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Canoe outriggers

Postby lipsnagger » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:25 am

Any good suggestions for out riggers on canoes?
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Postby Clay Walters » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:39 pm

Don't do it.



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Postby roverguy » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:46 pm

Honestly with a little practice you will be able to stand and fish w/ out any... I'll bring and leave the canoe with you so you can get a little bit of practice in the next few weeks :mrgreen:
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Postby lipsnagger » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:28 pm

That made my day :o
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Postby derekp » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:09 pm

I thought about those years ago...for about 2 minutes. Problem is I fish rivers and I go between too many rocks for outriggers to have much of a life expectency.

If you want a canoe to stand out of, I suggest one that is 33-34" wide minimum and the bottom to be almost flat. This will all depend on how heavy and tall you are. A small light guy can stand in a thinner craft.
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Postby lipsnagger » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:54 pm

Dude I am a giant. 6'4 adn 270lbs not a wee man at all. But always up for a challenge.
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Postby derekp » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:42 am

Yo lipsnagger,

Be thinking 35" min. More like 38" to be safe.

I am at 205 lbs and 5'11" and 35" wide is OK in my OT Disco. I have never even tried to stand in my 32" wide OT Pack. Waste of time to even try.

Like some really cool people have offered above, you can also try out my OT Disco 158 (35" wide) any time you want to at least give you something to compare. I'm in the "upstate" (you near Columbia, right?) but will be willing to meet you half way. There is a posssibilty I will be at the I26/I385 junction sometime in the PM first Sat in April. Depends on several things. Maybe like after dark. However, you got to get it back by the CAFE cause Jack and Maniac might get offended. :lol:

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Postby roverguy » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:26 am

The OT Guide that you have so much experience wet :lol: and dry w/ is 38" wide, I can stand, cast, jump up and down etc. in it w/ a little practice on a dry day by yourself you'll be sight casting before you know it...
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Postby Dux-n-Dawgs » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:55 pm

The latest issue of Bowhunter magazine has an interesting setup of outriggers for a canoe. The guy used four 5 gallon buckets, 2 on each side and had them bolted to a 2x4.

He used it for bowfishing carp.

If you're wanting it for fishing, I say just learn to balance. Those 'riggers are going to hang on stuff like mentioned above.
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Postby tygerbass » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:31 pm

I'm a good sized guy, 6'1 220 and have no problem standing and fishing out of mad river explorer 16ft 36in shallow vee bottom even with an 82 lb lab in the boat. A lot easier to stand in the very middle of boat.
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