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Discovery Sport 15

by Old Town Canoe and Kayak

With a square stern, the Discovery 15 can be paddled traditionally or motored with up to a 4 HP motor. Extremely versatile, the Discovery 15 is great for any outdoor enthusiast. Designed with full-length stabilizing chines and a generous beam, the Discovery 15 provides a dry and confident ride. Whether rowed, paddled or motored, you’ll enjoy the Discovery 15.

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The old town canoe Discovery 15 is a very sturdy and stable…

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The old town canoe Discovery 15 is a very sturdy and stable canoe. The rubber enhancements are at the right spots for taking expected dings during paddling and putting in/out of the water. My rating of 9 rather than 10 is due to the weight, difficult for one person to move on land without a roller system.

My husband and I purchased the Old Towne Canoe at Dicks in…

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My husband and I purchased the Old Towne Canoe at Dicks in Louisville, KY. We love to float the river and fish. It is so peaceful and relaxing. This canoe is one of the smoothest canoes we have owned. It flows through the water and the material is very durable. We float directly onto the shore in the gravel and never have any trouble. The dry box is good for storage and it has plenty of room for two people. I would recommend this particular canoe for couples that enjoy floating.

Paddling and rowing this is a very stable canoe. I happened…

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Paddling and rowing this is a very stable canoe. I happened to have a 5 hp motor, the maximum this canoe is rated at and found it to be unstable. I don't know if a smaller motor would have been more stable. It made my brother in law and I very concerned and the two of us are reasonably experienced paddlers. It works well with a trolling motor and two people in the canoe. On a windy day one person has a difficult time controlling the canoe from the rear seat with a trolling motor.

Bought this for a trip to Grand Mesa, Colorado, and various other…

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Bought this for a trip to Grand Mesa, Colorado, and various other small lakes around northern Arizona. Two old fat guys felt safe and stable fishing in the Discovery Sport 15. I was skeptical of any kind of canoe, but this little boat is as advertised, super stable. I'd call it the ideal small family fishing boat. My only real complaint is the weight. Loading and unloading it from the top of the shell on my truck was a chore. Since I've gotten home I tracked down a trailer and made this package the ideal flat water fishing rig. A little more problem to travel with but worth the extra trouble to not load and unload it from 6 feet in the air. Doable with help, but a real a$$ breaker for one old fat guy.

This is THE canoe for flatwater hunting and fishing. The keel keeps…

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This is THE canoe for flatwater hunting and fishing. The keel keeps it from spinning like a top with every breeze. Very stable for a canoe, handles rough water and boat wakes with ease. Yes it is heavy, that is because it a deeper hull than most canoes. I would much rather be out in this than a smaller canoe in cold-weather conditions. I load/unload it by myself in the bed of a pickup without much trouble. I currently use a trolling motor on it, it tracks straight and turns easily.

I put mine on top of a minivan and haul it everywhere…

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I put mine on top of a minivan and haul it everywhere. You can load it on top, solo; it takes some effort, but if you're reasonably fit, you can do it. I like this boat/canoe. The 17, I think, is too much to handle, solo, loading it on the minivan. That is where I draw the line.

It is stable enough for hunting and fishing. But it is heavy…

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It is stable enough for hunting and fishing. But it is heavy. I wish I bought the 17' model because there's no much difference between 110 lbs and 119 lbs. And longer canoe is better for poling. Yes you can pole it in shallower water (<6') which is much better than paddling. The 3.5hp outboard (27 lbs) will make it moving at 10 mph.

15', Deep Green, Square Back, Crosslink 3. We chose this canoe…

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15', Deep Green, Square Back, Crosslink 3. We chose this canoe for its stability. We can put our young children in it and it is always stable. The square back allows easy use of a small trolling motor, which makes it easier and faster to rush back to shore when the kids demand it!

I would have rated it a 10 for our purposes, except: It is really very heavy. Forget hoisting on the car solo. I am considering a trailer, because it takes so much out of us to lug it on and off. I would have paid more money if they made this model in a lighter material. The next canoe will be lighter, even if we must trade some stability. Once it is in the water, it is a joy for three or two and two kids.