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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fjmaverick, Feb 14, 2018 at 10:08 AM.
Have they released the price?
Your right. That said, your canoe is ugly, nothing personal, just my opinion. It's also noisy. And it's not self bailing, the Skanu is.
Hey its your koolaid, drink it how you want, and I will do the same.
The closed cell foam on the inside of that canoe removes the noise from the equation.
See the post 2 above my original one. 3K
Not a huge fan of bare aluminum on bare feet when’s it’s super cold or hot out.
I like my plastic boats.
I also like the island seating. Under decks seem to get gross easily.
So what does this thing look like?
Agreed! Or at least an amateur sketch is needed!
We have established price, loa, hp, rod storage, but nobody knows what it looks like.
$3,000 is less than one of those plastic Hobie flappy paddle kayaks.
From their Instagram.
And fyi google "east cape skanu"
Otherwise "skanu" by itself returns some weird breakfast and dessert items
Although I guarantee whatever boat they make will likely look better than my 13' bootleg Gheenoe (RiverHawk).
What’s that beam on the outside of your canoe?
If it's quiet on the pole it will be a big step up from the Gheenoe for sightfishing. My NMZ was noisy enough to be a liability where I fish.
Hey guys! I see some chit-chat is going on about the SKANU...
38” inside at the widest and 44” outside. This is due to the 3” of foam runner that runs down each side. When loaded with guys and gear this foam is about a 1” above the waterline. As you start to get off balance the foam will touch water and make it feel much more stabile than a normal canoe.
I feel it gives a similar effect to all the chimes on a ghennoe.
They also make some wider and longer models as well. I mounted pvc on top of the foam and now have two full protected fly rod holders which is really nice on rivers and saltwater while poling since it takes them out of the cockpit which gets cramped on any paddle craft.
I also have a homemade backplate that lets me run it in about 9-10” of water dependent on bottom consistency.
Yep definitely some hull slappin going on when you shift weight!
It's another choice in the market while truly offering more in terms of style/set-up/ etc than the above. We were paddle-anglers loooonnnggg before we were skiff guys. I can give my answer if you like sir. All above are also GREAT crafts and all have a place where they shine...we just feel theres an actual gap in this segment and want to pioneer it and at the same time toss a "throw-back" to our roots since we have the bay coming out as well.
I like the concept. From videos it looks like it is floating in 2” with one guy which is shallower than most everything out there. The front looks like it can take some small waves while staying dry. And I’m sure it was designed to pole well solo.
Nothing special, but looks kinda cool. Modern version of a pirogue. Just another floating object to get in the way in known running lanes.