$500 used canoe shootout

For what it is worth, I have replaced the thwart in mine with a kneeling thwart and that is where I solo it from. That makes for reasonable fore and aft trim, gives you good control and keeps the asymmetric hull pointed in the right direction. That said, it is a pretty large boat for soloing.


Took it out solo this morning, first kneeling up against the yoke facing the bow, then from the bow seat facing the stern. Once I got my weight right, it was a fun paddle. The ride back crosswind in the front seat was fun and easy. I think it actually paddles a little easier in reverse on flat water but more playing is in order…the lean is everything in both positions.

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