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New trapping canoe! #7009680
10/05/20 06:19 PM
10/05/20 06:19 PM
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trap_crazy Offline OP
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After a ton of research and asking folks from here, I finally pulled the trigger on a new sportspal 11' square stern for trapping. This should last quite a long time.

11' long and a whopping 48 lbs.

Now to see how many muskrats I can fit in it!


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Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7009684
10/05/20 06:23 PM
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Looks small and durable. Tell us how it handles once you get it out.

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7009690
10/05/20 06:31 PM
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Looks like a nice rig.I hope it leaves you saying "I wish I'd done this 20 years ago!"

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7009691
10/05/20 06:31 PM
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I think you're gonna like it. I picked up a used one this spring and had it out duck hunting a couple times this last weekend and I love it. Don't let the folks that say they handle like a bathtub get you down, mine paddles just fine. Glides great and tracks ok for such a short craft. Very sturdy, I stood up in mine and even fired my shotgun while standing and facing the side of the canoe and didn't feel like I was even close to tipping.

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7009692
10/05/20 06:31 PM
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I have hauled crazy loads in a Sports pal. Love them, not crazy durable, but quiet, light and light and really handle well with heavy loads which is great for trapping application.

Good luck and congrats!


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Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7009710
10/05/20 06:49 PM
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Very nice I have used them for years,they will take a real beating and keep going.I still use some that were crushed up like a popcan and beat back into commission.Light and tough.
No good on big water in the wind though.Blow around like a dry leaf.

Last edited by Boco; 10/05/20 06:50 PM.
Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7009729
10/05/20 07:11 PM
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Looks like it will be a lot of fun. Should be able to pass it on to your kids or grand kids.

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7009766
10/05/20 07:41 PM
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Have fun

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7009934
10/05/20 09:10 PM
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Boco is right. Sportspal on a good lake in the wind means shore lunch.

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7010959
10/07/20 05:36 AM
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You did good. Dependable, sturdy craft. I have one and hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Let's see some catch/canoe pics later, ok?
My best to you this season.

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7011001
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how much do they go for and what is rated weight capacity?

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: marathonman] #7011048
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Originally Posted by marathonman
how much do they go for and what is rated weight capacity?

I think me and 2 beavers ,would put it ovah the limit...


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: Nessmuck] #7011063
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Originally Posted by marathonman
how much do they go for and what is rated weight capacity?

I think me and 2 beavers ,would put it ovah the limit...

must be big beavers!

Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: Nessmuck] #7011066
10/07/20 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Nessmuck
Originally Posted by marathonman
how much do they go for and what is rated weight capacity?

I think me and 2 beavers ,would put it ovah the limit...

grin


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Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: trap_crazy] #7011070
10/07/20 07:54 AM
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I can put 30...50lb beaver in this canoe....LOL....but itís hard to portage....


It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: marathonman] #7011258
10/07/20 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by marathonman
how much do they go for and what is rated weight capacity?


I paid $350 for mine this spring and put another $125 into it with new sponsons and came paint. Not sure what the weight capacity is though. I taped over my capacity plate and painted over it to hide that big yellow sticker on the front!

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Re: New trapping canoe! [Re: tlguy] #7011318
10/07/20 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by tlguy
Don't let the folks that say they handle like a bathtub get you down


That made me laugh. Appreciate it.

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