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Decked canoe for fly fishing

-- Last Updated: Jul-27-11 5:05 PM EST --

What would you want in a decked canoe, built for salt water fishing? Give us your Spec and have your say.

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  • Never even occurred to me.
    An interesting thought.

    Good luck. I'm eager to see the responses.

    - Big D
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    Decked canoe for fishing/hunting?
    -- Last Updated: Jul-26-11 2:11 PM EST --

    I would want a new and improved Loon canoe, thats light in weight ,thats unsinkable and easy to add fishing or hunting options too,including a electric motor option,
    it should be built from kevlar or Trylon, or Tegris.

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    What specs?
    -- Last Updated: Jul-28-11 9:03 PM EST --

    There isn't much to choose from:
    http://www.canoeing.com/canoes/specialty/decked.htm (Easy Rider Cub Scout is included by mistake - it's hardly a decked canoe, more an SOT).

    All of them are pretty much same wide @28", which is too narrow in my opinion for relaxed fishing. You'd want something 36"-39" wide. May be put 1/4" marine plywood deck on a proper fishing canoe like Wenonah Fishermen or one of Clipper Mac Sport line-up, with deck riveted to gunwales, say, 4ft in the bow and 4 ft at stern.

  • Make it two canoes - catamaran
    Stability in rough to choppy salt water is going to be a huge issue. Make it a quick assemble and disassmble two hull deal, with light hulls, and I'd add significant floatation.
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