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3 C’s of the family canoe

If you’re looking for fun outdoor activities with the family, consider a trip on a watercraft like a canoe. With a little planning, a family canoe trip can be an adventure well worth teaching your kids “What I Did This Summer”. Here are some considerations for a family canoe cart.

  1. Capacity. If you’re weighing family kayaks or family canoeing trips there are pros for everyone, but having the extra space of a canoe can help. The extra capacity, which can be up to 1000 pounds, is beneficial for carrying items like refrigerators, snacks, fishing gear, diving nets, and other children’s activities.
  2. Quiet. Choose a day with good weather and light wind. A good place for an inaugural family canoe trip is a pond or small lake where waves and currents don’t complicate things. Beginners tend to correct sensations of imbalance, so the best canoe for family outings is one that focuses on a remaining stall. Small, slow rivers and streams are also good options, but current and transportation logistics are even more complicated.
  3. communication. Steering controls are mostly from the back seat of a family canoe, but the crew member in the front seat has the superior vantage point. With this vision, the front passenger must be able to clearly and promptly communicate navigation information such as the position of submerged boulders, tree trunks or gravel banks. Also, when making family canoe trips, keep in mind that some family pairings may work better than others when multiple canoes are required. (You know what I’m talking about.)

Take all necessary safety precautions, e.g. B. wearing life jackets. Plan for the chance of a tipping over by securing your gear and putting your phone or camera in a waterproof bag. I’ve also read that an inflatable family canoe may be easier to hold upright than a regular canoe. This can also be an option if you have limited storage space or want to transport something more easily.

Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida but raised on the banks of farm ponds in Oklahoma, he now hunts pike, small bass and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After graduating with a degree in zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, in the US state of Iowa and the US state of Michigan.

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