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  1. Buck944
    05-27-2014 11:07 AM
    Buck944
    Hi Caryl!

    Sorry for the delay, but I dont come very often on the web forum... Usually scroll the forum using the iphone app.

    I do have a 2010 touareg TDI and I am just coming back from a 7000 km trip: Montreal-Key west-Montreal.

    I am still very satisfaid with my combo touareg/25' safari. The bad side of the touareg is that you must be careful with the way you load the trailer: we travel light and most of the stuff is in the trailer, I have a thong weight of 600 lb and I am using a hensley hitch. For the entire trip, i average 17 mpg. You can use dlapointe@coh.ca if you want more detauils!
  2. Caryl
    06-11-2008 01:18 PM
    Caryl
    http://www.hornbeckboats.com/index.htm The maker is Peter Hornbeck and he lives in the Adirondacks where we used to live. It is 10'5" and weighs 16 lbs. It is a wonderful canoe and great for poking around those small Adirondack lakes. It is based on a 1890's era canoe called the Sairy Gamp designed and made by John Ruston. The canoe and a famous trip in a chain of lakes in the Adirondacks was serialized in Field and Stream magazine of that era by a man named George Washington Sears who went by the name of Nessmuk. I just love that little boat and if I got serious about canoeing again, I would get one of Peter's graphite canoes. Go for it and build that canoe. I don't know if the original Sairy Gamp was a lapstrake, but it was light and meant to be carried. I saw the Sairy camp in the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake and I remember ribs--but I don't know much about wooden boat making. There are some serious wooden canoes, guide boats and other wooden craft in that museum. Visit there if you can. If you build that canoe you are a serious woodworker! I would love to show you my Hornbeck. I have had some wonderful times with it. Jerry and I are going to the Moraine View Rally this weekend in central Illinois and I plan to take it. I am over my medical issues that kept me from canoing for two years and I can't wait to get back out there. What's a yak? I thought a yak was an animal in the Himalayas.

    Caryl
  3. doorgunner
    Wow that baby can't weigh but 12 lbs! length?
    I've not canoed since my youth, decades ago-But I've built a few yaks and have plans for a Sasafrass 12 lapstrake canoe-26 lbs. Seriously considering building it this winter.
    I'm a wood boat fan!
  4. doorgunner
    Hey- how about some pics of the canoe!!

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  • About Caryl
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    Evanston
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    Illinois
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    UNITED STATES
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    female
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    2012 25' FB International
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    Old Time and Bluegrass Music, canoeing, quilting, camping, sketching
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