How to Save the Canoe? (Why?)
May 22, 2014 - How to save the Canoe? ...Maybe 3-seaters about 16-ft long with a rudder could do the trick. Can be paddled solo and gives both solo and tandem setups easy control.
To my mind kayaks are best for wind and waves, otherwise a canoe is best: the view, sociability, ergonomics, weight-for-size, cargo/people capacity, hauling and acces... > Read
Fixing a Hogged Canoe
September 25, 2013 - I have an old woodstrip pro-boat canoe that has acquired an inch of hogging due to hanging from ropes at each end, upside down, for decades.
It's an old race boat, 18.5 feet long, 3 feet wide, built to code. Fast and tippy. But nice. Well, nice in its own way. It floats, at least. (And leaks some.)
Hogging happens when t... > Read
The Demise of the Canoe -- Victory for Kayaks
July 12, 2013 - I've long wondered about the Demise of the Canoe in comparison to the Triumph of the Kayak. I note that with today's dominance of the kayak format in all types of paddling that we don't actually seem to have more people out on the water.
That's because kayaks aren't good for some of the more popular kinds of Great Lakes waterway... > Read
Video: Flatwater Canoe Poling, Scootering, Boatocross (SUP, SUC)
November 15, 2012 - Here's a video of Flatwater Canoe Poling, Scootering and Boatocross that Tom and I did last summer.
SUPers should all be aware of this scene. ...Since you can easily SUP a canoe. We call it "SUC."
...There's a Grand Finale, not to be missed! : )