Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: canoe choices - was N.Tier prep
Re: canoe choices - was N.Tier prep
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 21:15:54 EDT
In a message dated 99-08-30 10:50:02 EDT, Keith Wood wrote:
<< more forgiving just because the load gives a lower center of gravity than
the narrower "plastic" canoes >>
You hit the nail on the head this time. With all the canoes on the market
that match, or surpass, a Grumman aluminum canoe in weight (-saving) and
capacity, I take it that not one suitable alternative is offered at Sommers.
That's to to the detriment of the experience.
But I will agree with you that inexperienced paddlers on a lake are better
off with a keeled flat-bottom design; I guess I just prefer plastic.
Ralph V. Balfoort, Unit Commissioner
I used to be a Beaver.... (NE III-135)
In the Beaver Patrol as a Scout, too,
and now Ktemaque (Beaver) Chapter,
Haudenosaunee Lodge #19, OA