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Old Town Guide 147 Canoe

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  • A wide beam provides extra stability, making this recreational canoe ideal for photography, fishing or family paddling
  • Slightly arched bottom provides stability when paddling in waves; stabilizing chines increase security for beginning paddlers
  • Sharp entry and exit lines allows canoe to glide efficiently with less paddling effort
  • 3-layer polyethylene offers excellent stiffness, high durability and light weight at an affordable price
  • Center yoke thwart offers manageable solo portaging while polyethylene decks with molded handles facilitate 2-person transport
  • Stout ash thwart and vinyl-wrapped gunwales enhance rigidity
  • Molded seats with supportive backrests provide daylong paddling comfort

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Old Town Guide 147 Canoe Specs
Best use
14 ft. 7 in.
38 inches
13 inches
74 pounds
Gunwales material

Old Town Guide 147 Canoe

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Rated 3.6/5 based on 5 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromnot stable at all Maybe I got a lemon, but this was the most unstable canoe I've ever been in. I could barely even paddle the boat without it wanting to pitch drastically. I think maybe the problem stems from the seats being basically level with the top of the boat. Most other canoes have them sunk in 3-4 inches at least.
Date published: 2012-06-09
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Canoe This is a pretty nice canoe. Its comfortable, fast, and maneuverable. I use mine for mostly class 2-3 rivers for day trips and on big multi-night trips. This canoe is meant for passengers I'd say no more than 200lbs each, it becomes a lot less maneuverable when there are bigger guys in it. Also when doing overnight trips you need to be pretty creative on how to pack all your gear into because of the lack of places to tie stuff to. The canoe material is very tough and durable, and does not leak anywhere.
Date published: 2009-04-18
Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat Canoe for the Price I had been looking for a decent canoe for a decent price for a while, this one really fit the bill! I have used it in both small ponds, and also on the Mississippi River. It handles both extremely well. I am preparing to put it through the rigors next spring witha BWCA trip, I am a little bit concerned about the amount of room to put stuff, but that's probably good to keep me from packing too much! It can be a bit tricky to fish out of because you are that much closer to the other person, just need to be aware of each other. I have dragged it accross a fair amount of rocks as well, and it shows minimal wear, a few scratches, but nothing to effect the integrity of the canoe. For a 14' 7" canoe, I wish it was a little lighter though. It compares in weight to some 17' aluminum canoes, but one nice benefit to this one is the yoke that you don't get with others.
Date published: 2009-09-27
Rated 4out of5
by fromsolid canoe My model is 4 yrs old, it is almost identical except there is no seat backs. We have it at our lake cabin for short distance,light recreation use. No portage or transfer. It is pretty heavy in my opinion. Easy movement and agile in water; material solid, no defects to date. 2 adults + a kid in the middle ok. Not meant for single person use - quite unstable.
Date published: 2009-09-27
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat family canoe I bought my Guide Series 147 in 2003 and I love it. It's a good value for the price. I have used mine on rivers and lakes for fishing, day trips, and camping. This canoe is great because it's very safe; I have tried to intentionally capsize this and found it difficult to do. (With a small child, I was initially concerned, but no longer.) Since then, I've taught the BSA Canoeing Merit Badge with it, and done the Nancy Lake (AK) Canoe Portage Trail, (7 portages in two days) and it has been a very durable canoe. I wholeheartedly disagree with the earlier comment that it is not meant for one person. I typically go alone and have no problems. Sit in the front seat, facing backwards, and you'll have no issues. It's a tad heavy, at 70 lbs, but i can carry it short distances by myself. My friends bought an identical one, to take their 5 yr old in, and they love theirs as well. Bottom line, you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2010-03-12

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