Radisson/SportsPal canoes?

Radisson/SportsPal canoes?

Post by Keith Hatful » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Looking for opinions, raves, and/or caveats concerning Radisson/SportsPal
canoes.  Never seen them but ran across some pictures doing a web search.
The "transom" model looks interesting for fishing, which is my primary
application.

Thanks!

Keith Hatfull
Woodbury, MN

 
 
 

Radisson/SportsPal canoes?

Post by Lloyd Bowle » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Looking for opinions, raves, and/or caveats concerning Radisson/SportsPal
> canoes.  Never seen them but ran across some pictures doing a web search.
> The "transom" model looks interesting for fishing, which is my primary
> application.

They are okay for fishing. Nice & wide & stable (& slow). Don't make the
mistake of thinking that you can paddle them very far. Stick to using an
outboard or buy a real canoe.
P.S.  I hate outboards.

--
Lloyd Bowles
The Mad Canoeist
"Keep the open side up!"

 
 
 

Radisson/SportsPal canoes?

Post by Joe Pylk » Sat, 05 Sep 1998 04:00:00

        Here in NJ you don't see them sold in the usual paddling stores, but not a
few outdoor sports stores which mainly serve fishermen and hunters do carry
them.  They are very stable so you can stand up in them but this also means
that you're not going to paddle far.  If you're a fisherman working a local
lake, poking about in the lilypad beds, they would probably work well.  But
if you took it on an overnite or multiday fishing trip, you'd be pretty
well tired out from the paddling.  Their stability translates into more
work keeping them going forward and straight.



Quote:
> Looking for opinions, raves, and/or caveats concerning Radisson/SportsPal
> canoes.  Never seen them but ran across some pictures doing a web search.
> The "transom" model looks interesting for fishing, which is my primary
> application.