All of my Wenonah's were better all around canoes. It is an amazing amalgamation of many needs. it is often referred to as the mad river cow. For solo lake day trips, something that sheds the wind better might be more appealing. This thing will take everything you can give it and then some. It can be paddled solo with minimal skill, but you do have to work. I'd never buy a longer boat. Every time you make a stroke, it make a squeek sound and the seat moves side to side. I think the speed of the canoe was very good. Comfort: Immense. The combination of paddling versatility, capacity, seaworthiness and superior paddling performance make this canoe as close to an “all-purpose” canoe as you'll get. Handles well on the flatwater, yet gives you enough spiritness, to make your trip worthwhile. I give it a 8-9 rating, and a great choice for the beginner!!! I bought my Explorer 2nd or 3rd hand from a club. Its 16 feet is ample room for two people, gear and a 80 lbs dog on a month long trip in the Arctic. Great price great boat. I found both initial and secondary to be great. I am selling my Mad River Duck Hunter 16 foot royalex canoe. It has a lot of good ideas with the integrated seats, cup holders, etc, and is a very attractive canoe. A speedier, better-tracking canoe would have been severely damaged or at the bottom, so there's your trade-off. While never comfortable, I did sleep in the bottom of this canoe on several occasions. One of the gunwales was split in 1996, but I have glued it used mainly on tame lakes and rivers in michigan's lower peninsula. … I struggle to put it onto the car on my own, but a second pair of hands, even young ones, makes it an easy job. Es gibt den Explorer von Mad River in unterschiedlichen Materialversionen. This review is of a 16' MR Explorer in Royalex. immensely. Mad River Express 16. Perhaps the wide entry point of Royalex is the culprit. Took the boat out last night on the saluda river with my son. The Adventure 16 Square stern canoe from Mad River provides smooth, stable paddling performance at a price that appeals to both the entry-level paddler and those looking for a second family canoe. This boat was purchased with the intention of introducing my wife and two kids to paddling smaller streams. You want a boat to handle 2 adults, gear, kids and the dog this is the boat. No dent, no wrinkling, nothing. Have been out in about 10 times and absolutely love it. It works well on the river because with slight lean it becomes maneuverable. If I could only own one toy, it would be the Explorer. Needs gunwales and skid plates. However, when riding with 2 adults, this canoe is very unstable. If you're looking for a boat to fish on the lake, especially if you like to stand up to cast, this won't be your boat. We took water over the bow in 3' standing waves, but that stability really shines here, especially with a competent bow paddler. It does everything reasonably well but few things great. 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! I've had mine for 15 years, its paddled several thousand kilometers, caught thousands of fish, and hauled several metric tons of moose and elk meat out of the bush. Er lässt sich wesentlich feinfühliger aufkanten und auf Kante halten weil der zu den Enden ausgeprägte V-Kiel im Mittelbereich des Bootes in eine harmonische Rundung des Rumpfquerschnitts übergeht, die einen stark gewölbten Übergang zu den Bordwänden wirken lässt. While it may track better and hold more gear than the standard 16' Explorer, it doesn't handle rapids as well - harder to turn and less bouyancy in the bow due to the longer keel. Reviewing a 1990's Mad River Explorer in Fiberglass with Kevlar reinforcement, wooden gunnels. Speed. If your looking for an all around canoe, I think you can't go wrong with the explorer. I have had mine in up to Class IV shutes and on lakes. Sie sind vermutlich noch nicht im Forum angemeldet - Klicken Sie hier um sich kostenlos anzumelden. The Explorer is a highly sought-after canoe for its agility, durability and relative light weight.It is a capable canoe for flat water to Class III.If you are looking for a great family canoe, one to hunt or fish from or one to run the rapids, this might be the boat for you.The current 16` Mad River Explorer model starts at 1,949 and goes up depending on options.httpswww.madrivercanoe. I have taken it crabbing on the Eastern shore, given "rides" to my two labs (they swam a lot anyways but never tipped the boat when they jumped off! Soloing the Explorer with a load of gear is even better. extremely stable and can carry enough gear for weeks! My 5 yo daughter walks back and forth the length of Daddy's boat. If you are an intermediate paddler and not concerned about primary stability, skip this boat and try a prospector design. I'm fairly confident the year of manufacture was 2004. Für denjenigen, der häufiger solo im Tandemboot unterwegs ist gibt es womöglich geeignetere Boote. It's heavy, but that's the trade-off for this very tough hull (also great for families - you don't have to be all that careful around rocks, etc.) wildernesswebb. I lived in and out of this boat for 177 days. This canoe rocks!! Almost indestructible. Royalex Hull. Turns out that the dealer had had just this same problem with an Explorer at a test paddle years ago. It is also decent in the weight category. Even this isn't bad, just not as good as some other canoes, and it could have been partly the wind blowing us off-course. Cons: on the heavy side (compared to my OT Appalachian, and on the slow side for a 16ft boat, and it does oil can if there no load in the middle, thought it does not seem to affect performance. It is an excellent all-round canoe. R84 is royalex minus 1 layer with skin of glass for sharper entry. I am sure that the composite version would be even more efficient. Mad River Explorer (16 Royalex) - Solo- und PolingerfahrungenDer Mad River Explorer ist ein durchschnittlich geräumiger Tandemcanadier mit einem durchgehenden V-Boden als hervorstechendes Merkmal. It can hold two people plus all the gear or you can easily solo it (i fitted a kneeling thwart which gave more control). The model reviewed here is the Explorer 16TT. Has original owner’s manual. I won't hesitate to recommend it to any paddler! Most canoe manufacturers have taken steps to minimize the possibility of cold cracks and include tips on how to store your boat for the winter season in their owner's manuals. The only real gripe I have is the weight. It handles well, turns well, tracks well. I am nearly 70 now and have not used it in a while but will likely keep it and give it to my grandson when he is old enough! Its versatile design will help make memories for years to come. The reason is they are prone to more damages than the traditional vinyl gunwales. The only prolem to watch out for are the cane seats. Für mich entwickelt dieses Boot seine besonderen Qualitäten beim Poling. bought a new yoke. Review of the TT version of the 16ft Explorer - I noticed the stability of the canoe was better than with other canoes I have owned. I then found a used 16' in Kevlar last fall. It will carry two people and all of the gear you would need for a two week trip with no problems. I had researched many boats before settling on the Explorer in TT which is a 3 layer poly. You get what you pay for with this boat! If you can afford to purchase several canoes that excel in various aspects of paddling, you probably have no need for MR Explorer. It was brand new but the dealer had had it for several years unsold. People plus gear probably approached 900 lbs on some trips and the boat handled that with ease and there was still plenty of freeboard. I never tipped the boat. MAD RIVER EXPLORER CANOE 16' 2003 - $2,000 (Rogersville) 2003 carbon fiber Mad River Explorer Canoe 16' is as new. My first time in it was with my wife and she is very ancy about tipping in a canoe. It has handled 3 footers across some of Canada's big lakes, some Michigan rivers swollen a few feet higher than normal, scraped across Florida oyster beds and backwater sandbars, and even several miles of the Gulf of Mexico. Diese Boote weisen vom Herumschleifen (wer trägt so was schon?) From river to ocean, swamp to crick (yes I said crick) it's a great all around canoe. I had sort of thought about buying a canoe, but was not seriously looking. I am very happy with it. I aquired my explorer through neglitic family members. Das Boot ist weit weniger anfällig für Windböen, als andere, die ich kenne. Except for the wood, it is bulletproof. It handles well even with kids helping paddle, and it is a lot of fun. The big drawback for me is the price, but when Uniroyal's patent on Royalex runs out, the price will probably come down and be competitive with Old Town's cross-linked polyethylene. Rabid as she was known has seen the Delaware River from Hancock NY to Washington’s Crossing in NJ plus many weekend trips. It holds a lot of gear, comfortable to paddle, handles some rough water too. The sides being a little high, it does catch the wind, so we found ourselves lateral to the waves a few times, and I am convinced that it would be nearly impossible to flip this canoe. I know that is a subjective question, but in terms of comparison to a tunnel hull type or other more fishing type of canoes (wenonah fishmerman). It is family friendly, too...on a river. I have a 16' in Royalex bought several years ago. Ich habe mich vorwiegend beim Solopaddeln mit dem Boot vertraut gemacht und musste feststellen, dass sich der Explorer aufgekantet deutlich besser solo dirigieren lässt als z.B. It deserves the "10" rating because we feel so secure in it. Nachteil des V-Bodens, wenn der Hunde die Seite wechselt macht sich das schnell bemerkbar und vor allem stärker als zB. I've gone fishing in it and find it to be very stable and with ample space to move around and switch positions. My son and I took it to the BWCA for a week this spring and I was impressed with its stability in big water. I would highly recomend this boat to anyone who is looking for what is probably the best all around boat their is. Dieser Unterschied dürfte sich jedoch im Millimeterbereich bewegen da das Boot im Mittelbereich fast einen abgeflachten Rundboden hat, das V sich also zu den Enden hin bemerkbar macht und in der Mitte allenfalls den Charakter einer Bügelfalte hat. I feel this boat is best suited for two man down river trips. No hassle, I brought the boat back, unloaded it and loaded up a new one. I rented an Explorer and spent several days on the North Platte with it. If it was advertised as a fast ride I would give it a 7. I contacted Confluence and the dealer, Jersey Paddler, who told me to bring the boat back to exchange for another boat. Have paddled many canoes. This spring I purchased a Madriver Explorer 16' Royalex with IQ2 gunwale. Although no boat is ideal in all conditions, this design is the best all around design still available. In one day I soloed this thing 35 miles on the flatwater of Lake Sakakawea and it must have cost me an ungodly number of calories. which I also love, but the big boat is a dream for the wife and our child. We had it out in windy conditions, on a lake where the waves were 2 - 3 feet. They work great too! I had sold my trusty 17 foot aluminum Gruman and had been told this would be much better. While heavier than many, we still managed to complete all portages in Canada's Provincial Park. It's a great tripping boat that handles Class III rapids with a full load. I have a chance to buy a royalex MR explorer 16 that appears in good shape except for gunwales and seat replacement. Da wo die Bordwände letztlich in die Senkrechte übergehen riegelt das Boot beim Aufkanten verlässlich ab. The Explorer handled all rough water between Montana and the Gulf like a champion. Other than two P.net reviews, I can find NOTHING on the boat. Twisted stern, and oarlocks that did not work...did they care? I dream of finding a kev exp.tho. Just purchased an Explorer 16 TT at Naturally Outdoors in Florence SC. Though mfr's. Erstbesitz, gekauft vor etwa 25 Jahren. My friend compained that he can probably paddle a house faster than my boat. for 100.00 dollars. Do not confuse this canoe with less expensive Mad River canoes. He also owns a livery of them and it is the most reliable durable boat he has used. I have had a royalex Explorer since 1978. If you are looking fo a conoe that is a safe do it all ( within reason ) leave in mirror calm water, and come back in 3 footers, then stop looking and check this one out. I even sleep in it. My husband and I recently purchased a 1991 Explorer 16'4" fiberglass w/kevlar. I used it a few times and based on experience determined that the flexing was more severe than should be expected, even for a Royalex boat. The person who said the Explorer 16 is unstable may not fully understand canoe design. The best aspect of this boat compared to other similar purpose canoes is its V hull. Thirdly, I do not recomment the IQ2 gunwale. Kayak paddles are used by both paddlers and other boats still move ahead with just bevertails. Primary and ultimate stability are AWESOME, making this a great family canoe. In short it is in new condition. With a heavier bow partner, the boat feels more like a snow plow. Mad River Explorer 16 (FGX); L: 16’3; W: 34.5″; 64 lbs. We also bought a spray cover for it which helps with rain and rough water. Die PE-Variante ist vor allem für Bootsverleiher interessant, aber wie alle PE-Boote wenig steif, dafür schwer. My royalex with ash gunnels and cane seats was way too heavy for my needs, and the ash gunnels require annual upkeep. I was a little upset that the boat had so many factory blemishes. The shallow-vee shaped hull makes it extraordinarily seaworthy, while this stiff yet lightweight fiberglass composite hull option offers durability and efficiency for budget conscious canoeists. I purchased my Explorer 16 TT last year and have enjoyed it on the rivers of MO. I say this knowing I'll probably never own one again, but I have no reservations opting for its little brother, the Malecite. It is a very stable boat. Moderate Kleinflüsse lassen sich in ihm aufgrund seiner Wendigkeit besonders gut befahren. Color Sand. Gold lettering with wood gunnels and decks: Cane seats: Royalex hull in … When I paddle solo or just with my dog I flip it and ride it "backwards". Firstly, the boat is extremely slow on flat water. Wer sich mit Poling befasst und nach dem geeigneten hierzulande verfügbaren Boot sucht sollte sich den Explorer noch aufmerksamer ansehen. Though compared with rec kayaks it does well as far as speed. Get flotation bags if your in deep open water or moving water. Later you can pick up a real ww boat. It's been down countless creeks and rivers as well on lakes large and small. My 2 boys and I have taken it in quiet lake waters and on some rivers. (It retailed new for $1100). In large lakes with lots of wind (i.e. There's a big difference between kevlar weight and royalex weight on the Explorer. Not the fastest boat available but still very efficient. It was an easy fix with webbing replacement and a staple gun. The cane seats were anything but seats. Für regelrechtes Wildwasser ist er vermutlich nicht sehr geeignet da der schlanke Bug in tiefen Wellen leicht mal eintaucht. It is easily loaded and unloaded even from rooftop. If the Kevlar Explorer is really a good buy, it will be light enough for most UK portaging, it will be a good lake boat, and it will be tolerable, for a 16.5' canoe, on whitewater. I purchased a 2002 16' royalex explorer new from a dealer. Das Material ist widerstandsfähig und erfreulich steif und leicht. There are way better canoes out there for specific applications. Its unique multi-chine hull design provides excellent stability, rigidity and tracking. The only drawback I see is that it is not perfectly quiet. I'm well past my mid sixties, have been a passionate soloer for my entire life and over the years, I've moved from traditional canvas on cedar, through Royalex and now to Kevlar Light. I am now in the market to purchase my own canoe to join in the fun. This is a solid and reliable boat. The 16 is so nice I just got the 15 in Royalex for solo paddling. Very forgiving. The only problem is that the boat becomes such an old friend, you can't stand to see and hear it take a beating. It stopped the boat cold, and the only damage was some rock flakes embedded in the bow. The canoe's stability and tacking make it perfect for Florida's rivers. The purchase was made easy through REI and the shipping company was a pleasure to work with (Yellow Freight). Sure, there are a lot of new models around that are perfect for a particular type of water, but none will handle the large array the Explorer can. Its one of the standards for tripping. It has been wrapped, like inverting an orange peel, with the bottom of the boat pushed past the thwart. Mad River Royalex Explorer 16 Canoe + Extras - $950 (Chapel Hill) For sale is our red Mad River Explorer 16' shallow-Vee-bottom canoe made from lightweight, durable, maintenance free Royalex. We replaced ours with webbing in the first year. This is the Toyota Tacoma of canoes. Looks like a narrower, shallower Explorer with a little tumblehome added? This is being sold as a "family friendly" canoe, which I disagree with. Speed is a relative term. It is a great canoe for fishing because of its stability in the water, which is primarily what we bought it for. The boat is not the best straight line tracker....such as lakes but it does ok. Its great for day trips or extended trips. The Explorer liked mild whitewater. It tracks well in the water and is easy to maneuver. Our kevlar explorer is an old friend. This is the 1st time he has been in a canoe and I haven't paddled since I was in Girl Scouts. Highly recommended for a great, fun, family canoe! They have been very loaded for week long trips but are very balanced for portaging---I find them easier to portage for long distances than my 13 ft 48 lb springbok. It started with a smoking deal as they had it on sale for only $995. 1996 model in like new condition. Mad River Explorer 16 for sale at Alder Creek. I would classify this canoe as an SUV in the Jeep/BMW class. It's the boat I most often lend because it is so forgiving and durable. i recommend the explorer 17, if you can find one, as it is a premier tripping wilderness boat which can be used for family recreation or couples' cruising as well. I use it to guide saltwater fly fisher-folks in the marshes surrounding Long Island Sound. I liked that it floated half way out of the water when full of water. Very good primary and secondary stability as well. This is about the exact opposite I want in a family canoe. I dragged this canoe for miles on the Red Rock River and Beaverhead in Montana as I was making my way out of the Rocky Mountains to the Missouri proper (it was early spring and the ranchers diverted most of the water out of the rivers for flood irrigation). I have an O.T. Royalex 16' Heavy but balanced and indestructable. It is heavy, but the stability of the canoe is what makes it great for a family or new paddler. Even the Mad River website has nothing I can find. I purchased the canoe in 1994 and enjoyed using it quite a bit in the 1990s, though it has been mostly idle since. I paid $800 for it on Craigslist in 2016. Weitere Sitze sind nachrüstbar. But what the hey, if I wanted this boat I had to order REI without seeing it first. It is fairly easy to solo. I purchased this boat used in May of 2000. My wife, kids and I have paddled the boat on the same water in various configurations and all like the manner it handles. My second trip out in the boat was with my 80lb 2 year old lab. Aufgekantet wiederum entwickelt der sonst verlässlich geradeaus laufende Explorer eine erfreuliche Wendigkeit, die das Einschwenken in Kehrwasser und die Umfahrung von Felshindernissen beim Poling zum Vergnügen machen.Die etwas niedrigeren Bordwände und die relativ schlanke Rumpfform erlauben beim Explorer weniger Zuladung als bei manchem anderen Boot. I bought a Royalex Explorer about a year ago. Lerne mehr Generally I teach kids in Mohawk glass Mohawk Royalex or tin cans. In all of the trip, I don't think any of it was class III, certainly not difficult class III. Mad River Explorer, 16' ABS, my good friend for 20 years has tracked truly and pivoted into eddies with a lean and a stroke. 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