This keeps your boat looking newer, longer, and offers a little extra protection. I can't get over how well it does everything! This canoe review of Swift’s 16-foot Keewaydin was first published in the Summer/Fall issue of Canoeroots magazine. But already, even just based on an inaugural test paddle, the boat has exceeded my expectations. We picked up our new Keewaydin 16 and gave it a good workout. They suggested the Combi after I gave them my wishlist (2up or solo, lightweight, mostly inland lake paddling, capable of a 1 week trip for 2). Too bad they have very few dealers in the U.S., most of them clustered in NY. Tested it in wind and waves and had good stability and very good speed. We loaded it with lots of gear and it handled great and paddled very good as loaded as it was and still quite fast. The easiest way to fix it is to apply silicone sealant and screw the plugs back in. It is incredibly easy to lift for car-top loading / unloading or for a portage carry. It makes for an ideal boat for canoe tripping in the UK or beyond.
Registered: 3/21/2016 Posts: 2. Posted: September 16th, 2012, 7:11 am . It’s a wonderful canoe to paddle tandem, which is what it was purchased for. Swift Carbon Fusion canoes are built with a urethane resin system for durability and longevity, ... Because the Keewaydin 16 Combi comes with a solo seat instead of a yoke, this detachable yoke for the balance point makes portaging quick and easy. It is a Dave Yost design with the usual Yost bubble-sided tumblehome and excellent manners. I’m not sure how David Yost manages to combine sea worthiness, initial stability, good tracking and turning all in one design. This is a quick review of our Swift Keeewaydin 17 canoe. It continues to be one of the most popular Swift canoes and is the perfect size for week-long tandem tripping. It’s about 34 lbs. The seat is beautifully-made, laminated cherry with wide, brown nylon webbing. Post subject: Speed of Swift Keewaydin 16 vs. Keewaydin 17. Read and submit reviews for the Keewaydin 16. Not as fast as a Magic but a little more well rounded overall. I was truly impressed with this boat on all three criteria. I wish I knew her name, but first there was the young woman at the Gravenhurst store whose knowledge and patience were greatly appreciated as she walked me through the options available to a kayaker who wanted to graduate to a solo pack canoe for interior camping. A really fun canoe - comfortable as well. พินของคุณเองใน Pinterest A couple of times I had to remind myself I was actually in a canoe and not a kayak. But these plastic plugs are made to thread into a female part installed on the hull, not threaded straight into thin kevlar. It is fast flatwater canoe having enough primary stability. I did not order the kneeling thwart even though I love to solo this canoe. There is absolutely zero oil canning as there has been with some of my other royalex canoes. New and used items, cars, real estate, jobs, services, vacation rentals and more virtually anywhere in Ontario. I am looking at the Keewaydin Combi 16 or maybe a prospector that I can paddle backwards when solo. I have an otter box for my 35mm camera that I use to support myself while kneeling. Stability is good as well - it feels a bit twitchy at rest but it lets you know what it is doing. I have tried Wenonah Solo Plus, Wenonah Escapade and It is forgiving enough though that I don't end up in a rock or in the water if I make a mistake. It does not track well in wind and waves if that is off - the adjustable front seat makes this a breeze to adjust for though... the boat requires a lot of communication with the bowman and likes to be steered from the bow. The Keewaydin 16. Please scroll down this page to see the current inventory. I have 10 years of canoeing background and this is my second canoe. Swift Keewaydin 17: Souris River Quetico 17: The article was originally published on Canoe & Kayak. In a notable “first” for the UK, Wilderness-Canoe.co.uk will be providing fully outfitted guiding and coaching using demo fleet – most commonly the Keewaydin 16, Keewaydin 17, Kipawa and Winisk. In calm speed is 7 - 7.5 km/h. This is a nice stiff boat so you're not wasting energy on any oil canning or hull rattling. The Keewaydin 15 offers an unparalleled balance of comfort and performance. I removed the plugs and there were several ounces (probably a cup at least) in each flotation tank, a bit more in the rear one. I can't speak for it's solo prowess and don't plan on using it solo. So I guess the old saying that form follows function holds true for this canoe. But it flexes a lot when I sit on it and so do the long cherry rails it slides on. For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube! All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community! The Kipawa was fast but not as fast as Keewaydin 16. Post subject: Speed of Swift Keewaydin 16 vs. Keewaydin 17. The Keewaydin 15 strikes an amazing balance between stability, speed, straight tracking and maneuverability. For short distances, I can kneel midship and manage the boat. It is a jack of all trades but really master of none. The Keewaydin 16 is a great tripping canoe that's remarkably efficient and works well in a variety of paddling situations. Read and submit reviews for the Keewaydin 15. Love DY designs. Keewaydin 16. Excelling in Fibreglass, Kevlar, Carbon. 2020 is nearly in the rearview mirror. A permanent solution would be to install the female part, if I had it, or just close the hole with fiberglass. Hi K2, We have a Swift Kipawa kevlar canoe. If you need a beautiful, light and performing canoe or kayak jump on board and save. With the same lowered seats and narrower paddling stations of the 17, the Keewaydin 16 is great for light weight weekend or week long adventures and spirited solo trips. The selection of materials, finishes and colors is huge. The carbon hull has proved to be extremely rigid. A dedicated solo is easier to paddle solo and less likely to be affected by the wind but the Keewayin 16 is a very fine canoe for solo paddling. I opted for aluminum gunwales, kevlar and an extra layer of gelcoat. Knowing this was my first canoe, they patiently explained its features, offered useful tips and advice, and took time to show me things like how best to get it on and off my shoulders for carrying and how best to get in and out of the boat at a dock or beach. I am in the process of making modifications to it and, if that doesn't work, scrapping it altogether and rigging a fixed seat. 27 ก.พ. But, he did it again. I can easily carry my canoe barrel, my dog, and another large backpack style dry bag, but would be more limited with a kneeling thwart. The initial consideration were weight, capacity and durability. Post Apr 06, 2014 #1 2014-04-06T19:28. A great all around performer! Prices generally range from $1600 to $2400, depending on the model, construction and condition. As for the boat itself, I can't wait to take it on a backcountry camping trip, and to reap the benefits of a pack canoe over a sea kayak for gear hauling and portaging. I’d also listen to CEW. The Keewaydin has exceeded expectations especially as a solo machine. It is shorter at, 16'6" than the Keewaydin 17', so I am unable to give a direct comparison. You'll find an extensive line of Swift Canoes at Lake George Kayak. There was a moderate breeze and some rolling waves and the boat handled great! It works well for me and does not cut the boat up as much as an additional thwart. Read reviews for the Keewaydin 15 by Swift Canoe & Kayak as submitted by your fellow paddlers. In stiff head winds it is capable to maintain approximately 6 km/h speed. Member. I am extremely impressed by the overall quality and attention to detail and the use of state-of-the-art materials and techniques. They nailed it. There's a nice little video on their site with DY talking about the boat and the rational for how he set up the rocker, etc. The not-so-good: Now that the kevlar on the edge of the holes got wet, it has become frayed and fuzzy, which may further damage the seal. Selling my Keewaydin 15 which was purchased in late August 2016 and very lightly used on local lakes only a handful of times - canoe is like new - asking $2950. Read reviews for the Keewaydin 16 by Swift Canoe & Kayak as submitted by your fellow paddlers. Now the seat flexes very little, feels great and the canoe is a bit lighter. The Prospector design has been a figurehead of Canadian canoeing since the beginning, and the Swift Prospector 16 is our contribution to its legacy and rich heritage. I have not paddled Mad River Malecite or Bell Northstar but I guess this canoe is one of the very best choices for flatwater canoeing both as tandem and solo. Check out a few other canoe recommendations below or explore all canoes to find the perfect one for you! Will the entire boat composite, it makes for an extremely light tandem canoe. Hi everyone, I am looking for a canoe that I can paddle tandem or solo on lakes/flat water and portage and carry camping gear, etc. good stuff. While the Kipawa offers unprecedented performance for experienced paddlers, it also provides a secure, big boat feeling for novices. The boat performs flawlessly on the water. After some trialing and research I finally settled on the Keewaydin 16 with a kneeling thwart. He has been instrumental in building some … Wolfgang Hölbling. But this is really a minor problem. Prospectors, Kipawa and Keewaydin. This canoe can somehow handle waves very gently. I didn't discover this until this morning when I went to use the boat again and heard some sloshing when I picked up the canoe. I would also like it to be a little higher. While the Kipawa offers unprecedented performance for experienced paddlers, it also provides a secure, big boat feeling for novices. If m vendor would have had a Keewaydin combi in stock, I might’ve gone that route. Kneeling thwarts aren't for everybody so make sure to try before you buy. I took the boat to a canoe shop and had them remove the sliding rails and fabricate aluminum hangers and rivet them to the inwales. Our Keewaydin 16 turned out perfectly. I’d go Keewaydin since it’s a newer design and seems like it would be more efficient with the narrow waterline. It would have given it a ten otherwise. My only misgiving with the Keewaydin is that it is not really a solo boat. Built from the foundation of a hundred years of dependability, the Prospector 16 has plenty of room for gear, surprising responsiveness, and stability that will put any paddler […] It is however very sensitive to weight ballast. Didn't know the Swift Kipawa Keewaydin 17 was similar and a DY design. The layup of this particular class is Swift's Gold Expedition. Turning and side slipping are effortless, while still tracking straight with normal correction strokes. I bought the Keewaydin 16 for flatwater canoeing both as tandem and solo usage tandem canoeing being more frequent usage. If you need a beautiful, light and performing canoe or kayak jump on board and save. The sliding seat flexes too much for my taste (full disclosure: I weigh about 225 lbs.). 33. I have the flax fusion ( I don't know if they even offer that now) and love the feel of this boat in almost every respect. So Keewaydin 16 had features that I wanted from my second canoe. My dog Lexi goes on her first canoe ride as well. I spent some serious money on this boat and have no regrets. Beautiful boats, extremely light yet durable. Few canoes can bring out the best in your paddling skills as well as the Kipawa. Swift Kipawa. This is really a very poorly finished detail in an otherwise amazingly well-made boat. I have been paddling this boat for 4 years now at least 50 days a year. Whether you're headed deep into the backcountry or around the cottage, the Keewaydin 15 will put you at ease, freeing you up to enjoy the beauty around you. I also fish from this canoe regularly. I believe this boat is a little beyond my skill level which is good because the better I get with it, the more it rewards me. Weight is supposed to be in the mid 30s, and it feels like it, but I haven't weighed it. The weight of our new boat (Textreme carbon fiber construction) is one of our favorite likes. Member. I really could not think of a bad thing to say about it so we are very happy with our new canoe. Whether you’re headed deep into the backcountry […] The level of customer service and the individual attention and expert advice I was given throughout researching and buying this boat have been nothing short of fantastic.
No Shipping before 31.8.2020!, Bootsanlieferung bis 100km Umkreis - Versand erst ab dem 31.8.2020! Sitting positions in Wenonah are very low and footbrace should be used in those Wenonahs. Wolfgang Hölbling. Performance: Fit and finish is top notch. Swift Keewaydin 15 solo Kevlar fusion with the Carbon Kevlar trim Clear coat, no fancy colors I'm getting some foam kneeling pads they sell with it Stilt slightly undecided about the sliding seat. The performance lies in its enhanced tumblehome and mid-range waterline, making it ultra-responsive when leaned or heeled. Healed over, the canoe is stable enough to accommodate some movement from her, a 75 pound dog. In the solo position the Keewaydin cuts waves like a hot knife through butter. https://paddling.com/gear/swift-canoe-kayak-keewaydin-17-canoe Few canoes can bring out the best in your paddling skills as well as the Kipawa. We hung the original seat a little higher and dropped the front edge and inch. My only gripe is with the seat. But overall, I love this boat. The speed is amazing considering how stable it is. For tandem it is great and pushes both paddlers to work together. I paddled the Spirit ll, like it, but have become very intrigued by the Kevlar Fusion construction of the Keewaydin 17. After wisely advising me to take a Keewaydin 15 for a spin, Brian then spent more time reviewing all the options and features available.
Offline. For the most part, I’ll choose this canoe over my dedicated solo because it is a little lighter. Bow is quite high but in center and stern positions side are quite low. Even before I paddled Swift’s Keewaydin, I heard what a lovely ride it is. From Easter, a demo fleet of Swift Canoes will be available within the UK. If I need to trim, I just lean forward more myself or lean back or put a full dromedary bag in the bow. It is worth every penny. Just bought this canoe in Kevlar Fusion with aluminum trim and I really love it. It was beautiful with clear coat black and champagne bottom. When it was empty of the gear and just the two of us it was wonderful to paddle. I bought mine used a couple of months ago and have been paddling it at least twice per week since then. Swift Canoe & Kayak is a leading manufacturer of high quality composite canoes and kayaks, built right here in Canada. We bought the carbon fusion with carbon trim so the canoe was very lite. Wolfgang Hölbling. It is not perfect but it works so well for me that I can't imagine anything better. As I said this canoe has low windage but also this canoe does not lose its speed when it hits to wave. At only 34 pounds it is a piece a cake to pick up and carry solo. I take out my new to me Swift Keewaydin 14 foot pack boat. Kipawa turns very quickly but on the other hand Kipawa has very low initial stability. Find Swift Canoe in Canada | Visit Kijiji Classifieds to buy, sell, or trade almost anything! While the Kipawa offers unprecedented performance to experienced paddlers, it also provides a secure, big-boat feeling for novices. I tested boats that were faster and ones that turned better but none that did everything as well as this boat. The Keewaydin 15 offers an unparalleled balance of comfort and performance. On my first visit there, Brian expertly ran through my options and his recommendations, understanding that I was looking for a boat with the familiar stability and comfort of a kayak but the gear capacity and portaging ease of a canoe. I went to Rutabaga Paddlesports to get help selecting the perfect boat. My first canoe is MR Explorer rx and I keep it for whitewater and mixed water usage and for duck hunting. Beautiful boats, extremely light yet durable. Color: + Larger Image. The most popular used models are Algonquin 16 & 17 and the Swift Kipawa 16'6". Prospectors, Kipawa and Keewaydin. Organizing a pickup date by phone, longtime Swift enthusiast-turned-employee Brian Duplante confided, “That’s my favorite canoe to paddle.” After a couple seasons I replaced it with a fixed seat just a bit higher and angled down. Order now for delivery in April 2021 and save on the 2020 prices. Swift apparently just drills a hole in the tank and threads the plug directly into the kevlar! I love this canoe. I then followed her advice to visit the Algonquin store for a demo paddle. Prospectors, Kipawa and Keewaydin. The reason for this is poor sealing of the screw-in plugs. I had a Swift Kipawa purchased new in 98 I think . The canoe really firms up when near the rail so going over is not much of a worry. The comfort comes from its shallow arch hull and moderate width, making it a stable solo for sit down paddlers. The guys at Swift have done a fantastic job with this machine. With its mid-range length and weight capacity, it provides paddlers with a multi-functional tripping option that can meet the needs of any paddler. If you need a beautiful, light and performing canoe or kayak jump on board and save. The Keewaydin 17. This boat is great in and out of the water. Keewaydin 16 fulfills these criteria wonderfully. Quality composite canoes and kayaks, were stability, tracking and maneuverability 16 for flatwater canoeing as... 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