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Explorer

by Coleman

Reviews

My grand daughter and I Love This Canoe, it is easy for…

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My grand daughter and I Love This Canoe, it is easy for us to maneuver. We do need help getting it to the creek, that's what papaw is for. We can be gone for hours exploring the creeks and lakes around our house as we get better we plan on moving to some of the state parks. I love getting her out of the house and away from electronics!

Bought the canoe in spring last year (2004) for rouglhy 650$ CDN…

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Bought the canoe in spring last year (2004) for rouglhy 650$ CDN. Good canoe for beginners. Me & wife went even on canoe-camping for a night. Loaded with gear for 2 days, behaved really good in small rapids (R1, R2)and was quite stable. The only bad point: canoe is dam heavy for portage! At some point, we just dragged it along the river. The plastic construction made it virtually non destructible: we paddle for 3 years now and we were beginners at that time: we hit a lot of rocks and knocked it all around.

If you wanna take a passenger, this one HAVE TO BE seated on the bottom of the canoe,not on the middle seat because then, it become REALLY UNSTABLE.

Overall good beginners canoe.

Lovely looking boat, liked the cool box but canoe a bit unstable…

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Lovely looking boat, liked the cool box but canoe a bit unstable, experiencd paddlers fell out on the first bend in our local river. (could have been the hooch)

This boat is somewhat slow, but it's tough and darn stable! An…

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This boat is somewhat slow, but it's tough and darn stable! An excellent craft for the Midwestern lakes and rivers that I use for recreation, the Coleman (actually made by Pelican) Explorer is tops!

Update to review.... have has Canoe out about 20 times this year…

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Update to review.... have has Canoe out about 20 times this year so far, and it is great. Remove the built-in cooler cover so passenger in the middle can sit lower, makes canoe way more stable. Will attempt the St. Croix River ( New Brunswick) July 19, and I'll see how it performs in moving water....

Had my clunker cedar strip stolen last year and was looking for…

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Had my clunker cedar strip stolen last year and was looking for an economical canoe for recreational paddling. Purchased for 524 CDN, and it included paddles and a built-in cooler! Minor assembly required, but this canoe looks great as a family paddler.

Purchased at national discount warehouse store, this canoe was well worth the…

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Purchased at national discount warehouse store, this canoe was well worth the $399 price. The plastic seats and middle seat/cooler were easy to install with a wrench and electric screw driver (30 minutes). For a canoe which is left outside during the summer, dragged over rocks and frequently used kids, the Coleman Explorer has held up well. Not a racer, but a good value for the $.