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    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.

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    Probably a hindrance in rough water....

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    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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.
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    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
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    Default Albany is big and stable too

    Quote Originally Posted by Sid View Post
    ...# 3 get an HB [Scott Hudson Bay] canoe it will take a lot of water but heavy an cost a lot ...
    #4: Get a Scott Albany canoe because they are also.

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