Kayak Nomad 2 wrote:Howdy! That's a nice looking canoe.What model Wenonah is it? I have been wanting a solo canoe for some time now. Do you like it? Thanks!
It's a vagabond, and I love it for what it is designed for, which is mostly flatwater recreational paddling, nothing above a class 1 rapid. I bought it out in east Texas, and it was perfect for the lakes and rivers out there, but I have also taken it on the San Marcos, Llano, etc. This is a very stable boat, for a solo canoe, lots of primary stability. The fact that I can take a 70 pound dog out on three and four day camping trips says a lot about it's stability and capacity. The other thing I love about it is its weight, only 43 pounds. I find it more comfortable than my tarpon, and easier to keep my fishing stuff handy, since I can keep everything at my feet. The biggest drawback to this boat, in my opinion, is that it is much more affected by wind than a typical kayak, since it is light, long (14.5 feet) and has a high profile, compared to a kayak. Anyways, it is a great boat. Now that I'm mostly paddling hill country rivers, I'd probably rather have an Argosy, or something with a little more rocker and maneuverability. But for a good, stable, all around solo canoe whose primary use is as a fishing platform, the vagabond is hard to beat.