Looking for a couple of used 17 or 18 foot expedition ( wilderness tripping) canoes good enough to take a weeks supply for two down the MacKenzie but cheap enough that we can just give it to a local club at the end! That probably puts the price between $600 and $800. Look for a tough efficient hull in Expedition Kevlar (such as the Swift, or Bluewater canoes) or Royalite ( examples: Novacraft, Scott); or Royalex (examples: Oldtown 'Tripper', Novacraft 'Prospector' 17 or 18. ) Contact Toby Kruger (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Evan Young ( 672 8964)
Post by Ken Corbett on Feb 25, 2009 12:26:34 GMT -5
Here's a response I got from the NPMB:
"A friend of mine told me it's a problem, he saw a bunch of tired and not so tired canoes out on the tundra while flying back from a trip down the Thelon. He was told some outfitters haul them back, but others just leave them if they are worn out or the costs are to high to move them, and the natives only used frieghter canoes with a motor, never paddles anymore.
I have a nice MR Explorer I tried to sell as a one way artic canoe and he nearly gave me a good ole "North Bay arse kickin'" on our last trip together for doing that...haHa "