Chat Rooms (0 Chatting)  |  Search  |   Login/Join
* For the benefit of the community, commercial posting is not allowed.
Boundary Waters Quetico Forum
   Group Forum: Solo Tripping
      Outfitters in Ely renting solos with fixed yoke     

Author

Text

landoftheskytintedwater
distinguished member(914)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
09/09/2014 02:35PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
I'm in the preliminary stages of planning a Gunflint to Ely solo.

Like Sawbill does with their Prisms, does anyone know if any of the Ely outfitters rent the Prism or Voyager with a fixed yoke so I do not need to put it on each portage?
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next
bwcasolo
distinguished member(1958)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
09/09/2014 04:15PM  
I must say, just because it may appear easy to you to not remove the yoke, it is harder to trim out.
just rent a reg. prism with a removable yoke and you will be cruising much better.
solo canoes should be paddled from the center, imho.
 
09/09/2014 04:55PM  
quote bwcasolo: "I must say, just because it may appear easy to you to not remove the yoke, it is harder to trim out.
just rent a reg. prism with a removable yoke and you will be cruising much better.
solo canoes should be paddled from the center, imho."


+1 it only takes a minute to put it on and take it off.
 
Alan Gage
distinguished member(1087)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
09/09/2014 04:58PM  
Agree with the others. Can't imagine not paddling from the center when solo. Only takes a moment to put on the yoke.

Alan
 
09/09/2014 09:58PM  
I know a few Prism owners who do like the relocated seat and fixed yoke position of the Sawbill mods.
Having said that I personally do not like them.

Never have seen the mod used by other outfitters, but my experience is limited (with outfitters).

butthead
 
bwcasolo
distinguished member(1958)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
09/10/2014 04:57AM  
quote butthead: "I know a few Prism owners who do like the relocated seat and fixed yoke position of the Sawbill mods.
Having said that I personally do not like them.


Never have seen the mod used by other outfitters, but my experience is limited (with outfitters).


butthead
"

I bought a prism like that and quickly changed the seat location, made a detachable yoke for it. very happy with it.
 
landoftheskytintedwater
distinguished member(914)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
09/10/2014 10:22AM  
Alright, fair enough. You've convinced me. I'll deal with the removable yoke. Just seems like a pain, but I'll be paddling far longer than portaging.
 
MNDan
distinguished member (214)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
09/10/2014 11:19AM  
I rented a Prism with a fixed yolk a few years ago and fought the thing constantly in the wind. My Magic with a center seat and removable yolk is a dream to paddle in comparison, and taking the yolk on and off quickly is super easy. Enjoy your trip!
 
09/13/2014 07:30PM  
Takes me about 15 seconds or less to take out or put back in my removable yoke.
 
kanoes
distinguished member(24748)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished membermaster membermaster member
 
09/13/2014 08:02PM  
quote PINETREE: "Takes me about 15 seconds or less to take out or put back in my removable yoke."
+1
 
Alan Gage
distinguished member(1087)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
09/13/2014 09:42PM  
quote PINETREE: "Takes me about 15 seconds or less to take out or put back in my removable yoke."

It probably takes me twice as long.

Alan
 
KarlBAndersen1
distinguished member(1294)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
10/15/2014 08:45PM  
quote PINETREE: "Takes me about 15 seconds or less to take out or put back in my removable yoke."

Mine takes 11.74 seconds. :)
 
10/15/2014 08:53PM  
quote KarlBAndersen1: "quote PINETREE: "Takes me about 15 seconds or less to take out or put back in my removable yoke."


Mine takes 11.74 seconds. :)"


I am Getting old and slowing down.
 
quark2222
distinguished member(921)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
10/17/2014 06:52PM  
I bought a Prism from Piragis 10 years ago and told them I wanted the "Sawbill" setup. They knew what I was talking about. I've had it now for 10 years and it works well. Put the big pack just ahead of the yoke, and the smaller, food pack up front. Use a yak paddle to push the small pack forward to trim the boat.

I will say that the Prism, at least with this setup is not the best for winding streams, but it works very well in open water and is fast.

When I paddle without packs in waters around here, I just fill two 5 gallon buckets with lake water and screw on lids. You can push the front one forward to trim the boat. Works well too. Dump the water back into the lake when you leave. Water weighs about 8.345 lbs per gallon, so you get about 40 lbs per bucket.

I've never paddled the boat with a regular paddle, so that may be something for you to check on to see how that goes. With the yak paddle, it is easy to track straight and get some speed going when you need it.

Tomster
 
11/14/2014 04:45AM  
removable yoke is just part of the process, only time it pisses me off is when you have like 5 of those 5 acre lakes you paddle across and then a portage every 10 minutes. Well I guess that is part of the process too :)

Have Fun and Bee Happy :)

SunCatcher
 
Ho Ho
distinguished member(2359)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
11/14/2014 10:19PM  

I'm curious where is the seat in the fixed-yoke Sawbill setup? I'm trying to picture how it would work with a fixed yoke. Is the seat further forward? It seems like you would want it further back, but then in seems like your legs would run into the yoke.

Anyway, I agree with the others who say it's not a big deal to put the yoke on and off. I'll go crazy and say it takes 28 seconds - other steps for getting ready for a portage take longer.



 
kanoes
distinguished member(24748)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished membermaster membermaster member
 
11/14/2014 11:19PM  
they pushed the seat WAY aft. way too far aft.
 
11/15/2014 05:43AM  
Ho Ho.... there are 3 pics in this trip report by bumabu that show what it looks like trip report
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next