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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:46 AM

I have been in the mountains quite a lot lately. I decided after last week at camp, I needed a light, portable fishing and hunting canoe that I could take out by myself. We have a fishing boat at camp, kayaks and my three seat barge of a canoe. Nothing I can just throw on top of the SUV by myself and just take off with.

I have drooled over these Radisson canoes for a long time. I wanted a square stern and found on in Saranac Lake that wasn't overpriced. I checked around and found this one. It is a wide transom model, which I think will be better for me in the long run. I love the color.

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I can put my electric trolling motor on the back, I can row with the paddles, use a kayak paddle.

I also picked up this cool little anchor package. This is the three pounder. They had a one pound as well.

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I can't wait to hit the Adirondacks in a couple weeks.

Edited by daytime dave, July 26, 2012 - 09:47 AM.


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Posted July 26, 2012 - 09:55 AM

That looks to be in awesome shape! the foam on the sides are still good too!

That anchor looks pretty nifty the way it folds up!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:18 AM

Nice Dave. I'm relaxing just looking at it!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:31 PM

very nice. i live right by a crick and would love to have something like that .
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 12:43 PM

Need to build an inboard for it using a Kohler!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 01:01 PM

Need to build an inboard for it using a Kohler!


Kenny, I have seen something like that on youtube. Perhaps someday, but for now, it's all electric.

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Posted July 26, 2012 - 01:27 PM

Maybe you can get some solar panels to run the trolling motor! Or recharge the battery!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Nice looking floater....The brand name on the front is also printed upside down...Guess this is so at least everyone knows the brand of canoe when it is upside down!

A tee shirt in a canoe rental place had the printing on the back upside down. It said, "If you can read this, put me back upright in the canoe"!
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 06:58 PM

Looks like a lot of fun. Those canoes are made about an hour away from me. They use to be called
Sportspal. We had one when I was a kid, 40 years ago. My brother and I had a ball with it. Light enough
to portage anywhere.

Make sure you pack some silicone, or good tape with you. That aluminum is mighty thin as I recall.
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Posted July 26, 2012 - 10:22 PM

Will, thanks for the tip on the silicone. It's really cool they are made near you.

It seems they are called Sportspal in Canada and Radisson in the US. I dunno, I have always wanted one.

I don't want to hit anything jagged though, the aluminium does seem thin. But it's very light and one man portable. That's the ticket to freedom for me.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 02:27 AM

Actually, you're better off to have 3M 5200, rather than silicone. It cures underwater, whereas silicone
takes several hours, before you can be on your merry way. Just in case you do find a sharp rock.

You should find it at any good marine store. Like West Marine, in Burlington.

Edited by IamSherwood, July 27, 2012 - 02:35 AM.

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Posted July 27, 2012 - 06:33 PM

Thats a slick rig-You will love it.

A couple of years ago, I converted an old sailboat (way heavy though) with a stern MT TM and it would fly on the water and float in about 5 inches. I used it for bass fishing on small ponds and if had been lightweight like yours , I'd still have it. :thumbs:
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Posted July 27, 2012 - 08:25 PM

Nice little canoe there Dave, hope it serves you well.
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Posted July 29, 2012 - 04:43 AM

Nice little barge. I used to love to canoe before my back got all messed up. I can't sit for any amount of time without back support and no one really makes a canoe that will hold my recliner. Take a lap around the lake for me.
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