Broke in the Nucanoe this afternoon

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I was on the water about 2 this afternoon. I bought my Nucanoe 2 weeks ago and this was its maiden voyage. I paddled to Scoggins arm with a headwind the whole way. The Nucanoe handled well though. The trouble started as I started casting. The wind kept blowing me into the shore. Im gonna pick up an anchor before the next trip. I was able to keep the flyline out long enough to catch a bluegill though. The wind won out so I just paddled and enjoyed being on the water.
Todd
 
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Is it still a Nucanoe after you have had it for like, say, a year...:D

Sorry, couldn't resist....sounds like you will have fun with it...congrats on its maiden voyage
 
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I've wondered if anyone on here owns a Nucanoe. There's a dude in Salem who sells and / or rents them. Is that where you got yours TT?
 
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Hey Troutdude, yes I went down and he took me out for a demo in a 12'. He set it up with 2 swivel seats and I took it out by myself and then with him in it to see how it handles with 2 people.
Lilsalmon I think it will all depend on how many times I can get away to use it in the first year.
Todd
 
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That sound pretty neat Todd. But, let's see ya plop a 150 hp Merc on the back end. I'll bet you'll be "on plane" in no time flat! LOL
 
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Thanks for the tip Noahk. I will look into one.
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congrats on the maiden voyage. I am actually in the market for a canoe myself. Been looking for about 2 months now but want to be sure I get a stable one I am 6ft and 260lbs so I need to feel stable out on the water. But once again congrats! Maybe we will cross paths this summer Canoe Races!
 
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Great day on the water...

Great day on the water...

Congratulations on your Maiden Voyage, and no Skunk !! Priceless:cool: .
The size of ones Craft dictates the amount of cash necessary to fill it with accessories;) .


Chuck
 
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Hendo I am up for the canoe race only if I can figure out how to mount the 150 Merc. on the back as Troutdude suggested.
Todd
 
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Chuck you are so correct in your statement. All I need is enough room for my rod,tackle bag, net, paddle and diet coke.
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Congrats on the nucanoe, I looked closely at them and they are versatile for sure. But being a kayak fisherman I felt the wind could be a problem due to high in the water profile and maybe not particularly fast when paddling. But a stable platform, especially for a large sized person. I forgot my anchor last time at Hagg and yeah the wind just pushed my 'yak around too much for effective casting so I trolled for awhile and enjoyed the day.
 
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Congrats on the new canoe, er, nucanoe :)

I've had a Coleman Scanoe now for about 2 months and lovin it every chance I get to take it out. Last time we went to the lake, I forgot the paddles :( so it stayed strapped to the jeep all day.

If you're looking for cheap anchors for the canoe (meaning you don't want to plop down $20+ for an anchor) - hit up good will and find some free weights - something 5+ lbs ought to work fine, 10lb if you really want to be sure of holding (I weigh 285lb, and a single 5lb anchor held me just fine. Did fine too when I added my nephew, who is about a buck fifty) - I have two of these anchors (one for the bow, one for the stern, when I want to really hold position without being flipped around by the wind) - no problems yet. I went with the free-weight anchor solution originally because I couldn't find my mushroom anchor, and using the heavy fluke anchors from my big boat seemed...overkill... for the canoe. I've since found the mushroom, but I'm not in a huge hurry to replace the free weight anchors at this point, because they work well enough. I am considering mounting a pair of anchor pullies - one on the bow, and an off-set stern one (I've got a square-transom model, for mounting a trolling motor on) with maybe some cleats under the center seat.

Fisherman's Marine was/is selling Danielson clamp on metal rod holders for about $5, so I picked one up to try out. Will probably purchase more if it works well enough. It looks like it will hold either a spin or a fly rod, which is great. I can troll little plugs for trout & bass on the spin rod, or troll a woolly bugger with the fly rod and not have to be messing with it's position, or have it in the way of paddling.
 
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