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Old Town 11 foot 50 pounder.

Discussion in 'Research and History' started by dhansen, Dec 24, 2019.

  1. dhansen

    dhansen New Member

    I find myself attracted to this little canoe but wonder exactly how I would use it. My knees and joints aren't well suited to paddling on my knees and my rather large, 260 pound hulk seems a little large for sitting on the seats and keeping the canoe trimmed. Are they suited at all to sitting on the floor with a backrest and using a double paddle? Not much sense in getting one if I can't really use it. Thanks!
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome, these are fun canoes but they weren't really designed to be paddled while sitting on the bottom. The sides may be a bit too high for that to be really comfortable and it would require a fairly long paddle. A good canoe seat or a saddle seat may help get you lower than the standard seat but slightly off the floor. I would encourage you to try paddling one from that position to see how it feels. Another option is to find another similar canoe with a roughly 36 inch width and 13 inch depth to see how it feels when paddling that way. Good luck,

    Benson
     

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