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Mad River Journey 156 Canoe


    Mad River Journey 156 Canoe

    The Mad River Journey 156 canoe offers stability, versatility and high durability. It's perfect for your favorite summertime flatwater.

    • $899.00

    Item # 816914

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    • Similar in construction to Royalex® hull, triple-layer polyethylene construction offers high flotation, excellent durability and low maintenance
    • Advanced molding techniques put more material in the high impact areas and less in the low impact areas, resulting in a light and stiff hull
    • Symmetrical, shallow-arch hull offers excellent tracking on flatwater and high stability
    • High-volume hull with gently rockered ends provides excellent tracking
    • The Mad River Journey 156 canoe features webbed seats and sculpted portage yoke
    • Vinyl gunwale offer excellent durability; molded carry handles at bow and stern decks aid in transport

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    Item 816914

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    Mad River Journey 156 Canoe Specs
    Best use
    15 ft. 6 in.
    37 inches
    15 inches
    80 pounds
    1,131 pounds
    Hull construction
    Gunwales material
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Weight capacity (lbs)

    Mad River Journey 156 Canoe

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    Rated 4.0/5 based on 2 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromdont judge a book by its cover I took this on a 4 day conoe trip down the black river and the chehalis and it worked perfect threw rapids. it had really good stability. if your looking to by a conoe buy this one. it was really nice to portage when i got shoulder pads.
    Date published: 2011-05-11
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromEasy to buy, easy to damage Bought this boat to replace and Old Town Camper. Was a great looking boat and the price was fantastic. I use this canoe mostly on lakes with a bolt on sail kit and to transport wife, dogs and gear to an island campsite. For us it is a useful canoe. It paddles well and tracks straight. If it were longer it would probably track straighter. Out Old Town was a 16 footer and this one tracks almost as well. It is a tad heavy but that is not to much of a concern, for transporting you can use one of those two wheeled dollies and it is not problem loading and moving it around. With two people it is not issue at all. With the sail kit installed it is a fast and extremely fun canoe to have at the lake. Paddling solo is no problem because the seats are placed right for either tandem or solo, depending on which seat you use. With the wood thwarts and web seats it looks like a very expensive canoe. The gunwhales are on tight and do not have any 'bulges" along their length. The boat seems very well put together. It has also proven to be very stable, it is easier for my wife to climb in and out (in open water)and to haul the dogs in and out without tipping as much as the Old Town did. The only complaint/concern that I have is that the skin seems very fragile. While loading this canoe I had to gently roll it over in a parking lot. ( a maneuver that I have done many many times with the Old Town) and it got a pretty bad "scar" on the bow. ( I was holding it by the stern) It almost looks shredded. Since then I have been very careful not to "beach" it, or let it come in contact with hard surfaces. I am not sure if this is normal for this canoe. Perhaps this is why it is so inexpensive. The Old Town canoe stood up to years and years of this sort of "abuse" and although scratched did not show the amount of damage that this Mad River Canoe shows. I am not sure if I have buyers remorse or not but next canoe is going to be another Old Town.
    Date published: 2013-12-20

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