Float Trip

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Float Trip

Postby Nathan C » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:38 pm

I'm blessed to have grown up next to the Duck River.

Today myself, my wife, and my sister in law did a 5 hour float down the Duck.

We saw a huge banded water snake eating a live fish, and played hide and seek with an adult and a juvenile Bald Eagle. We would float close, they would take off downriver, repeat. It went on for hours and was really neat.

Ten years ago there were no eagles here. Even now they are viewed as something transient, something rare and special. I for one hope they stay.

92 degrees but with only 45% humidity, a light breeze, and good cloud cover, it was pleasant.

Overall a great day spent in the outdoors.

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Re: Float Trip

Postby Nathan C » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:46 pm

PS: my Old Town Guide 14'7" isn't meant for three people. Any recommendations on a bigger canoe for floating that won't break the bank?
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Re: Float Trip

Postby zuma » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:20 pm

Difficult question, I'm not a frequent user of canoes but the Ally foldable canoes appeal to me. They are compact in transport and storage and have great performance. Here in Europe they are loved by many users. But sadly they might be too expensive. http://www.allycanoes.com/
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Re: Float Trip

Postby backroads » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:10 pm

Wenonah is the answer
I float a kingfisher with the wife, two girls and a dog.
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Re: Float Trip

Postby ScottH » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:11 pm

Wenonah Sundowner 17' is what I use on our local lakes and streams.
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Re: Float Trip

Postby alukban » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:58 am

ScottH wrote:Wenonah Sundowner 17' is what I use on our local lakes and streams.


That's what I use also!

I paddle it solo though and I find it handles very nimbly and fast on a tidal river in front of a place I have - sits very high. I like the treadmill effect of going against the current for a good workout :mrgreen:

This is an old pic from when I still had hair. Dang that's a nice boat. I'm going to have to take it out this weekend!
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