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Home > Magazine > Lake > Saroca! ---The "sail row canoe" boat! Sa-Ro-Ca!

Saroca! ---The "sail row canoe" boat! Sa-Ro-Ca!
September 17, 2006

Saroca! What a clever name.

As you know, I've been on the hunt for a versatile boat. Here's one that does it all! Sail, row and paddle!

It looks like it has an assymmetric hull design, wider at the back, to accomodate the rearward re-weighting that the occupants do when sailing. Neat.

It has hatches front and rear to cover the paddler's ports when not in use---and keep water out, which would otherwise get in the boat during normal hull motion during sailing. These two hatches are probably also good places for stowing gear.

The boat has been around since the mid-80's. I'm surprised I hadn't heard of it before. Looks like a nice all-rounder!

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Reader Comments - Add Your Own Comment
glyphus - , posted on Nov 28, 2006
Heavy as a canoe (at least the thermoformed plastic versions -- the fiberglass should be lighter), but capable; has a nice carry for rowing, sails very sweetly & after a little work you can throw a small OB on the back & do your )Charging Up the Amazon imitation. I've used mine in all configurations & the inevitable drawbacks that make each version a little less than perfect I've never seen any boat that manages to do as much as well in the years before I bought it, or in the 20 years I've owned it.