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Inflatable Canoe

Post by chuck naill » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:47 pm

A decade or more ago, I remember reading and seeing a picture of a black and red inflatable canoe with lots of rocker being manufactured in Europe. Does anyone remember?

I am curious why Aire or another maker has not produced a WW canoe.

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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by kaz » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:18 pm

Grabner.
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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by chuck naill » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:58 pm

Yes, that sounds right. Thanks.

I like the Outside, but at $3K, its outside my range. :lol:

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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by kaz » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:16 pm

I paddled an OUTSIDE once. Very slow as you can imagine, but super stable.
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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by Einar » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:31 pm

Tried rolling one in the pool last weekend, still working on it.
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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by chuck naill » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:47 pm

I'd think it would be pretty hard to turn over.

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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by ezwater » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:57 pm

:D If it flips, just climb onto the underside, and it's a SOB, a sit-on-bottom.

My concern about inflatable canoes is, with the width so great, technique is going to get distorted.

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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by hazardharry » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:29 am

replacement for royalex? :lol:
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Soar

Post by Einar » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:14 am

"Soar" makes a popular model.

IC's are gaining popularity for tripping in Canadian north as several can be stored inside a Twin Otter, cutting flight costs. Pretty forgiving, carry lots of gear, but performance sucks.

Rig one with a transom, stick a 2 horse outboard on it, and then tow several more, ducks in a row, across slow deltas or big lakes.

and actually it flipped over pretty easy, intentionally.
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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by chuck naill » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:50 am

hazardharry wrote:replacement for royalex? :lol:
Maybe. :D

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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by the great gonzo » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:42 pm

There are a nmber of European inflatable canoes available.
Grabner makes, next to the Outside the Adventure, which is a traditional looking inflatable canoe. They have also taken over a few former Metzeler boats, the Indio (traditional looking) as well as the XR Trekking, which may have been the inspiration for the SOAR designs.
Other Euro manufacturers are Spreu in Germany and Gumotex in the Czech Republic make a variety of inflatable canoes. I am sure there are more, but those are the ones with a good reputation.

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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by creek1r » Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:35 pm

Have a lightly used SOAR Squirt S10 willing to part with. On sale new $1570, take $1000 + shipping.

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Re: Inflatable Canoe

Post by milkman » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:49 pm

At 1:20 and 5:50 on this video, https://vimeo.com/44620582, you can see a friend of mine from Alaska running rapids solo on the Yampa in an inflatable canoe. He was having knee problems at the time and borrowed this boat from a friend instead of using a canoe.

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