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    Default lightweight one man canoe/kayak

    Anybody know who makes the lightest one man canoe/kayak (hardshell) for doing interior lakes ?

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    Depends on what you mean by"doing interior lakes"....wenonah Kevlar/graphite solos... 30-33lbs mucho dinero....

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    thanks, 30 is close enough. appreciate the advice.

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    Old Town makes the Pack canoe. It weighs in at 33# It would be a whole lot cheaper and less prone to damage than some of the more exotic canoes. Life is full of trade offs!

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    Thanks, I've never done the Swan Lake canoe route on the Kenai Peninsula and I am studying on how to do it alone. So that means I'll be carrying the watercraft by myself. I don't want to overload an old guy for the portages so thats why I am looking into weights to carry.

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    I wouldn't want to get in too small a canoe, for too big a lake....The nice feature of the lightweight composites...17.5' canoe weighs 33lbs....handles big water and packs a load for tripping.....

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    I can relate to the "old guy" line. I bought a kayak to do the Nancy Lakes trail. I think it weights around 40#. I never found a good way to carry it, so just sling it over a shoulder. Takes me a day to recover so I can move my arms. I'd much rather carry our full sized Mad River canoe due to it's yoke and balance.

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