So, I'm reading bowler1's post on canoes and speed and he's paddling 4.5 mph all day! Now, if he says that's the speed he can manage in his canoe I believe him. But it leaves me feeling like a big Salley! Granted, I'm not generally out to eat up miles but paddle for pleasure and I usually manage maybe 3.5mph with a stroke I could sustain for...a good while. I know I can sprint up to about 8mph. My numbers are by gps.
Anyway, it got me wondering how fast y'all cruise. Y'know, just a steady pace. What kind of speed do you get? And while we're at it, what kind of boat, paddle and stroke.
Current Designs Sirocco
Aquabound Carbon/ABX 220 Eagle Ray