Very nice looking unit. But I did have to laugh at their "rough water" demonstration footage... Gimme a break; that's far from rough water. I've had my outriggerless freighter in water many, many times rougher than that, and never once thought I was going over.
Probably a hindrance in rough water....
they will help when water starts to come over the bow in ruff water a lot better that not having them, that being said they are not the best for rivers or streams to wide for most streams an a few rivers, log jams an beaver dams
I've often thought of taking large, long boat fenders and utilizing them. Mounting one on each side about amidships.
Should work just fine and be very inexpensive.
One of Dan's pictures posted here showed two canoes (collapse able ones?) with at least one of them doing that with boat fender type floaties; he does lots of float trips, so that's likely good stuff. Dan? Yoo hoo!
Probably prohibitively expensive, but I wonder why I've never seen anyone just use float plane floats as a catamaran?
It would likely be just as expensive, just as narrow, and more stable to just get another canoe and make a cat.
I shopped boat fender floats for the same purpose about a year ago.
When all is said and done though I like the versatility of two canoes, though I am spoiled with nice wide waterways.
Science has a rich history of proving itself wrong.
the bottom line outriggers are great on big water, in small rivers / streams in Alaska they will get in the way more that help there are a lot of things you can do to help
# 1 put a pice of fome on the side of your canoe an bolt/riveit to the canoe
a few years back there was a small canoe did that to make it light an stable
# 2 put a secomd canoe an make a CAT out of the 2 canoes
# 3 get an HB canoe it will take a lot of water but heavy an cost a lot
there are 3 different idea's