Author Topic: Found a canoe  (Read 14014 times)

Offline drthumbs

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 446
  • Karma: 51
Found a canoe
« on: August 23, 2010, 01:37:38 PM »
I have been looking for a canoe for a little while now, but it has been on the back burner.  A stop by Gander Mountain three days ago got that burner turned up a notch, but our budget being what it is, did not move it up to the front till I checked craigslist on Saturday.  I went and picked this up as soon as I got off work this morning.





Toren (3) was just about as excited as can be.  He wanted it in the water NOW.
Draven (9) has his first day of the school year today and doesn't know about it yet. I think he might be a little stoked.

This is on the lower end of things but I feel I got a good deal and it will get me in the water sooner.

I have plans within plans and pretty stoked myself. Just like Toren I want it is in the water NOW. Alas, I will likely have to wait till later in the week, or maybe this weekend. Photos with follow.


Offline Sister Wolf

  • The Tiffanator
  • Administrator On Leave
  • Forum Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 11963
  • Karma: 365
  • Wanna have an adventure?
    • WilderWolf
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 04:48:11 PM »
Huge congratulations!  I'm very jealous!!

Offline kiteflyer

  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 2022
  • Karma: 48
  • The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 04:59:42 PM »

 Great Canoe! I have an aluminum 17' footer however you cannot go rafting in mine because of possible dings with big boulders! But yours is ding proof,make sure to have life jackets for all! Happy boating!

                              kiteflyer

Offline joeinwv

  • The Bee Whisperer
  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 2579
  • Karma: 92
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 07:45:04 PM »
Most importantly, tie the cooler to the canoe and tie the lid shut. Nothing worse than watching your beer float down river.

Offline drthumbs

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 446
  • Karma: 51
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 01:09:23 PM »
After a few bumps in the road, including some unexpected overtime, Kristy and I got the canoe out of the first time.







My favorite pic of the day










We may try to get the kids out of the first time this afternoon if all goes right.

Offline Sister Wolf

  • The Tiffanator
  • Administrator On Leave
  • Forum Veteran
  • *
  • Posts: 11963
  • Karma: 365
  • Wanna have an adventure?
    • WilderWolf
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 04:02:27 PM »
Man those pics make me miss you two.  And I love the pic of Kristy looking back at the camera.  Awesome stuff!

Offline Pathfinder

  • Survival Demonstrator
  • *******
  • Posts: 2094
  • Karma: 97
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 05:36:41 PM »
And it's got cup-holders! Way cool!!!!!    ;D

Congratulations, great find.

Offline The Wilderness

  • The Patriarch of Lunatics
  • Administrator On Leave
  • Dedicated Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 1626
  • Karma: 515
    • The Umbafa Chronicles
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 05:41:22 PM »
Nice Doc!

I am glad you were able to get her in the water.


TW

Offline Nate

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 727
  • Karma: 27
  • Rookie Registered Nurse
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 07:14:57 PM »
This is a great boat!  A friend of mine got one exactly like yours on craig's list too!  It has been on several overnighters and did just fine.  She likes it a lot.  HOWEVER, be careful with the center seat.  She had 3 adults and gear in her boat.  The person sitting on the seat in the middle made the canoe very tippy.  They tipped 5 times that weekend.  Once they had the middle person sit on the floor of the canoe the tipping ceased.

Great find and happy boating!

Offline bartsdad

  • Scrooge McDuck
  • Global Moderator
  • Survival Demonstrator
  • ******
  • Posts: 4024
  • Karma: 237
  • We're Vikings, we have stubbornness issues.
    • SPAMMY Link
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2010, 12:38:01 AM »
Nice looking boat.

If I may offer a little advise, from a guy that's spent his fair share of time paddling ones of those, tether that GPS so it doesn't decide to see how deep the water is.

Offline Pukwudji

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 559
  • Karma: 11
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2011, 05:45:22 PM »
That's a nice looking canoe.  What's the make and model?  I can't find one like that with my initial search.  Mind if I ask what you paid for it?

Thanks,

Offline velojym

  • Prepper
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • Karma: 2
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2011, 05:53:45 PM »
Yeah, always good if someone in the boat is willing to play ballast. I usually paddle kneeling on the bottom, but I have a lot of torso in my 6'4".

Offline Perfesser

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 728
  • Karma: 24
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2011, 10:03:33 PM »
Kneeling in the bottom (while hard on old knees) is a hell of a lot more stable in rough water.

Offline velojym

  • Prepper
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • Karma: 2
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011, 08:01:41 PM »
Kneeling in the bottom (while hard on old knees) is a hell of a lot more stable in rough water.

It is, so I learned to lay my life jacket on the floor as a knee pad.

Offline Perfesser

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 728
  • Karma: 24
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011, 10:29:09 PM »
Yeah for sure, I keep a couple of the old style foam keyhole jackets in the canoe all the time. Lay it on the floor to kneel on and attach the straps to cooler, bag or tackle box in case ....

Offline WV_Hampshire

  • Prepper
  • **
  • Posts: 42
  • Karma: 1
  • theoutdoorpodcast.com
    • The Outdoor Podcast
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2011, 08:25:38 AM »
Where do you canoe??  Looks like a pretty big lake

Offline drthumbs

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 446
  • Karma: 51
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2011, 11:24:36 AM »
That's a nice looking canoe.  What's the make and model?  I can't find one like that with my initial search.  Mind if I ask what you paid for it?

Thanks,

This is a Pelican Dakota 15.5

I paid $225  used IIRC.

Academy has them new for $300

http://www.academy.com/index.php?page=content&target=products/outdoors/marine/kayaks&start=8&selectedSKU=0142-02305-5010

getting ready to take it out this weekend

Offline drthumbs

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 446
  • Karma: 51
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2011, 11:28:30 AM »
Where do you canoe??  Looks like a pretty big lake

This is Lake O the Pines in NE Texas.

Will be going out to Caddo Lake this weekend

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=22631.0

Offline Nate

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 727
  • Karma: 27
  • Rookie Registered Nurse
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2011, 08:53:11 AM »
My friend who has the same canoe as you finally replaced the center seat with a thwart.  She had a local canoe shop do it for her.  They even made the thwart into a carry yolk.  She said it was an easy transition and didnt cost much.  You might want to look into that for your Pelican. 

Offline drthumbs

  • Survivalist Mentor
  • *****
  • Posts: 446
  • Karma: 51
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2011, 07:55:21 AM »
I may have to do that some day.   Right now that middile seat is working out for our kids.

Offline Adam B.

  • Dedicated Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1342
  • Karma: 40
    • The Uncomfortable Truth
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2011, 10:59:29 PM »
Bungee cords work good for keeping your stuff with the boat. I take a set of 6 of them with me and go on trips by myself down rivers with a bicycle strapped down in the front along with my camping gear so I can return to the truck when I am done. I have gone on trips over 70 miles down river like this, and while I hide my boat as best I can when done, and even use several bike locks to lock it up with I usually keep a lot of my gear under the boat upside down in whatever brush or weeds I can find.

Have yet to have anything stolen but have had the boat swamped a number of times from rapids and have yet have anything tied down with those bungee cords come loose. The cords just need to be really tight.

Offline velojym

  • Prepper
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • Karma: 2
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2011, 09:04:04 PM »
We're moving in a couple weeks, and we'll be smack-dab in the middle of a group of lakes. Walking distance from one that'd be great for canoeing and horrible for skiing (that's a good thing). Huzzah!

Offline Adam B.

  • Dedicated Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1342
  • Karma: 40
    • The Uncomfortable Truth
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2011, 09:50:40 AM »
A carry yoke is much more useful than a middle seat especially if you ever want to take it out by yourself.

Don't let anyone really tall sit in the front seat or you will probably have a camera and/or phone at the bottom of the lake like happened to me a couple summers ago! I had taken them out of the otter box since we were just chillin' and it was flat water until my friend decided to pull really hard on his paddle and the boat flipped!

Offline velojym

  • Prepper
  • **
  • Posts: 76
  • Karma: 2
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2011, 06:33:11 PM »
I have a simple, cheap go-phone that'll take the sim card out of my Android, and I have an old Kodak Brownie, as well as a Pentax film SLR that cost me all of $15 with lens. Leavin' the good phone and dSLR ashore when we take to the water.

Offline Adam B.

  • Dedicated Contributor
  • ******
  • Posts: 1342
  • Karma: 40
    • The Uncomfortable Truth
Re: Found a canoe
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2011, 10:58:44 AM »
I have an other box and dry bag that work great when the items are packed inside of them lol.