Alright, so I have posted about my Dagger 15 before. 1994/Royalex/Center seat. I absolutely love this boat.
I am considering adding a similar boat, depending on covid and savings…and no longer need something super light weight. I’ve had success using cam straps with a cart for the short “portages” from car to lake/river. This opens the doors for something that doesn’t have to be super light. I can load it up with gear and lug it around without damaging the hull or attempting to keep it on my shoulders.
Here’s what I’d potentially be looking for:
Good primary stability for fishing.
Enough rocker for modest rapids.
Durable material (Similar to Royalex?)
The second question relates to the seat:
The Dagger has a center seat. With this seat I learned to do all the strokes I know to day. I can do a J, Canadian, and Indian Stroke. Sculling draws, sweeps, pries, etc, etc… they are all easy with this center seat. I’m wondering if I should add a center seat to a new canoe… or just learn bow reversed? I imagine it would be a learning curve from that position as I’m not at the balance point of the canoe…