I am near finishing my
Arrow 14 (about 8 hours left) so I can't tell you definitively about its
characteristics in the water yet. With that said I've done a fair amount of
paddling. Numerous 2 week trips in Northern Manitoba, week trips,
weekends…..white water to lake paddling. Many of my friends paddle so
I've had a chance to paddle their boats. I chose the Arrow 14 as I wanted a
single canoe whose main purpose was to go straight and fast. Due to length
alone I would say that the Arrow 14 is a quicker boat than the 12, but maybe a
touch more tender. (tippy). This is not a big boat, sounds like you are under
the weight capacity, but the bulk of your stuff 'may' be an issue. Seems to me
this boat could be made top heavy real quick, but again, I can't say for sure
as mine sits in the basement.
Sounds like a
ambitious trip your on!
[mailto:Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of marie63552
Sent: July 24, 2008 12:34 PM
Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: Endurance Race
It can not be powered by wind or motors. It must be powered by
paddling. I am using a kayak paddle.
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com,
> I would point you to the extensive emails of late concerning
> motors. Alternatively, have you considered building a sailing rig?
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> "marie63552" <marie63552@...>
> Sent by: Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com
> 07/24/2008 11:54 AM
> Please respond to
> [Airolite_Boats] Endurance Race
> I am entering in a 340 mile river race on the Missouri in August
> I am very interested in building one of these boats, but I wanted
> get some input of those of you that have used and "abused" these
> on a regular basis. I am 5'7" and about 120-125 lbs, so I need
> something I can handle better than my Dad's old town canoe. Me and
> gear come to about 190-200lbs at most. I am thinking about the
> 12 or arrow 14. The river is a Class 1, no rapids, about a 3-3.5
> current, with wing dikes, bouys, sand bars, and an occasional
> This is an endurance race and I am using 7 ft kayak paddles. What
> you experts think? Thank you for your time and consideration.