A canoe is a light-weight boat capable of carrying loads ten times or more than the weight of the craft itself.
Stability is the key. If you load your canoe improperly; the boat will not track well and you are putting yourself at risk of tipping.
A properly loaded canoe will sit evenly in the water and will be easier to control in winds and waves. Always take into account the weight differential of the bow and stern paddlers.
Less is always best when canoeing. Think carefully about the gear you wish to bring with you. Make sure that it is absolutely necessary. You will understand this statement when you have completed a long portage.
|© R.G. Wright
Have a great trip.