Hi everyone. I’m looking to purchase my 1st Canoe. I’m set on buying used and have actually found plenty on craigslist alone. Though I do intend to take plenty of Solo camping trips with this Canoe, I also have a young son and friends who love to travel with me. I don’t want to limit myself for trips in the future and based on recommendation I saw in this forum I am looking at these two models:
Mad River Adventure 16
Old Town Discovery 169
My trips will mainly be Lake/River camping trips with my camera gear (anything else I should look for let me know)
I have SEVERAL questions, but the first is: can you give me some things to look for when examining a used canoe? what are signs I should look for that will help me avoid something that needs expensive or extensive repair?
here are the other questions in bullet point form. I tried finding these all on the forums but was just getting lost
I have a 2007 Toyota Sequoia with a Roof Rack including the cross bars. Can anyone recommend their favorite brands of the following:
Foam Padding or blocks for the cross bars?
Tie Down Straps
Bow and Stern Straps
Hood Loops (I saw these in another post and they looked smart)
best dolly/transport tool?
Favorite Wall Mount or are sawhorses OK?
I have a huge basement but its a bit humid down there. will this be an issue with a Royalex or similar boat? I live in North Jersey so big temp swings from summer to winter
I think that’s it for now. the biggest questions are about car mounting because If I buy used, I will need to go pick one up soon. oof. my truck is super tall too. can’t wait to load a 17ft boat onto on my own.