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Q&A Towing with a Recumbent Trike, Tadpole or Delta?

I have some experience towing with an upright bike I am considering getting a recumbent trike, as my back side does not last as long as my legs. With an upright bike I automatically move my weight ...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A How much flotation does a canoe need?

Yesterday for the first time I turned my canoe over, then I tried to get back in it. I have been thinking about adding a sail to my canoe and now that I know a bit about sailing, I know I need to ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A What are the navigation considerations on the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers between Ohiopyle State Park (PA) and Pittsburgh PA?

I want to travel by canoe from Ohiopyle State Park to Pittsburgh Pa on the Monongahela and Youghiogheny Rivers What are the navigation considerations? Also I will have a bike and trailer for the...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I use a Canoe Paddle with a Kayak?

I am thinking about getting a Kayak, I am very comfortable paddling my canoe with a single paddle. My motivation is that I can canoe silently with a single canoe paddle that does not need to bre...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the most effective means of paddling a canoe, against the current, under a bridge?

Today I was out in the canoe on Monongahela River I started out paddling up river, and there was a head wind. I noticed that when I got with in about 100 feet of a bridge the wind picked up. The ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Canoeing in a thunderstorm

What are your chances of getting struck by lightning in a canoe? I've done a lot of canoeing on stormy lakes before, but when the thunder comes what is the real risk of getting struck by lighting? ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the navigation considerations on the Youghiogheny, Casselman & Potomac Rivers between Ohiopyle (PA) and Cumberland, MD

I want to travel by canoe from Ohiopyle State Park to Cumberland, MD on the Youghiogheny, Casselman and Potomac Rivers What are the navigation considerations? Also I will have a bike and trailer ...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why aren't aluminum canoes more popular/prevalent?

Growing up we had an old aluminum canoe. It looked kind of ugly, and had some dents, but it was a great boat. Over the past 5 years I've been in various sporting goods stores in California, Colorad...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Erik‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to repair a plastic canoe?

I have an older plastic Coleman canoe. It gets a lot of abuse I have noticed some weak spots that may be a problem in the future. I looked around online and seems that they are made of High-densit...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to tow a canoe with a bicycle?

There are a few pictures on the internet of people towing canoes with bicycles, there are even complete solutions that you can purchase for the task. But what is really involved, what are the chal...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How would one person control two canoes?

I am planning an adventure, and realized that while I will have one able bodied paddler, I will likely have two canoes of load. In thinking about it, I have imagined several scenarios where this m...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to avoid getting wet when exiting a canoe onto shore?

At the end of November we are going an a 3 day canoeing trip with multiple obstacles where we have to get the canoe out of the water. As it is really cold at this time, we don't want to get wet boo...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Gistiv‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Outrigger and/or leeboard when sailing a canoe?

I have been considering adding a sail to my open 17 foot Coleman canoe. Browsing images on the internet show pretty much every imaginable configuration but they all share 3 or 4 combinations of ou...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I sleep in my canoe with it adrift on a commonly used lake?

I want to go out in a canoe onto a large lake and stay out for the entire weekend. I have checked the whether and determined that it will definitely be excellent weather and very calm all weekend l...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Loduwijk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between a Canoe and a Kayak?

Canoes and Kayaks have a lot in common, and for the most part I can look and say that is a Canoe and that is a Kayak. But I have been seeing some vessels that blur the line between them. It seems...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the trade offs between kayak and canoe for solo multiday trips?

I would like to be able do trips with the following characateristics one day: Solo. May do in combination with other paddlers, but my primary interest is getting out there on my own. Multi-day t...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Censored to protect the guilty‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A If you are canoeing on a lake when whitecaps start happening, what is the best direction to get off the lake?

If you are canoeing on a lake and the wind suddenly starts blowing to the point where there are whitecaps, what is the best direction to head to get off the lake? Would it be the shortest way back...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A In the US is it legal to travel on any river/creek my canoe will navigate?

I have always assumed that if my Canoe will float, and the waterway ultimately reaches an ocean it is legal to travel on. I looked around for documents that said it clearly one way or the other. ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the pros and cons of plastic and aluminim vs wood vs composite paddles for canoeing?

There are three main types of canoe paddle materials, Wooden paddles. Plastic paddles with aluminum handles. Newer composite materials (fiberglass, carbon) What would be the pros and cons of ea...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best practice to secure a 17ft open canoe to the roof of a vehicle?

Next month, my kids and I are enrolled in a canoe building workshop in the Lake District of the United Kingdom. At the end of the 4 days we will have a 17ft canoe weighing between 16 and 22 kilos...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Venture2099‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Pack to carry two 30 L barrels

I have come into possession of two standard 30 litre food barrels, but no method of carrying them while portaging. I have heard of people carrying two of these at a time, possibly using an external...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by mb7744‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you survive getting towed under a log jam?

When I was a boy, my father and I were unexpectedly swept into a log jam (pile of logs the size of a house) on the banks of the Elk River while canoeing near our home. Somewhat similar looking ja...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best way to store paddles?

I have wood canoe paddles, currently after being out in the water, I bring them in the house and lean them against the wall in the corner. They actually look pretty nice and kind of add to the home...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I keep a water-proof barrel dry for use in a canoe?

I purchased a couple of used water-proof barrels for keeping things dry in the canoe. They are easy to open and close, so in theory they keep your stuff dry and they float. The lids clamp on (ima...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How dangerous are alligators to people canoeing?

Inspired by this question, how dangerous are alligators to people out canoeing in say the Everglades in Florida? I am sure there is some danger because from time time you here about people winning...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Alligator free Mangrove or Cypress swamps in the US?

I often see Mangrove and Cypress swamps on T.V. and I think it might be fun to explore one in a canoe. My wife thinks we might get eaten by Alligators if we try it. I have no knowledge about alliga...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the risk of getting lost while canoeing in a cypress swamp?

Based on the answer here I would be exploring a cypress swamp in the Mississippi valey north of the 35th Parrell. If I canoe in a lake or on a river, I always have a pretty good idea where I am, ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you sit on the comfy trike saddle while the canoe is in the water?

My answer to How to carry a bicycle in a canoe? includes the image below. The following question was asked in a comment, and to give it a decent answer, I am posting it as a new question. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to carry a bicycle in a canoe?

I am contemplating a river journey from Pittsburgh to the Gulf of Mexico. 981 miles on the Ohio river and 2340 miles on the Mississippi River. The current plan calls for completing the journey in ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do choices in design of a paddle-craft influence its handling characteristics?

If you imagine cutting a canoe or kayak along each axial plane, you get three shapes. If you cut along the waterline and look down from above, you get the plan. Cut thwart-wise at the widest poi...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by cobaltduck‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you go upriver in a canoe?

Let's say you want to be a voyageur, canoeing on a river like the North Saskatchewan. (We'll leave aside the current state of the beaver pelt industry.) What do you have to do differently to trav...

3 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Joe‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a Canoe Bike a viable mode of human powered amphibious transportation?

I came across several shots of the 'Canoe Bike' which seems to be a custom build by Jay Broemmel. There are several action shots of this vehicle on the internet. There are a couple of similar one...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Wildlife canoe trails in or near Western Pennsylvania

I am looking for wildlife viewing areas that are open to manually powered boats (i.e. Canoe) in areas within a few hours drive of Pittsburgh PA. Criteria: Motor boats are prohibited (electric ...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it safe to tie a canoe to the top of your car like this?

This time of year, you see a lot of canoes and kayaks going down the road tied to the top of cars. Some of them not as smartly anchored as others. One of the configurations that I see a lot is t...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What causes the current in the interior lagoons of Presque Isle State Park PA?

There is canoe trail, in the interior lagoons of Presque Isle State Park PA. No gas engines are allowed, travel is bidirectional, like a bike path most travelers make a two way trip on the same pa...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Kayaks vs canadians (canoes) from a beginner's perspective

As far as I know canoeing is the generic term which contains e.g. canadians and kayaks. What do I have to look for as an absolute water sports beginner in terms of: costs knowledge (eskimo roll a...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Wills‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is involved in taking a canoe through a lock on a major US River?

Most of the locks on rivers in the United States are built for commercial traffic. like barges to navigate the river system. I know they exist and I have seen them on television, but that is all I ...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do Old Town canoes have dramatically higher capacity than Osagian canoes?

I've been thinking about buying a canoe for a little while now. Growing up my family had an aluminum canoe so I've been looking at aluminum canoes in addition to the plastic canoes commonly seen in...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Erik‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Encountering a bear in water?

I found myself in a situation the other day that I've never been in before. I was paddling along in my canoe with my wife and kids, when suddenly a young black bear came scrambling down the slope, ...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by ShemSeger‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Getting into canoeing - UK

It's been a beautiful Sunday here in the UK today and I went by the river (Thames) with my girlfriend to get some sunlight and fresh air. (We rarely do that, so that might be why I'm writing a ques...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Eazis‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Commuting by canoe

I live at a lake with my company in sight just 2 km (~1.2 miles) away. To get to work I have to cross the city, which is not only expensive in terms of money, it also costs a lot of nerves. That's ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Jeredepp‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I calculate how much lift an outrigger needs?

I have been thinking of putting a sail on my canoe with will probably require the use of an outrigger. (related: Outrigger and/or leeboard when sailing a canoe?) I was thinking about using a secti...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you get back in canoe, by yourself?

Getting back in a canoe is not as easy as I thought it was going to be. I also learned that Extra Flotation might be needed So if I am alone in the middle of a body of water, how do I get back in...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A I can't get floating in my canoe again, now what?

Canoes are known for tipping over, most come with enough flotation so they won't sink. Stock flotation is often just for neutral buoyancy, adding flotation is an option but if I have not done that...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Royalex vs Royalite

According to esquif, Royalite is a multi-laminate similar to Royalex but distinguished by its lightness. [...] The result is a weight reduction of 15% with a minimum loss of material streng...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Shawn‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is the ACE 1 Ultra-Clean Biomass Cookstove too good to be true?

I was looking for a loan on Kiva and found this loan in Lesotho (Africa) The product people are borrowing money for is the ACE 1 Ultra-Clean Biomass Cookstove which sounds fantastic. It is designed...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A Kayaking/canoeing in Korea

Are there any good places to rent kayaks/canoes in Korea? Last time I rented canoes here, there was a group of 30 people and a guy in a motor boat driving around telling people how to paddle. Aft...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Alex K‭

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Q&A How many bike paths parallel the Ohio River?

I have a bike and canoe combination that I have been using to explore rivers in my area that have public access between the river and the bike path. I tow the canoe up the bike path and paddle bac...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the navigation considerations on the Ohio River between Pittsburgh PA.& Wheeling WV?

I want to travel by canoe from Pittsburgh Pa to Wheeling, West Virginia on the Ohio river. What are the navigation considerations? Also I will have a bike and trailer for the canoe, will be int...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 8y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the navigation considerations on the Ohio River between Wheeling WV and Parkersburg WV?

I want to travel by canoe from Wheeling, West Virginia to Parkersburg, West Virginia on the Ohio river. What are the navigation considerations? Also I will have a bike and trailer for the canoe...

0 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by James Jenkins‭

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