My seventh-grade buddy and I used to scrounge around the lake for stuff washed up after storms and one day we found a canoe! A 15 foot Grumman aluminum canoe in perfect shape except for a small seam leak. We never locked it up, just pulled it up on the shore. We used it for two Summers and although the leak got progressively worse we kept a Clorox bottle for bailing and scrounged a huge chunk of styrofoam for the center to make it unsinkable. One day a car pulled up and an angry man got out with his wife. He pointed at the canoe and accused us of stealing it. We told him the truth: it washed up after a storm two years ago. He pointed at a big house all the way across the lake and said it was his and he was taking it. We were kids so we shrugged our shoulders, took our paddles, the Clorox bottle, and the styrofoam block out of the canoe and sat down to watch the show. Mr. Man pulled a paddle out of his trunk and the wife took off for home. He made it about halfway across the lake before it swamped and he had to swim for it. I hope his watch was waterproof!
...an ether/oar situation...
Exactly what the title says, Craft is taking over Canoe. "Significant renos" on the way according to CHEK.
See Joe Perkins' Twitter thread for more info: https://twitter.com/JoePerkinsCHEK/status/1349067064636362752
EDIT: Yes, I messed up the title. CRAFT Beer Market bought Canoe Brewpub.
EDIT2: According to statements from the owner, CRAFT will lease the building and the brewing of Canoe beers will continue. See https://www.cheknews.ca/significant-renovations-coming-as-canoe-brewpub-gets-acquired-by-craft-beer-market-family-733242/
Because it’s capsized.
Hello! I am hoping to get some advice with regards to canoe camping (or even just canoeing) with a dog.
I have been on long portage trips before but never with my dog who is newly adopted. Does he need a life-jacket? If so, what brands would you recommend? Any tips on training him to like, or even just tolerate the experience and his time onboard? Should he be leashed when in the boat?
Any advice is welcome, would really like to include him in all ma adventures 🙏
I'm an avid backpacker who wants to dip his toes into canoe camping this summer. I live in the Yukon Territory, so waterbodies would be a mix of river and lake (ideally getting a canoe that could handle both evenly). My partner are ~300lb total and we're used to packing light, so weight capacity shouldn't be a huge deal breaker.
Budget is flexible but ideally not much more than $2000 CAD.
Thanks in advance!
Hello, boating Reddit.
I am looking for an inexpensive option I can use solo for exercise & fishing but also with older kids. My kids are teenagers or preteens and they aren’t getting smaller. They have mostly outgrown their 6 ft sit-on-top kayaks.
I’ve been thinking about a canoe like a Discovery 133 or 158, but wife worries about tipping on big lakes. I can get a used aluminum v-hull + trailer for just a little bit more $. But no motor.
I’ve been looking at some of the Lowe “Utility” boats like the WV1460. I notice that they have mounts for oar locks already built into the boat.
Seems like the Old Town Discovery 133 ALSO has oar locks mounted in.
I know that rowing boats was very common in the past.
But I can’t find any examples on YouTube of someone using this kind of setup for anything more than a quick lap around their neighborhood pond.
Is it just not feasible to use this setup as a fishing boat on lakes and small creeks? I see lots of videos of people using canoes, kayaks, and even inflatable rowing rafts. That tells me that rowing an aluminum boat might not be a very fun / efficient .
The advantage of the aluminum boat is it would be more stable and I might one day get a small outboard for it. But I don’t want to drop a bunch of money on something that is so unpleasant I’ll never use it.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Hello! I am hoping the Canoe Camping community can help me out.
We are avid backpackers but are looking to transition to canoe camping. We just aren't sure where to start in regards to purchasing a canoe. We would need a canoe that can hold two people a large dog (100lbs) as well as 5-7 days worth of gear.
Would an 18 foot canoe be big enough do you think? We plan on trying some out in the summer but thought I'd look for some suggestions.
Thanks in advance!
I'm planning my summer trips and I think this is the year I want to introduce my kids to Algonquin canoe tripping. Some info: my partner and I have done several day portage and hiking trips in Algonquin and elsewhere. The kids have done car camping in a variety of different settings and are quite proficient in a lot of camping skills. The hardest thing they've done is a walk in (less than 1km) with dry toilets. They swim like fish but only paddle intermittently when we canoe -I'm not expecting them to be much help with covering distance.
Questions for those with experience with this age group.
The when and where and how long are very flexible! We rent our canoe and bear barrel when we trip.
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Hey all! So I have some history with backpacking and canoeing, and I'm starting to think about a crazy, once-in-a-lifetime paddling solo experience. For some reason, I have fixated on circumnavigating a Great Lake (Superior? Michigan?) in a canoe. How stupid of an idea is this? I'd kayak it, but I hate kayaks. Hate sitting in them, paddling, the thought of tipping, etcetera. So...canoe it is? I'm down to train, buy a specialized boat, whatever it takes. I want to make this happen sometime in the next...ten years?
If you think a Great Lake is a really, really stupid idea, what would you recommend? I spent my childhood paddling northern Wisconsin lake chains, so the thought of paddling down a river or around a local lake chain just isn't quite exciting, you know? I'd love to do something giant and amazing, but how do you start that process??
I'd love any feedback, both positive and negative. Thanks in advance!