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I found a good deal on a canoe, but i can't decide between a canoe and a gheenoe. I would use it to mainly fish tailwaters around here like the Upper Hooch and the Tacooa. I have fished from both and I like the fact that you can stand and fish from the gheenoe. I am worried that the gheenoe might not be as sturdy for running over rocks. I have seen some gheenoes with holes from running into docks and i have taken a canoe over a days worth of shoals with not so much as a scratch. Does anyone have any feedback on this or any other pros and cons.
02-02-09, 10:33 PM
while I really like the gheenoe for it's versatility I don't think the fiberglass would be very shoal friendly.
02-03-09, 10:33 PM
gheenoes are motorable and canoes are paddle-able, but neither really do both.
Just food for thought.
a canoe is great on the taccoa when the water drops, and a motor is not really practical during normal low flows.
gheenoes are great on the upper hooch which is not as rocky as it is sandy, but they do not paddle well at all.
02-04-09, 12:12 PM
Check out NuCanoe. :cool:
I can put my electric motor on it and paddle like a kayak.
It's pretty stable, which allows for standing.
It's very tough. Rocks pose no problem.
The downside is that it's heavy. My 2 person 12 footer is nearly 100 lbs.
Take a look at the web site: http://www.nucanoe.com
I got mine at Up the River Outfitters in Buford.
Thanks for the help guys. I have decided to go the kayak route. I think it will serve my purpose better than a canoe. I have been looking at the NuCanoes, but i don't like the extra weight and width that comes with it. If anyone is looking to get rid of a SOT kayak, preferably a Native, let me know.
02-05-09, 08:12 AM
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