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Mad River Adventure 14 Canoe


    Mad River Adventure 14 Canoe

    Mad River® Adventure 14 provides stable paddling performance for both the entry-level paddler and those looking for a reliable family canoe.

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    Item # 750860

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    • Design is well-suited to a casual family paddle trip around the lake, early morning fishing or even an overnight trip
    • Multi-chine hull design delivers stability, rigidity and excellent tracking; shorter hull length means easier handling and transport
    • Extended decks offer protection from sun and spray while a rolled gunwale provides extra rigidity
    • Adjustable comfort seating system on bow and stearn seats use contoured EVA foam for increased comfort and grip
    • Center bench seat adds seating for a third paddler
    • Rotomolded from the same durable material as Wilderness Systems kayaks, Gen2™ high-density polyethylene
    • Gen2 high-density polyethylene construction offers performance, rugged durability and affordability
    • Design features generous tumblehome which allows canoe to be paddled easily with standard canoe paddles or longer kayak paddles (230cm +)
    • Multiple beverage holders and storage trays are included for paddler comfort

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    Item 750860

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    Mad River Adventure 14 Canoe Specs
    Best use
    14 feet
    37 inches
    14 inches
    75 pounds
    Padded / foam
    875 pounds
    Hull construction
    Gunwales material
    Seat type
    Number of paddlers
    Weight capacity (lbs)

    Mad River Adventure 14 Canoe

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    Rated 4.9286/5 based on 14 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat First Canoe Bought this canoe after relocating to MN and being a first timer, love it. Tracks well and easy to guide. I use my kayak paddle and utilize the middle seat for solo trips. Has enough room for a two day trip down the St. Croix, able to use the back seat when the front is loaded down. This isn't the lightest canoe, but still a great buy overall.
    Date published: 2009-02-24
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromFun, comfy canoe. We have the 16 foot version and it is a blast. Your back will not hurt either since there is an awesome back rest. You can even attach a trolling motor and take it fishing with your buddy! A fun boat. My husband said it even handled the rapids well:-O
    Date published: 2007-09-11
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromIt was a great choice. It isn't the HEAVIEST canoe, but it's closer to heavy than light. Combined with the fact that it has a middle seat instead of a yoke, it's not an easy canoe to portage. Takes 2 guys, carrying comfortable handle at back and front. So... it's not ideal for the Boundary Waters. But then, it wasn't meant to be a BWCA canoe. That said... I did take to the BWCA... and it perfomed fine. Tracked fine thru the wind, is nice and stable when loaded down. I'll take it there again. Now, for other pursuits... taking a day trip down a river... fishing on a lake... exploring a lake... with my kids... IT HAS BEEN GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! I've used it a lot this summer... and I really like how if floats and handles. It has higher "secondary stability" than "initial stability"; which, I like, especially when power boat waves hit. It is even good to float alone, either with weight in the front to keep the nose down, or by sitting in the middle seat. And the curved in hull (tumblehome) actually does make paddling easy; you hold the paddle closer to you. Without a long of space in front of the front paddler, s/he can get spashed a bit. I have a small truck to carry it in, so the 14' size is nice.. I'd only get the 16' version if I really wanted the extra space to haul stuff; otherwise, why store the xtra 2 feet? I'm very happy with it. It has been a good choice for me and my 2 boys. And yes, the backrests and cup holders are nice. Have you ever tried to fish while your Gatorade and spare tackle are rolling about the bottom of the canoe? Nah. Just put 'em in the cup holders!
    Date published: 2007-09-26
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Canoe Great buy, I have had mine for 2 summers now and I could not have asked for more. I have had it on the river about a dozen times. I am definitly a recreational paddler and it has suited all of my purposes fine. I love the space for camping gear. It is very easy to manuver when compared to all the aluminum ones I have rented in the past. I would buy it over tomorrow.
    Date published: 2008-02-21
    Rated 5out of5
    Date published: 2008-05-30
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNice family canoe I was looking for a canoe that would work well for fishing alone but also for taking the family (wife and 2 year old) on lake and river trips. I was very nervous about purchasing one without trying it out and thought that I would have to try more than a few canoes before finding one that would work for me solo (at 6'2, 300 lbs). While the rear seat obviously didn't work solo, the middle seat was perfect. The canoe sat almost flat and felt very stable. With my wife in the front and 2 year old in the middle it was just as stable, as long as my wife was not paddling (she likes to lean over to get her paddle in the water). I'm very happy with this canoe and looking forward to getting lots of use from it.
    Date published: 2008-09-30
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromEcellent canoe for Families This canoe is excellent for day trips on flat water. The seat make paddling all day a breeze. Things to know before you buy. It is heavy and there is no yoke. Makes putting it on the car (solo) a challenge.
    Date published: 2009-08-13
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromPleasant Surprise We bought this canoe for myself(60 yr old 6ft3inches and 300 lbs) my wife 5ft3 and 120 lbs and my son 7yr old 4ft3 and 70lbs. With me in the rear son in middle seat and wife in front.. it is well balanced and showed a lot of stability. Our first outing was a bit nerve racking as it was more than 20 yrs since I'd paddled and the first time for my wife and son.We spent 2 hours on Lake Wylie and had great fun. My son fishing from middle seat appreciated`the stability. We did wobble sometimes when my wife shifted her weight, but there was no spill !! Next outing the following week was down at Edisto Beach in the St Helena Sound. We paddled up Big Bay Creek and wash from power boats was not a problem. We gained more confidence and think its a great addition to our lives.Paddling for me in the rear with a back rest is very comfortable.. I use a kayak paddle and was surprised at the turn of speed and manouvrability. Later we took it out to sea, in modest conditions it was fine. I don't know yet what it's like to launch in waves. we will see !!! However I heartily endorse this canoe its a fun boat with room to fish and carry enough day gear.. very pleased and when this one wears out would consider the 16ft version..
    Date published: 2009-09-16

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