October 15, 2019, 5:50pm #1. hi all. Old Town Next vs Discovery 119 If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Secondary stability is just fine, but feels a little off when using a single bladed paddle in this canoe because I sit lower in it than other canoes I have used. It’s a different motion and bothers my shoulder less. 31 in / 78.7 cm. ... Hi, i’m french so i can be sorry for my English level I am not sure between Saranac and Guide 147, witch are approximately 150€ price difference, and this topic help me in my choice. I have the drab camo finish, so it 'ain't pretty', but it performs well. SHOP DISCOVERY 133 CANOES. Can this canoe be used by inexperienced canoeist? Offering the simplicity and utility of a classic solo canoe with the agility and sleek handling of a kayak, the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman hybrid canoe is a stable, lightweight boat that is easy to handle on and off the water. This canoe is also short enough that it is a perfect fit on top of my RAV4. I gotta disagree with your statement concerning kevlar vs. poly. Thanks Old Town, Have owned for 4 yrs. For any portaging over 100 yards it would be nice to have a yoke. I have experience in several types of boats. The high back rest is sturdy and comfortable. joco. You can also find them on the Old Town website for around $50. Old Town’s new Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman is a canoe and kayak hybrid; picture a small canoe paddled with a kayak paddle. There's even the Discovery Sport 15 Square Stern for small motoring and trolling. Paddle has cushioned shaft grip and is reinforced for pushing off from the river bottom. Its poly construction makes it very sturdy indeed--probably on a par with a rotomolded kayak. Old Town Vapor 10 XT Sit-Inside Kayaks. It’s specially made for Dicks Sporting Goods. When I got to the end, the boat was 1/3 full of water and I had a hard time getting it to shore and keeping it upright at the same time. However, there are a couple things…. Old town guide or Old town saranac? The material is thicker and considerably more stiff than the flimsy-feeling Royalex on the Old Town Pack canoe. It would be great too if the front was elevated a little. Decent single person canoe. I am also impressed with the material the canoe is made from (Polyethylene) as I find myself in not so still waters and also Portage a lot when I am camping and making River Runs. Old town guide or Old town saranac? I plan to raise the seat an inch or two and rise the front maybe 1/2" higher than the rear to eliminate the sliding. By Hirsch - Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:27 am - Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:27 am #1562081. Old Town Guide 147 Canoes. I use it anyway, but wouldn’t mind getting a 119. With the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman, Old Town delivers the ideal grab-n-go watercraft for anglers and hunters alike. Compared to Old Town’s popular Royalex Penobscot 17, the Penobscot 174 has a little less arch in the hull bottom cross-section, is a little longer, a little broader, and considerably heavier. I have been looking at the Old Town Discovery 119 for a while. As far as the Old Town Guide 119, it is a great solo canoe with excellent stability. I have 2 other canoes and 2 kayaks and for the purposes described like this one best. In 1999, Old Town adds 28,000 sq. However, I do plan to take it out next time. $899.99. Not a bad idea to carry both, since you'll have room! We have a great online selection at the lowest prices with Fast & Free shipping on many items! Hahaha, yeah, I hear ya. Initial stability is ok, secondary is pretty good. I am 57 years old and my biggest concern was the weight of the canoe. Great value and the camo color I have looks good too. 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