Ready To Carry

wood canvas canoe, ready to carry

My wood canvas canoe, rigged up and ready for the carry around Allagash Falls. Notice this canoe has a center thwart, not a carved yoke. Notice how the paddles are tied to the thwarts so that when it is carried, the weight of the boat is distributed by the paddle blades onto the shoulders as an improvised yoke. I find this more comfortable than the carved yokes, mostly because they aren’t carved for my shoulders. Also notice the pole is inside the boat, which is the best way to carry them. Also notice the throw bag is attached to the center thwart, not anywhere else, to keep the weight balanced. The bigger and heavier the boat, the more all the details matter.

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