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Minnesota 3 Description

Designed for three paddlers and their gear, the 20' MN 3 travels faster, with less effort than most tandems. A Boundary Waters Canoe Area campsite maximizer, the MN 3 will allow that ninth camper to come along while following the nine people, four canoes regulation. A sliding bow seat, fixed stern seat, and removable center seat accommodate three paddlers comfortably, and you can even add a fourth if
the whole family wants to come along. This is a fine cruising canoe that will hold all the gear and people you want to take.

Minnesota 3 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Seating Configuration: Tandem, 3+
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

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Minnesota 3 Reviews

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Great canoe, very lightweight…

Submitted by: paddler796572 on 6/11/2020
Great canoe, very lightweight but holds a ton of stuff. My only gripe is that the middle paddler can't apply much power because of how far it is to reach the water (boat is wide in the middle). Our group found it easiest for the bow and stern paddlers to paddle, while the middle man navigates. The navigator made for a shorter overall distance paddled, which was much better than zig-zagging slightly faster.

We used two of these boats in…

Submitted by: paddler232757 on 7/22/2008
We used two of these boats in kevlar for our group of 6 out for a week in the BWCA this summer. They tracked and paddled well, and we could still handle them in high winds. Comfortable seats and very steady loads. Easy to portage and load.

The only thing we did not like was the yoke system, as the yoke pads swiveled and were unstable and made for an awkward "lift" when they were out of position.

In all, a great choice for three people and lots of stuff.


We used this boat in the BWCA…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 8/9/2007
We used this boat in the BWCA this year. It was the finest 3 man boat we have ever used. We have used other manufacturers 3 man canoes, and prefer the MN III. It is faster(considerably), lighter to carry, and very stable. A great choice if you need a 3 man boat.

This canoe is every bit as…

Submitted by: paddler227980 on 1/11/1999
This canoe is every bit as nice as the Minnesota II. Our canoe of choice when BWCAW tripping with our 2 Labrador Retrievers and camping gear. This is the canoe you need when carrying extra weight. It will keep up with the Minnesota II's! Don't buy or rent this canoe thinking it will double as a solo boat, because of the seat in the middle. There is not enough weight to allow the boat to track. You will be blown all over the lake. Use it for its intended purpose (heavy loads, or 3 people) and you will love it!!!