Photo's and info supplied by Rob Macks Laughing Loon
10-1/2" deep at centre
18" high at stems
Item Name: Solo Portage
Solo Portage is a wonderful canoe to explore those quiet backwaters and be by yourself. I like to paddle alone and I wanted a light-weight solo canoe to explore the St. Regis Canoe Wilderness section of the Adirondack Park of New York said Rob Macks.
The 14'6" Solo Portage was the canoe that made Rob Macks dreams a reality. He started by using 3/16" wood strips, instead of the 1/4" strips most other builders use. That's a 25% weight savings right there! The difference in wood thickness does not effect strength. The real strength of this building method is in the fibreglass cloth and epoxy resin.
He designed the Solo Portage to be a good tracking solo canoe with the stability to use as a fishing platform or for nature observation.
The light weight of this canoe make it a joy to portage. The light-weight of this canoe also makes the handling characteristics extremely good for this solo canoe, even on windy lakes.
While the Solo
Portage is intended to be a solo canoe,
yet it has the carrying capacity to be set up as a tandem canoe if you wish.
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