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mike_rudswiler
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Registered: 06-2011
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I will be renting a 17-18 ft kevlar canoe in Toronto for a trip to Mississagi - beyond Elliot Lake. I cannot find any outfitters from Sudbury to there who have such a large kevler canoe to rent out. I will be spending a night in Sudbury. What do I do with the canoe while I am there? I can't just leave it on the roof can I? That's an expensive piece of hardware. What should I do? Any ideas? Or do you know an outfitter? Or should I just head to Temagami, where I know I can get outfitted on site?
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alscool
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Post Number: 306
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 1:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Speak to the manager of the hotel you plan to stay at, I am sure they can arrange a lock up.
They are in the hospitality business after all.
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bush_pilot
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Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 3:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Have you tried the "Outside Store" in Sudbury,705 522 1755, they rented equip. at one time. Or try Ramakko's 705 522 8889
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micmac
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Post Number: 116
Registered: 12-2005


Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Buy a bike cable.
Lock it to the roof.

Not many individuals are going to bother cutting a cable off the roof of your car for a canoe...


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brian
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Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 9:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I have stayed in Sudbury many times over the last decade and always left my canoe on my car. Have you heard of canoes stolen from hotel lots?
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preacher
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Post Number: 164
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Never had a problem with the canoe on the roof anywhere. Left unmonitored anywhere for dinner or overnight or shopping.

When renting I'd prefer to rent from as close to the put-in as possible. I hate driving with the canoe. Aside from the drop in mpg my heart flutters with every big wind & big truck. Driving from Toronto to Atikokan made me very nervous!
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ed
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Post Number: 1022
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I have been all over the province with canoes on various vehicles and have never had a problem in a hotel,motel, parking lot, supermarket, restaurant etc. anywhere... over a period of almost 50years.
I think it is pretty hard to steal something like a canoe off a vehicle without being obvious about it.
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alscool
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Post Number: 308
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Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 3:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Not a canoe but similar; my Dad had his box liner stolen from from his truck while in the bank in Carleton Place!
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erhard
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Registered: 09-2010
Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 7:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

I've used the bike cable to lock the boat on the car occasionally. Here's what I do, with the canoe resting on the roof: I move the cable around the center thwart or yoke, close the car's passenger side doors but leave its windows a crack open, pull the two cable ends into the car's interior and lock together. So now I have a cable that holds onto the thwart of the canoe and is around the car's door post - and it is hard to get to if someone wants to tamper with it. Last, I roll the windows up as much as possible and lock all doors. Done.
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doug_2
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Post Number: 168
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, June 3, 2011 - 7:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Doea anyone have a story of a Canoe stolen off a roof rack on a car anywhere? I'm sure it must have happened but not to me in more than 35 years.
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ed
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Post Number: 1027
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I recall car camping in Algonquin in the early 70's in Pog Lake, on campsites beside the river. Someone travelling the river was stealing unattended canoes left on the campsites. A couple went missing one year. The next time I went there I had purchased a chain and padlocked my canoe to a large pine... just in case this guy was out and about again,
but nothing was taken that year.
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yywilderness
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Registered: 02-2011
Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 8:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

In Montreal we have the opposite problem - see what I mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw8gjrJevqQ
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ed
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Post Number: 1030
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 9:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

That was good for a laugh.
I recall an earlier video made in Quebec of 2 guys paddling down a street(small wheels under the canoe) singing a voyageur song.

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