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       Testing out my new (used) canoe     

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SteveF
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09/22/2016 02:07PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Recently bought a Mad River traveler solo canoe. I wasn't sure if my 90 pound golden retriever would fit in the canoe. We did a test run on a local lake and I think we're good to go on a trip in the next couple weeks. I've always taken the dog in a tandem canoe so this would be the first for me in a solo canoe. My biggest decision is should I use a canoe paddle or a kayak paddle.
 
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09/23/2016 08:06AM  
Practice with both and see which one you feel more comfortable with, I use a kayak paddle, I bring a ZRE for a spare and use it once in awhile.
 
09/23/2016 09:14AM  
where did you find a Traveler?....and which layup? I'd like to have one someday
 
SteveF
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09/23/2016 09:55AM  
I bought it off some guy near Philadelphia, he only used it on local lakes barely a scratch on it. For $500 got the canoe two paddles, lifejackets and kneeling pad. It's Kevlar, I think it weighs about 48 pounds.
 
09/23/2016 10:16AM  
quote SteveF: " I bought it off some guy near Philadelphia, he only used it on local lakes barely a scratch on it. For $500 got the canoe two paddles, lifejackets and kneeling pad. It's Kevlar, I think it weighs about 48 pounds. " Nice looking ride, and a very good deal you got.
 
SteveF
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09/23/2016 10:58AM  
Part time I deliver RVs around the country from the Chicago area. Then all I have to do is rent a one-way rental car and bring the canoe back. The price on used canoes really drop once you get out of the Chicago,Wisconsin and Minnesota area.
 
09/25/2016 09:00PM  
sweet deal
 
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