Would you drive 2 hours for a Dagger Reflection 16 in decent/ good condition for $200? I already have a Blue Hole OCV or Prowler as a river boat but think the Dagger might be a good flat water boat? Also were these only Royalex canoes?
I’ve driven much father for much less.
The Reflection 16 is certainly a better open water/flat water boat than the OCA with a lot less freeboard to catch wind. But it does have a far bit of rocker as well. Dagger molded these in R84 which they called R-Light. They might have molded them in conventional Royalex as well at some point but I am not sure.
The R84 version with wood trim weighed about 60 lbs and the version with aluminum trim weighed 63 lbs, really quite light for a 16’ 4" plastic canoe.
If it is in halfway decent condition the price is certainly excellent and I would jump on it pretty quickly if you are interested as it will go quickly.
Whelp, glad I asked for more pictures. Listing pic must have been the only good angle!
I definitely would and did–And even got the price down below $200. Royalex alone is worth the trip. Here’s mine:
What kind of damage did the new camera angles reveal? Got a link?
Reflection 16 was done in R-lite, Rx, and in composite.
The extra pictures were sent to me and I quickly “unsaved” the boat from my Marketplace favorites. I am currently fixing a deeply skinned bow, so that alone didn’t scare me. But the broadside wrinkle, sun fade, and however many things it rammed things to make the front edge to discolor…and did I mention the “lesions”?
I paid $450 for mine this summer with one repaired crack in it. I love mine. The skeg makes life interesting at times on twisty rivers, but on balance, I love the boat. Great initial stability and better secondary stability.
Skeg? On a Dagger Reflection?
Yup. Skeg. On the 16 and 17. It’s not just an assymetrical hull. There’s a small skeg.
Yes occ is royalex
Yup! I have one also (Reflection 16) it has a pronounced skeg. The Reflection 15 does not have one. I use the 16 primarily for covering distance on flat water.
I just got home from picking up a Reflection 15 that I found on craigslist for $150!! Decent shape. Wood is mildew stained but solid. The bow is skinned, but that’s an easy fix. I’m pretty happy!
Pictures? Thats my price range and wanna see what deals are looking like.
That looks like a good deal to me. I paid $350 for one about five years ago. I use it almost exclusively as a solo and paddle from a kneeling thwart.
I bought a Reflection 15 three seater for $75. The bottom was painted grey, there were skid plates that were done over the paint, over duct tape. The plates easily popped off with a crow bar. After removing the skid plates and the paint, I realized there was minimal hull damage. It is now my go-to solo fishing canoe (I removed the bow and stern seat to lighten it).
Well full circle. I found another Reflection in good shape and got the price down to $350. One cane seat is busted but I’ll likely just replace with webbing. I was also trying to figure out where to keep this thing when my friend calls and says he wants to canoe with me even if it means buying a canoe. We agree to split the 350, he will store the boat and I can grab it as needed. I doubt there will be much overlap in plans and use.