Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Buying a Canoe –Things to Consider Before You Make Your Purchase – Brad Wipperman

This article is a beginner’s guide to buying a canoe.

The author obviously knows very much about the subject because the article is full of thirteen great tips, such as:

- What will the canoe be used for? It isn’t a good idea to buy a flat water canoe for a whitewater trip.
- How many people will be in the canoe? Too many people in a small canoe will break it.
- What will be the average trip length?
- What type of material will the canoe be made from?
- What is your trim preference?
What are the differences between asymmetrical and symmetrical canoes?
How does the rocker affect the tracking of the canoe?
How does hull shape affect performance?
Why is the shape of the sides and bow important?
What about length, width and depth?
How are the seats constructed?
How is the yoke constructed?

These are just a few of the important questions to ask.

I found this article to be very helpful and informative. Should I ever buy a canoe I will definitely refer to this information to make my decision. The tips that the author gives would be a big help to any first time canoe buyer and that is why I highly recommend it to anyone looking to buy a new canoe or even just researching one. Buying a canoe is an important process and should be researched beforehand to make sure you are getting exactly what you need for your money.


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