Testing the Scanoe

Discussion in 'LOCAL ARIZONA TALK' started by topjimmy, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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    I went to Chaparral Lake to test out my new trolling motor. Everything worked fine, except my trailer lights. So now I have something else to fix. Two steps forward, one step back... that's usually how life works.

    55lbs. of thrust pushes a 16 ft. square sterned canoe along at a pretty good clip. I would guess around 10 MPH. I will know for sure when I get a portable depth finder with GPS. :)

    Oh yeah, it was HOT.

    I need to name this thing. So if you have any ideas, let me know.


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  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    you wanna fly? put a 9.9 hp on that thing! how about "the green hornet?"
     

  3. samh

    samh New Member

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    I've got an old Coleman Scanoe that I bought new in 1974, great boat for the creeks and a lot more stable than a canoe. I put a 5 hp motor on it a few times and it would really go, but you had to watch turning it, that flat keelless bottom made sharp turns with a motor kind'a interesting.
     
  4. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    James thats a good looking set up.
     
  5. AZflats

    AZflats New Member

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    My 20 ft sun tracker goes 10 mph..
    We gotta race!
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  6. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    How about the 'Titanic'? Looks like a 200,000 ton iceburg would definitely take it out. Of course, you probably don't have to worry about that happening unless we have another ice age. Seriously, it looks like a good little boat for one or two people.
     
  7. samh

    samh New Member

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    Call it "Business" then when you go fish'n and anybody asks where you were you can say you were on business.
     
  8. Tym2Fish

    Tym2Fish New Member

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    Glad you tested it before the Roosey trip next weekend. HOw much battery juice did you use up for the short run around the pond? You have an idea for charging it up next weekend while you are at Rosey?