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So I’m in the market for a used canoe. I’ll mainly be carrying it in to a few hard to reach spots. Up to a 2-3 mile round trip. Been using an older kayak 10 feet about 45 lbs with no problem carrying, but I don’t like kayak as much. 

 

Anything to look out for? Length? Style? I was thinking a 12-16 footer but not sure on length. I want something fairly stable but don’t want to be paddling around a brick. I have my eye on a 16foot Old Town Penobscot but worried it will be a little long carrying through the woods between rocks and trees. Also I’ll be solo 75% of the time. Thought about a Radisson Canoe, but worried about the thin metal. I’m prone to banging my kayak into trees and rocks when carrying and will be fishing in a few rocky spots.

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I'd recommend a Meyers Sportspal of any length if you want to maximize stability and fishing pleasure. My S-15 would be too heavy for a long carry. So, I'd personally downsize to an S-12 that weighs around 48 lbs. if I were portaging, making treks to get to launch sites.

 

With a Meyers in this size, you'd have something that you could walk with on a shoulder, or overhead, and could stand in to fish from.

 

Brad

 

 

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Oh! I should have added that the Meyers are thicker skinned aluminum than the gauge used on Radisson canoes. I have had mine for years, nary a crease or a dent on it. And, I should have also noted that Old Town has a new canoe out that is very light, looks like a decent fishing platform. Not certain of its price, nor are any likely available on the used market yet. Brad

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Look at a Hornbeck. Extremely popular in the ADKs since they are light weight, stable, durable and easily packed in to remote lakes

I have a 12' classic model that is 18#s. The 10' is a few #s lighter.  They also make a lighter model that is a little narrower.

Another company, Slipstream makes a similar model that is slightly less $.

You can see pictures of me fishing in the ADKs, on the local NY forum section of this site.

Best $ I ever spent to get out and enjoy fishing and the outdoors.

One thing to know; although durable, you don't want to drag or run through rocks a Kevlar or carbon fiber boat.

Good luck with your search.

 

Edit

Should have read your post closer.  Since you are looking for used and may be banging into rocks, something like the Hornbeck may not fit your needs.  

 

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