07/10/2016 07:42AM (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Would any of you solo folks care to offer your experienced evaluation of the Souris River Tranquility? I may rent one this year because it's what's available from the Canadian outfitter. I loved the Bell Magic on my last and only other solo. Should I have any serious doubts about the Tranquility. It's nice and light - a real plus for an old codger of sturdy spirit but worn out knees.
I had a Tranquility for several years and then moved on to a Magic. The Tranquility may be slower, but it sure likes a double blade better than the Magic does and that does help speed up the Tranquility. I always carried both single and double blades, and used both during a trip. The Tranquility is definitely more stable and works much better for fishing. It is also more assuring in rough waters. After I'd sold my Tranquility I said that one day I would have another. That day hasn't come yet, but I will keep my eye open. At 60 years old, I am getting less worried about speed and covering miles, and need to concentrate more on fishing.
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Thank you. This is just the kind of information I'd hoped to get. I do fish but not in a hurry either, BC. And also having the benefit of getting the opinions of PortageKeeper who had owned both Magic and Tranquility was especially helpful. I'll use the Tranquility this year and see how it goes. Thanks again to both of you for taking the time to respond.
Tranquility is my favorite solo. Always get it if using Canoe Canada for rentals in Atikokan. Out of Ely, MM, they're less available so I try to get the Wenonah Encounter. Very similar. I'm 5"10", 160 pounds, BTW.
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