She's finally here!

“Got a black magic Woman…”

New toy rules require that they be named after a song with its color in the title. This one’s a two-fer because her model name is also in the title.

Drove up to NH to finally pick her up today. Northstar Magic in carbon layup. 5+ hours in the car later, I took her on her maiden voyage. Wow, just wow. Best canoe I’ve ever owned. Light (28 lbs), fast, and low to the water. Feels a little tippy when you first get in, but that feeling goes away real fast. Doesn’t seem to weathercock, and handles waves really well.



Love it!

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Congratulations!

Congrats!

How about “Paint it black”?

sing

Looks SWEET

Nice boat!
I’d name it for the theme song Black Orpheus - to me that song just sounds like a cool balsam scented breeze on a lake. And with a cadence to carry one paddling through the day. May even lead to free styling.
I’ll sing to the sun in the sky, I’ll sing till the sun rises high…

Congrats!

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Beautiful! Ted Bell’s operation has been building these fantastic boats for many years. Built in the great state of Minnesota. I had a hard time deciding between the Magic and thr NW Solo speed vs Tripping capacity +Dog. I ended up with the NW Solo in Starlight.

Congratulations!

My previous canoe was a Bell Yellowstone solo. Also a great boat, but I can’t kneel anymore, and that design really shines when you kneel. Been wanting a Magic for years, so I finally decided to go for it. Only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

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Naming is tough sometimes, but this one was a no-brainer. A carbon Magic only leaves one possibility: “Black Magic Woman” - good thing I love the tune.

I do have one boat, though, that pre-dates my naming rule - my CD Caribou. Bought it 24 years ago (OMG, that long ago???), and her name is “Baby Bou”. Hardly treated like a baby, and has survived quite a bit of abuse and excitement. Still the #1 'yak in the shed even so.

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