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I do a lot of kayak fishing but I have been thinking about buying a canoe so I can try to get the rest of the family to go have a little fun with me. I have 10 yr old twins who love to fish. I really was in no hurry to make a purchase since winter is about here but I came across this for $50 on Craigslist. Now I know absolutely nothing about canoes so I was wondering is this worth buying and putting a little work into or would I be better off just spending some $ later this spring. Though it might be a fun winter project. Would mostly be fishing rivers.

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Yeah, that boat will be noisy, will grip rocks and the keel will make it hard to turn when on a river. It would be a good pond boat, a bargain too.

His father touches the Claw in spite of Kevin's warnings and breaks two legs just as a thunderstorm tears the house apart. Kevin runs away with the Claw. He becomes captain of the Greasy Bastard, a small ship carrying rubber goods between England and Burma. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, 1974

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If I were going to put a family with 2 10 year old's in a canoe it would be nothing less than an Old Town Discovery 169 or a Guide 160. There are lots of used ones around and most important they are very stable and the kids can be kids in one.

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For $50 you cant go wrong..That would be a good boat to mount a 3hp, or a troller on and run it around a small lake, pond, or a big slow river...Wouldn't want it on anything shallow, or twisty...but it would do in a pinch. I'd save up for a 17' tandem in Royalex or Polylink...no keel, not too much rocker.

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Don't forget the dreaded aluminum itch. That's what you get after sitting on an aluminum seat all day while wearing wet jeans or cut-offs. At least, I used to get it.

Hahaha, we call that affliction boat azz.

His father touches the Claw in spite of Kevin's warnings and breaks two legs just as a thunderstorm tears the house apart. Kevin runs away with the Claw. He becomes captain of the Greasy Bastard, a small ship carrying rubber goods between England and Burma. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, 1974

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with 2 ten year olds, get a flat bottom jon boat for a couple of years. Take them perch jerkin on flat water. When they get to 13 or 14 years old and maybe still want to be around you, then think about a canoe or even kayaks for them. But I bet by then they could care less about being in a boat with you, or even close to you. Good luck!

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