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gbusk  
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05/27/2009 09:56PM
 
Anybody use these on their canoe and if so how do you like them?
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PortageKeeper  
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3 trip report(s) Photo Journal Current Donor Gear Reviews
05/27/2009 10:52PM
 
I made one for my Magic and like it a lot. Not the best when time to portage but it cuts the wind better and keeps gear dry.


“The more you know, the less you carry” Mors Kochanski
Winemaker  
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1 trip report(s) Photo Journal Past Donor Gear Reviews
05/28/2009 06:55AM
 

On my first BW trip over 20 years ago, I had decided I needed a cover to help lower my wind resistance on my Sawyer Autumn Mist. I cut up an old nylon tent, enlisted a girlfriend who could sew, and bought some snaps from the local marina. It went together very well and after testing it on a nearby lake on a gusty day, both on and off I felt there was a significant difference. I have used this cover ever since when wilderness solo tripping, but that is reduced since I married the seamstress girlfriend and she prefers to go with me.

hummm...




"Opening a bottle of wine in a canoe is a desirable, but irrational act."
butthead  
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4 trip report(s) Photo Journal Current Donor Gear Reviews
05/29/2009 03:14PM
 

I use one and like it a lot! No real problem on portages, just a few snaps and the packs are out. Makes a HUGE difference in the wind!

butthead


"Decades, tempered by tedium and existential dread" quote from William Brumfield
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