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Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 9:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

hi all.

i want to do more poling wit my canoe.

but what is the best canoe to do so....?


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Post Number: 451
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 8:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post


Paul,"Turtle of tha Wild Mistissibi"
has much info on canoe polen.
He's background + no-how wher fine tuned
on wild rivers in tha remotest parts of
Canadian NE & in Florida's snake infested, alligator, crocodile Everglades.
He'd be tha 1 skilled at pushen-on-ahead
thru shallows of weed & rock with that ther pole.
Paul Hammersten web site be on Ottertooth.
Happy 'tis he who gains wisdom from another's
mishaps, Heya!
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Post Number: 599
Registered: 03-2004

Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 9:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

You must have been hibernating all Summer.
Good to hear from you.
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Post Number: 293
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 5:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

" A number of variables in the design of a canoe affect its stability, speed and maneuverability. Generally, longer and narrower canoes are faster. A wider canoe will be more stable and have more capacity, and a shorter one will be easy to turn.
"Rocker" is the curvature of the canoe when viewed from the side; more rocker makes the canoe more maneuverable, while a canoe with little or no rocker will hold its course better when travelling in a straight line.

A flat bottom feels more stable on flat water, and a rounded bottom allows the boat to tilt in rough water without tipping over. A V-shaped hull helps the canoe stay on course, while a shallow arch makes it easier to turn.

Factors to consider when choosing a canoe include durability, weight, speed, capacity, and appearance - a canoe is an aesthetic object as well as a practical one. "

Wood & canvas fur sure!


Paul Hammersten

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Post Number: 452
Registered: 05-2004
Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 - 2:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

"Maine Northwoods"

Bearbrook Landen 1895 in tha Moosehead Lake Region. No that territory well. Multiple moose
sightens at dusk & dawn tha whole time me & Renee wer ther. Moose hav no wolves ther chasen after them, just Black Bear in spring. They hav run-of-tha-mill fer sur, therbouts.
How cum Guides Henry & Fred Trembaly
didn't take me. Got tha short-end of pole again.
Hall "Turtle", I'm tha 1 who wanders duren tha night, woLfwaLken, Heya!

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