What kind of boat/canoe

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    I have an area I hunt that is a swamp with a creek that holds water that runs through middle. I am looking to get a boat/canoe to access the area via water. I have been looking at the beavertail 1200 anyone have any experience with this boat. I do not feel safe in normal. Anime due to the fact that I am big guy so I need a wide boat. Any help will be greatly appreciated[​IMG]


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    Thanks shocker99. Without boat ramp will be hard to launch a bigger aluminum boat


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    Whatever you end up with be sure to go out and practice in it. I use a pirogue, which are generally notoriously unstable, but I have spent a lot of time in it and never worry about tipping it even when loaded down with gear
     
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    Looks like a pretty good choice for stability but I would guess it is going to be pretty slow in the water so you will want to make sure you have a trolling motor setup. If you want to do the manual paddle, I'd look at a single canoe.
     
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    I've used one for the last 4 years to duck hunt & fish out of and it does a good job! One thing I would advise though is to get a sled like an Otter or a beavertail to pull behind it. It just makes it a lot nicer to have one to throw all of your gear in so you have a little more room. Also, if your going to use it for deer hunting you'd want a sled to haul a deer out with because it would be kinda crowded with you and a deer and all of your gear in it.


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    Another option is the MoMarsh Fatboy DP. Those are good and VERY stable!


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    I've been using an Old Town Hunter for years. I'm pretty comfortable in canoe though.
     
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    A canoe is going to move the best in the water and can carry a lot of gear and/or a deer. A flat bottom Jon boat is pretty stable but slow to paddle and not as quiet.

    If your paddling solo in a two person canoe place your gear up front to even out the weight and make it easier to stear the canoe.

    The key to keeping your balance in a canoe is keeping your head centered. If your head is centered you won't flip.
     
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    A canoe is going to move the best in the water and can carry a lot of gear and/or a deer. A flat bottom Jon boat is pretty stable but slow to paddle and not as quiet.

    If your paddling solo in a two person canoe place your gear up front to even out the weight and make it easier to stear the canoe.

    The key to keeping your balance in a canoe is keeping your head centered. If your head is centered you won't flip.
     

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