My husband and I fossilhunt in the Peace River, Arcadia, FL. We have canoed about 10 times so are novices. We are looking to buy a canoe with a small motor, however have several restrictions.
- Can’t have a trailer.
- Can’t be heavy - husband has a bad back.
- Can’t carry on my car (Toyota Spyder convertible) and husband is afraid of scratching the top of his new car with a roofrack.
I would think that with all of the above, the only thing for us to do is look into a foldup canoe and I don’t know anyone with one or anything about them with a motor.
We tried an inflatable with a 12V electic motor. It wouldn’t go against the current and was extremely difficult to paddle (it’s like an elongated donut!)
ANY suggestions would be appreciated. We would continue to rent and paddle, but the drop off points are about 2 hours paddling away from where we want to fossilhunt.