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    Default G 17 Foot Grumman Aluminum Canoe

    There is not a square stern on this canoe, but is a square stern a necessity? Is $350 a good deal? I would like a 19 footer, but would 17 do for putzing around and maybe a hunting or fishing trip?

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    Re. the G-17 in particular, I can only reply based on research. I have found that there are still some bopats made by Grumman that have the thicker hull (per their claims in their on-line literature and those of dealers).

    The newer sq. sterns are not among them. At least not the 19 ft. model sq. sterns.

    It's been MANY years since I hung a motor off the side of a dbl. ender, but my thinking is this; you want the bottom of any -narrow- boat to be relatively flat in order to compensate for the potential pulling that the weight of a motor can cause. In that regard, a more broad sq. stern provides some of that stability.

    The apparent benefit of an Osage/Osagian, for example, aside from having a decent sq. stern option, is that it's about 44" wide at the beam.

    I personally wouldn't want to put a motor on the aft of a dbl ender, and expect to goose it.

    But the aluminum hulled freighters are a new issue for me.

    I'm more experienced with the wider Canadian marine canvas-covered, wood-ribbed freighters, with a fairly deep v hull at the taller bow, and with the hull flattening out at the stern. Those are a VERY stable boat. But many persons shy away from marine canvas over wood boats for obvious reasons (weight and durability being among them). But I've fished a bunch in them, and I'd give my eye teeth to have one.

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    There was an older 19' at the "used marine stuff" show today, w/ a Frb phone number. Watch the Frb News Minus and it may appear. I think he wanted $1600 obo?? As for a side-mount on a double-end canoe, forget it. I know folks use them and swear by them, and at me for saying to not do so, but they are an accident waiting to happen. I almost tipped my 19' square stern enough times to only imagine what would have happened in a 17' dbl w/ a side-mount. My two cents on the matter.

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    RIGHT ON FOR THE SIDE MOUNT THEY DO WORK BUT NOT FOR RIVERS THE 19 ft IS THE WAY TO GO FOR SIZE AN WEIGHT CARRING 2 PEOPLE AN A 50 INCH MOOSE AN CAMP GEAR [NO MOTOR]

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