We were on the river for 5 days and four nights. When I'm in it by myself, or with my 4 year old, it is rock solid. It is also too short and wide for only flatwater purpose. Secondary stability means it feels tippy, it leans a lot, but you'll find that it's harder to lean it so far that you tip over. I'm amazed at how well it glides on the small lakes. Replacing the wood gunwales on my 1982 Mad River Canoe. No fear. I paddled tandem approximately 1/4 of the time and solo the rest. which gives me a high center of gravity. It handles really well even in the roughest of waters. Take a look. This canoe has been used every year since then, almost weekly on the New and James rivers and is still going strong. This canoe is tough as nails. I won't hesitate to recommend it to any paddler! Finde großartige Plätze zum Kanadierfahren und lerne wie du dein Kanu und die Zeit auf dem Wasser optimal nutzen kannst. The boat is not the best straight line tracker....such as lakes but it does ok. Its great for day trips or extended trips. Mad River does a great job in trimming their canoes. Mad River Explorer, 16' ABS, my good friend for 20 years has tracked truly and pivoted into eddies with a lean and a stroke. This canoe as a family cruiser. It is tough as nails with the "tripletough" trihull design. Es gibt den Explorer darüber hinaus in einer leichten und noch steiferen Kevlar-Variante, die wenig verbreitet ist. Easy to portage despite its weight due to excellent balance. Original Explorer design is a benchmark when it comes to versatile canoes. Highly recommended. The keel allows you to lean to the opposite side you are paddling on for quicker turns. I suspect the people that gave it great reviews haven't paddled many other brands. It is not a particularly fast boat. I found both initial and secondary to be great. Though compared with rec kayaks it does well as far as speed. Caned seats. Well, the recreation is turning into a long-term love and I have been very pleased overall with the MR 14 - at 69 lbs, it is 'manageable' loading, un-loading, portaging, etc. Condition is Excellent. The 16 is so nice I just got the 15 in Royalex for solo paddling. Royalex® canoes can be susceptible to cold cracks due to hull contraction and expansion. Mine has held up great for over 9 years now. Very good primary and secondary stability as well. Mad River Canoe Home. Wer auf der Suche nach einem handlichen Tandemcanadier für Tagestouren oder auch die eine oder andere Wochenendfahrt ist sollte den Mad River Explorer in die engere Wahl nehmen. I've floated slowly downriver with it as well as downriver raced with racing partners ages 4 to 79. No hassle, I brought the boat back, unloaded it and loaded up a new one. Snapped the right gunnel and seriously stretched and creased but did not tear the royalex. Regardless of blems I love the ride and expect to keep this one around for a long long time! The boat felt miraculous in righting itself. I do not own a Mad River Explorer, but have used them on both the John Day River in Oregon and the North Platte in Wyoming -- rivers where problems can lead to a long, long, hike out. I bought my Explorer 2nd or 3rd hand from a club. The beautiful ash gunwhales were practically rotting off. The announcement of the partnership was made at industry tradeshow Paddlesports Retailer last August in Oklahoma City. Its unique multi-chine hull design provides excellent stability, rigidity and tracking. Erstbesitz, gekauft vor etwa 25 Jahren. I would do squats in the boat to keep my legs in shape. While it's not the fastest boat on flat water it is very stable. I also have a seat/yoke mid thwart from Spring Creek so it is easier to solo and can be set up to row like a scull. MAD RIVER EXPLORER CANOE 16' 2003 - $2,000 (Rogersville) 2003 carbon fiber Mad River Explorer Canoe 16' is as new. Any help would be appreciated. i really wanted the stillwater 16 fiberglass, but went with my instints and i'm i glad. Nope...told me if I didn't like it, to take it back...I did, and bought a Nova Craft Canoe, which is the real thing...Check them out! With a heavier bow partner, the boat feels more like a snow plow. If you're looking for a boat to fish on the lake, especially if you like to stand up to cast, this won't be your boat. I’ve filled it full of blankets and slid down under the thwarts to sleep in the middle of a lake under a star filled sky.It’s been all over Minnesota, from going through the locks of the Mississippi River and even rigged up with a rowing kit for a week messing around on bigger lakes in the Boundary Waters.I mostly paddle it loaded, and it’s never let me down in big waves or long sets of boulder fields. It was beautiful but heavy and the wood rotted off twice. Royalex® canoes can be susceptible to cold cracks due to hull contraction and expansion. All in all this is a great canoe and if taken care of will give great service for decades while drawing many admiring comments. Warranty Registration; Replacement Parts; Shipping; Contact Us; Facebook; Twitter; YouTube ; Recreation. Lastly, I would not recommend this boat for running technical rapids. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community! Stable, beautiful hull design. The sides being a little high, it does catch the wind, so we found ourselves lateral to the waves a few times, and I am convinced that it would be nearly impossible to flip this canoe. raced and on and on and on. The weight is not too bad (72? More a kayaker than a canoeist, I consider myself an intermediate canoeist when this trip began. 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