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    All aboard!


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    That is certainly going to be way more stable than a canoe. If you are really wanting to have the ways life I am sure it would take a small electric engine as well. The only issue would be that in Scoland you don't have the same access rights if you are using an engine.

    You may even find that as Isla gets more used to being on the water in the dingy she also becomes more settled when in the canoe. Either way it looks like you could have a solution for the water based camping trips anyway.
    John

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    Thought it was looking quite unstable till I saw the seatt in there. Looks like a good solution.

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    You're honoured sir, Peppergirl has left you a reply with more than 5 words.

    A very entertaining write up as usual & like the others I had my doubts about the boat before it was fully assembled. It looks like a very versatile vessel & plenty of room to carry camping equipement (hint, hint )

    Glad Isla has found her 'river legs' & can now join you on your watery escapades without rocking the boat

    She probably won't like me saying this but she looks damn cute in that camo life jacket of hers.
    Properly trained, a man can become a dog's best friend.

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    There is something about a camo lifejacket for dogs that appeals. I nearly bought one for Sam but went for the brith orange on the theory that she would be easier to spot in the water.
    John

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    I am very impressed with how the boat performed and its stability. I have thought about an outboard, it will take a 6hp or any size electric. I do like the idea of the electric outboard, quieter and easier to store/transport. Just the leisure battery to maintain and charge.

    The boat is 12ft 6in (3.58m) long, at its widest 5ft (1.52m) and 2ft (61cm) depth. When folded, 12ft 6in (3.85m) long x 2ft (61cm) wide and thickness of 3in (7.6cm) front to 7in (17.8cm) at rear. Maximum capacity 670lbs (305kg). It weighs about 87lbs (39.5kg) and very easy to load onto the car roof rack.

    I think it will prove to be the best solution for further water based exploration and camping adventures with Isla and anyone else who cares to join in.

    I had a very hard time trying to find the camo buoyancy aid for Isla, they seemed to be as rare as rocking horse poop. I did also consider the idea of the red/orange one for safety/ease of locating Isla if she was to fall overboard, especially from a powered craft or fast flowing water.

    "She probably won't like me saying this but she looks damn cute in that camo life jacket of hers." She does not like comments like that, she loves them!

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    If you look on ebay ther are loads of camo dog PFDs to choose from.

    The advantage of an outboard is you can see where you are going as opposed to rowing with your back to the direction of travel.
    John

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