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    Default Question on a nu-canoe 10 footer.

    I currently have a creek boat m96 duck model with a custom made aluminum seat bracket and seat but can only use it by myself.I see this nucanoe in 10 foot model at 60 lbs that shows it to hold two people.Me and my 4 year old daughter will use it mostly,is it stable for both.

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    Thomas;
    I quite sure Warrenp will be popping in to answer your question as I have only seen how stable the NuCanoe is. It would be no problem with you and your daughter. Somewhere in here is a photo of Warren sitting with his legs over the side and the NuCanoe shows very little list! He was even impressed when he saw the photo!

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    If you go to the Nucanoe website, there is a bulletin board there, mostly owners. There is a discussion of guys who have tried and a few succeed in flipping their boat. Apparently it takes quite an effort to do so. I have serious Nucanoe lust, if I can sell my jon boat for enough there is definitely one in my future.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Problem with selling mine is a new creek boat in my model sells for 489.00 plus 25.00 shipping and tax now that is bare bones boat.I have added a $100.00 eagle depth finder to mine has a metal Fab shop build me a aluminum seat form and I have added a pedestal swivel and a $120.00 tempress camo bass boat seat on it along with anchor tie downs and mine totals to around $700.00 investment and I am selling it outside my home for $400.00

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    Thomas,

    Sorry for not seeing this sooner and responding. My Mom fell in June and broke her hip and is just now getting home with a walker. I have spent 3 to 4 hous each day that she was in rehab and am now spending more time each day with her at her home. She is 90 and is progressing very well.

    The NuCanoe is one of the finest boats I have ever used and I do not get anything for recommending it. I am just very, very happy with mine. I owned and used a 10' model for over 3 years and now have their Frontier 12 model which I enjoy very much. The 10' model will handle you and your daughter and you do not need to worry about stability! You would be hard pressed to ever turn it over. I consider it the most stable craft being offered and it paddles very easily with a double-bladed paddle. It slides through 4" inches of water and handles outboard wakes with ease. You will not be disappointed with a NuCanoe. As Jesse stated, go to the NuCanoe web site and click on their videos and check out all the videos. There is one taken on the Duck River here where I live and it shows how comfortable you can be in a NuCanoe. Pay no attention to the person in the NuCanoe, it is me.

    I highly recommend the NuCanoe to anyone.
    Warren
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    I second what Warren says. I test drove a NuCanoe and found it ust wonderful. As Warren says it is very stable, wonderful to paddle. I didn't get one because I don't have a truck, yet, and it is just too much to try to haul up on my Jetta wagon. Now, I find a truck, the NuCanoe may be back in play.
    Mike

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    I have the 10' nucanoe, and I feel confident it would handle you and your daughter. I have had 2 adults in mine with no problems. Now, I am not recommending you tackle type II or higher rapids, but type I and stillwater you will love it. The stability of this craft is amazing. You can customize it, add seats you like, anchors, rod holders, etc.

    As far as transporting it, I slide it in the back of my small suv and tie down the hatch, and I'm ready to go. No trailer, no truck. I do have the wheels that snap in the stern that make it a breeze to put in and take out regardless of the incline or condition of the launch site.

    Another thing I like is no motor is needed. It flat out flies using a long kayak paddle. And, no motor means no registration and taxes/fees that go with it.

    You could consider not selling your old rig. I store my nucanoe on its side on the wall of my garage, so it stays out of the way til when you want it.

    Probably TMI, but I think you would enjoy the nucanoe....
    "Is a man who's too busy to go fishing a success?" --John Gierach , Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders


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    Went and looked at one yesterday he only had two yellow ones and one that was sold and used once and returned because he was using it with another grown man and installed a 55 lb thrust trolling motor and 80 lb battery,he should have known better.I have a canoe paddle and on -5 acre ponds should be fine.Since we had driven more than two hours one way he came off the price of a new 10' od green coming in along with the swivel seat base.It was a little heavy but I think sitting the front end in the back of my double cab toy and slidding it in won't be that bad.
    Last edited by Thomas; 10-07-2012 at 01:08 PM.

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    Get these wheels - they are worth every penny and more -

    http://www.teamnucanoe.com/2011/05/n...rt-review.html

    (I have found no need for the modification on the bushing he describes... the wheels work great as is IMHO)
    Last edited by pillcaster; 10-07-2012 at 07:50 AM.
    "Is a man who's too busy to go fishing a success?" --John Gierach , Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders


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    Nice wheel but I plan on running a piece of grey PVC through that hole then 90 degree turn down to the waterline and mount my transducer at the bottom running my line in the PVC.I am also thinking of adding a screwin hatch plate to access things between the hulls but doing that I will have to cut a round hole either 4" or 6" depending on the one I decide.Right now a lot of places are discounting depth finders as new models are coming out.

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