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Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 7:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Morning All,

I just purchased an OT Appalachian as well as a Pakboat 170 two months ago. I just needed some advice on outfitting both canoes, especially the Appalachian. I've been told that the Appalachian is horrid in open water, but I have a contrary stand; however, what would be the best route to outfit it for fishing and farting around purposes. I've read foot braces; okay, but which would be best--especially without needing to drill holes into the hull. I've also read strips of foam my the gunnels for my knees. Kneepads?, or are the kneepads that I strap onto my knees just as good? What about floatation? Material and such. I come from a flat water background and have the time and energy to begin tackling smaller pieces of moving water this summer in and around Texas.

Thanks for the advice.
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Post Number: 33
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 7:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post


Try .

Click on "Accessories", and they have a Kneepad
accessory. For floatation I've never seen a
commercial accessory. I have seen some backpacking trippers who have lashed regular
automotive inner-tubes front and back between
the gunwales. Remove and deflate and stuff in
your pack for backpacking sections, reinstall
for paddling sections. Others just lash
watertight plastic packbarrels to provide some
element of buoyancy if a spill occurs.

While you're on the website, check out the
comments on manoeuvability (Particularly

Hope this helps.


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