be sad


Found that out with my green SR. Sanded her and varnish her a couple times since but I would never have left her on top the suburban so much if I knew oxidation was an issue with them. And with varnishing it seems the scratches seem to show up more readily.


dr bob
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Aerospace Protectant 303 helps.
Cretbo
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10/18/2018 05:22AM
Stay Strong DR. Bob!! Thanks for the great story!!

Bob
PowerLizard
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10/18/2018 01:22PM
You have to start them young to handle the speed of a red solo canoe.







10 minutes later he becomes and expert and starts showing off to his friends.
And then he flips it as predicted by all the Dads on shore.








A Texas Game Warden came by in a powerboat and was going to "rescue" him until all the Dads on shore waived him off. Swimming the canoe ashore was part of the learning experience.
10/22/2018 06:54PM

My Blackhawk Ariel beached at the take-out on the lower Wisconsin River

Hans Solo



ozarkpaddler
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10/23/2018 08:18AM
HansSolo: "
My Blackhawk Ariel beached at the take-out on the lower Wisconsin River


Hans Solo



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BEAUTIFUL boat on a BEAUTIFUL river, I love the Wisconsin River! I have a friend who lives near the Wisconsin and owns a blue Ariel:
 
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