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Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:12pm
 
New here and wanting to get a gheenoe or river hawk wondering which one would be better for rivers and flats fishing.
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Reply #1 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:13pm
 
Ankona Shadowcast!
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Reply #2 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:19pm
 
I was looking for something on a college students budget and saw these two and really liked them.
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Reply #3 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:23pm
 
How much do you want to spend? The Shadow cast with an engine and everything would be about $7500 if that
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Reply #4 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:48pm
 
I already have a 9.9 and would like something small enough for the peace river to paddle
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Reply #5 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:51pm
 
I own a Riverhawk, I have friends with Gheenoes, and both are fine boats.  Honestly, there isn't enough of a difference between the two boats to make that much of a difference. (ducking the Gheenoe cult's tomatoes as I say that) 

If you want a good, inexpensive boat then find the one closest to you with the goodies that you want and go for it.  I think you'll find that you have more choices with Gheenoe's only because they make more boats.  The cost on the Hawks will be a little lower.
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Reply #6 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:58pm
 
What's the difference???? I have owned both. A Riverhawk is a Gheenoe. A Gheenoe is a Riverhawk. Huh
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Reply #7 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 4:01pm
 
Thanks hooching
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Reply #8 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 4:22pm
 
Get off the Shadowcast blabbering.  If the man wants a canoe style, he's got his reasons.  No motor zones, portability, and the ability to paddle a boat are all sellers that have very high merits.  I agree that you won't find much difference b/w the riverhawk and the gheenoe.  Go with the bargain.
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Reply #9 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 4:27pm
 
Try paddling one before you buy.  I have had a Gheenoe and a Riverhawk and wasn't fond of paddling either.  They are both outstanding lightweight skiffs.  There is no discernable differences in ride, quality or appearance of either.
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Reply #10 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 4:33pm
 
knotworried wrote on Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:23pm:
How much do you want to spend? The Shadow cast with an engine and everything would be about $7500 if that



Or you could get a brand new package like this with a 15HP Tohatsu and trailer for $4400, but that has nothing to do with his post.

http://www.rkcompanysales.com/River_Kraft_1500_Cheenoe.html
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Re: riverhawk or gheenoe
Reply #11 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 4:35pm
 
red man wrote on Mar 19th, 2012 at 3:12pm:
New here and wanting to get a gheenoe or river hawk wondering which one would be better for rivers and flats fishing.


I see your new to the forum. Welcome   Smiley Thats a well debated topic on this forum and elsewhere. It can sometimes get heated. Sort of like a Ford vs Chevy debate. I won't go into details or participate in another one except to moderate. That said Microskiff is a vendor neutral forum. So its  a great place to have a constructive conversation on the topic.

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Reply #12 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 5:21pm
 
If you want to paddle and have the 9.9 I would recommend the 15'4" Highsider.
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Reply #13 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 5:38pm
 
Recidivist wrote on Mar 19th, 2012 at 5:21pm:
If you want to paddle and have the 9.9 I would recommend the 15'4" Highsider.


+1  I have an 8 HP on a 15' RH, same as the highsider, and it pushes it nice.  If you go LT or classic, you'll want a 15hp or higher.

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Reply #14 - Mar 19th, 2012 at 5:55pm
 
You can paddle with either but they're heavier than you think. Against any kind of current paddling will be near impossible. If you do want to paddle, get a wide kayak paddle which they make for canoes...about 280 cm in length. That way you'll be more efficient.

A trolling motor will push these boats nicely on still water...lakes, ponds, etc but again will have a tougher time on moving water.
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