Anyone ever hear of this tandem canoe by Bell? If so what do you know about it and how does it paddle?
The Bell Infinity was a transitional 17" Tandem designed by Bob Brown, who also designed the CJ Solo and the Mad River Slipper.
We had a duce of a time tooling the plug as both stems were tweaked in opposite directions and one side had an unfortunate bulge. Infinity was dropped when NorthStar came on line the next year.
Not a bad boat, especially in Black Gold.
are you saying the quality was bad? also can you tell me how the stability was on it? how long ago were they made? thanks!
Bell made 29 Infinities in 94, 34 in 95 and 23 in 96. The total production run of the hull was 86 units.
It was fairly maneuverable and fast w ith good stability.
On the other hand, the excellent small persons’ NorthStar started life at 24 units in 95 and went to 126 units in 96, And the 17.5’ NorthWind started life at 112 units in 97.
We had better boats that were true, and so discontinued Infinity.
i found a used one made of kevlar/glass in excellent condition. i was considering buying it. but, it’s 3 hrs away and i’m not sure it’s worth the drive.