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12'9" Traditional Reviews

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  • 12' 9" Length
  • 38" Width
  • $999.99 MSRP

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(4 Consumer Reviews)

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A numerical rating for...

A numerical rating for these canoes may be a bit misleading as different canoes are designed for different uses. The only reason I didn't give them a higher rating is because they are not fast. These canoe have their priorities very well designed in. They are extremely stable in not to rough of conditions. The long keel line keeps them going straight very well for a short canoe. They hold a ton for their length. Their appealing lines harken back to some early birch bark designs.

These canoes have been produced by others since about the 60s. The present owners have made many improvements to structure so they are lighter and tougher than some of the earlier manufactured models.

If you need a short stable canoe and aren't concerned about making a lot of miles in a day, this may be the perfect canoe for you, and you can't beat the price. It's a lot of canoe for the money.

I will never buy another...

I will never buy another canoe. A very stable platform and beautiful lines.
Despite it's size it can hold 4 people... if you had to. Using it for canoe day trips, multiple day trips, fishing and hunting.

These canoes have a nice...

These canoes have a nice design, but the craftsmanship is 2nd rate. I don't think these guys have been building canoes for very long. If I could do it over again, I would probably go a different route.

My primary use of this...

My primary use of this canoe is for trapping. In our family we have 2 Golden Hawks. 1 was won at a Wisconsin Trappers Convention. We are very happy with the performance and stability they've given us over the years. These canoes are great no matter what activity you are using them for.