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10-07-2011, 11:36 AM #1
square stern canoe
Anybody have so used a square stern canoe I thinking about one and don't know yet I mainly want it for reelfoot lake tn thanks
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10-07-2011, 03:05 PM #2
I had a square stern 17 foot canoe from Herters used that thing for probably 30 years took it to Canada and all over. A tornado finally did it in I still miss it. I donít know where you can get them like that any more. It almost got me once but was my on fault had a 7 Ĺ horse Martin motor on it and flooded it. Only way to clear it was to put it in gear and open the throttle well it started and shot right out from under me fortunately it ran up on the bank and didnít come back for me. I tell you what though it is hard to swim with all your cloths and shoes on.
10-16-2011, 02:22 PM #3
i have 2 19' grumman square sterns and a 15' lund square stern. The grummans are my favorite. Super stable and can really handle a load. My grummans are almost too big though. They weigh in around 120#. I can load them by myself but if I have to drag them a ways I get wore out.
I've just ran them with trolling motors but I do have a small outboard I plan on using on them.
11-01-2011, 09:47 PM #4
I picked up a 15' at Dick's for $500
11-29-2011, 12:20 PM #5
Personally, I prefer double-ended canoes to square-stern canoes, since the bow can be on either end, and you can still mount a small motor on them using an attachment.
One of my favorites is the Johnson KL Industries 14' double-ender, since it is composite, wide bodied, so very stable as a canoe, is rated at 3 persons, 700 lbs, has a keel point in the hull which helps in tracking, and is relatively inexpensive for a good quality canoe (retails most places at around $700). The ones I had last year had a center-seat cooler, which makes for a great baitwell, cup holders, a dry storage hatch, and recesses in the seats for putting stuff like terminal tackle right next to you. Paddles very nicely. Much better built than Pelican or Coleman (built by Pelican) canoes.
My next choice in canoes would be the aluminum canoes made by Meyers Boat Co. in MI. Their Sportspal line features a nice line of stable canoes great for hunting and/or fishing from 12' and 38 lb. up. And they do have some square-sterns they make. I am even thinking about getting a dealership for their canoes, kayaks, aluminum boats and sailboats next year if my money comes out right. They're a little pricier than the KL's, but they're very nice and well-built aluminum canoes.
The old Grummans are very good aluminum canoes, as well, especially their line of rental canoes which feature heavy aluminum.