Want to do light white water

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  1. sjptak
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    I just retired and want a boat. I've had outboards, I/O's, small sailboats and canoes. At the moment I have nothing. I want to pick up a boat that I can car top, uses oars, and can handle some light white water. It will have to be able to haul some camping gear. I want to use it to go down the Farmington River in CT and primitive camp along the river and eventually use it in similar rivers and creeks in other states. I don't want to kayak or canoe, but more along the lines of a row boat style. With all that being said, what am I looking for? That type of boat must have a design name. What is it? Thanks.
     
  2. gonzo
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    Generically it is called a rowing boat. Canoes can be fitted with oars too and they perform well. That may be the more economic solution.
     
  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Would need to be a set-up to be rowed facing the direction of travel, or pack plenty of liniment for the stiff neck from looking behind all the time !
     
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    HaHa. I'm definitely going to need to pack liniment. I know I'll be sore.lol

    I know I've seen people doing this on TV, but never really paid attention to whether it was a dory, a skiff or some other style. I had considered canoes and kayaks, but.....I wanted to row a boat. I've even considered some sort of pontoon boat, perhaps an inflatable that I could use, but any portages would probably be darn near impossible.
     
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    glasser HELP U IF I CAN

    the name i believe your looking for is a river row boat this has the rowers seat facing the way the boat is traveling in so you see whats coming up the ones i have seen use a bit longer oars remember that for running rivers is a good plan have a spear oar other good thing if the boat is a bit older is a good cheap way adding flotation to it buy some cans of polyurethane spray fome for under the seats and Anny spot you can spay some in
     
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    garren Junior Member

    How do you think Hylan's plywood peapod would handle class 3 water?
     
  8. sjptak
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    YES!!!!! The drift boat should work perfectly. That is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks. I'm searching for plans right now.

    Stan
     
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    glasser HELP U IF I CAN

    remember to use water proof glues not water resistant uf 109 is a good marine glue i have used lots over the years this is a 2 part glue
     
  10. alaskamokaiman
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    alaskamokaiman Junior Member

    Might want to consider a Mokai save the back.
     
  11. cthippo
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    Interesting idea. Do you have any pictures of this sort of system working?

    Spam much? :rolleyes:
     
  12. alaskamokaiman
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    No Spam. Just my thoughts as an old man who can't kayak very far anymore and the against the wind stuff is killer.
     

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