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Offline. I take out my new to me Swift Keewaydin 14 foot pack boat. Post Apr 06, 2014 #1 2014-04-06T19:37. The Keewaydin 16 is a nimble craft that has everything canoe trippers could want. Beautiful boats, extremely light yet durable. Hi everyone, I am looking for a canoe that I can paddle tandem or solo on lakes/flat water and portage and carry camping gear, etc. As I mentioned in my first review [July 19, 2016], I was not happy with the cherry slider seat because it flexed too much. I took the boat to a canoe shop and had them remove the sliding rails and fabricate aluminum hangers and rivet them to the inwales. Wolfgang Hölbling. This boat is well worth the investment. I also fish from this canoe regularly. Kipawa turns very quickly but on the other hand Kipawa has very low initial stability. I guess I am kind of hung up on the two construction options, Kevlar Ultra-Light vs Kevlar Flex-Core (an extra kevlar layer plus gel coat) which has not changed since I purchased my Minnesota ll back in 1991. The easiest way to fix it is to apply silicone sealant and screw the plugs back in. The craftsmanship and attention to detail is the best among any of the four brands of her Canoes that I own. Weight is supposed to be in the mid 30s, and it feels like it, but I haven't weighed it. It does everything well. Not only is it stunning to look at but it is light, turns well, tracks well and is quick and efficient. It is the kevlar fusion layup with aluminum gunwales, cherry thwarts, cherry sliding seat (which is my only complaint)and color-matching skid plates. The quality of construction is impeccable. Our Keewaydin 16 turned out perfectly. I opted not to do the bow sliding seat because I didn’t want to add extra weight and I’ve never found that I’ve needed to trim a canoe this way. This canoe does not catch windage very much. Now the seat flexes very little, feels great and the canoe is a bit lighter. The low freeboard cuts down on wind effect yet this is the most seaworthy canoe that I've paddled on larger water. It is easy to enter and exit for someone more used to kayaks than canoes. Swift Carbon Fusion canoes are built with a urethane resin system for durability and longevity, ... Because the Keewaydin 16 Combi comes with a solo seat instead of a yoke, this detachable yoke for the balance point makes portaging quick and easy. Posted: September 16th, 2012, 7:11 am . The Keewaydin, in my opinion, is second only to the Swift Winisk for: Seaworthyness, Stability, Speed, ability to carry a load. I am looking at the Keewaydin Combi 16 or maybe a prospector that I can paddle backwards when solo. It is however very sensitive to weight ballast. It continues to be one of the most popular Swift canoes and is the perfect size for week-long tandem tripping. As for the boat itself, I can't wait to take it on a backcountry camping trip, and to reap the benefits of a pack canoe over a sea kayak for gear hauling and portaging. Swift quality: Tested it in wind and waves and had good stability and very good speed. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community! Post subject: Speed of Swift Keewaydin 16 vs. Keewaydin 17. All of the reviews are created and written by paddlers like you, so be sure to submit your own review and be part of the community! 2020 is nearly in the rearview mirror. We picked up our new Keewaydin 16 and gave it a good workout. After wisely advising me to take a Keewaydin 15 for a spin, Brian then spent more time reviewing all the options and features available. If you need a beautiful, light and performing canoe or kayak jump on board and save. Will the entire boat composite, it makes for an extremely light tandem canoe. I then followed her advice to visit the Algonquin store for a demo paddle. We bought the carbon fusion with carbon trim so the canoe was very lite. I am extremely impressed by the overall quality and attention to detail and the use of state-of-the-art materials and techniques. It is a jack of all trades but really master of none. My being happy seemed to be all they were concerned with, and it showed in their exceptional customer service. In the spring and fall, we usually have a number of used rental canoes for sale at our Oxtongue Lake store. Order now for delivery in April 2021 and save on the 2020 prices. This is a quick review of our Swift Keeewaydin 17 canoe. You'll find an extensive line of Swift Canoes at Lake George Kayak. Swift Keewaydin 15. I paddled the Spirit ll, like it, but have become very intrigued by the Kevlar Fusion construction of the Keewaydin 17. On my first visit there, Brian expertly ran through my options and his recommendations, understanding that I was looking for a boat with the familiar stability and comfort of a kayak but the gear capacity and portaging ease of a canoe. This is the Kevlar Fusion layup, and has the integrated carbon kevlar gunwhales as well. While I am admittedly blown away by the product, in this case my new Keewaydin 15 pack canoe, I really can't say enough good things about the people I encountered at Swift. I love this canoe. Knowing this was my first canoe, they patiently explained its features, offered useful tips and advice, and took time to show me things like how best to get it on and off my shoulders for carrying and how best to get in and out of the boat at a dock or beach. A permanent solution would be to install the female part, if I had it, or just close the hole with fiberglass. The most popular used models are Algonquin 16 & 17 and the Swift Kipawa 16'6". It was beautiful with clear coat black and champagne bottom. Read reviews for the Keewaydin 15 by Swift Canoe & Kayak as submitted by your fellow paddlers. While the Kipawa offers unprecedented performance for experienced paddlers, it also provides a secure, big boat feeling for novices. Organizing a pickup date by phone, longtime Swift enthusiast-turned-employee Brian Duplante confided, “That’s my favorite canoe to paddle.” I really could not think of a bad thing to say about it so we are very happy with our new canoe. Whether you’re headed deep into the backcountry […]

This keeps your boat looking newer, longer, and offers a little extra protection. Please scroll down this page to see the current inventory. I tested boats that were faster and ones that turned better but none that did everything as well as this boat. I had the bow seat moved forward 2” to accommodate our weight difference and my wife is petite so the narrower paddling station works for her. It turns enough well especially if you tilt canoe gently to outer side of curve. After some trialing and research I finally settled on the Keewaydin 16 with a kneeling thwart. I recently purchased a Keewadin 16 in carbon fusion, with the carbon tech package. Last year I test paddled the Keewaydin 16 with my wife and liked it enough to order one. It's obvious that everyone at Swift has customer satisfaction and customer happiness as their number one priority. I have absolutely zero complaints. The boat performs flawlessly on the water. The level of customer service and the individual attention and expert advice I was given throughout researching and buying this boat have been nothing short of fantastic. The reason for this is poor sealing of the screw-in plugs. He has been instrumental in building some … Just finished a 2 hours paddle on Lake Champlain in our new Keewaydin 16. Order now for delivery in April 2021 and save on the 2020 prices. Everyone at Swift was an absolute pleasure to deal with, and they all made it clear that their number one goal was making sure I was happy and excited and educated about my new purchase. The glide is impressive. But this is really a minor problem. I was truly impressed with this boat on all three criteria. Most are Kevlar and often include popular models from Swift, like the Kipawa, Prospector, Keewaydin and Algonquin. I can control it very well from the stern and my wife has great control in the bow as well, especially with a cross bow draw which is her go to turning stroke. It works well for me and does not cut the boat up as much as an additional thwart. We hung the original seat a little higher and dropped the front edge and inch. It is fast flatwater canoe having enough primary stability. This boat is great in and out of the water. Wolfgang Hölbling. Fit and finish is top notch. Swift apparently just drills a hole in the tank and threads the plug directly into the kevlar! Most Kevlar … They nailed it. I'm typically somewhere in Lady Evelyn territory where at least the start and finish is on fairly large water. After a couple seasons I replaced it with a fixed seat just a bit higher and angled down. พินของคุณเองใน Pinterest Swift Keewaydin 15 solo Kevlar fusion with the Carbon Kevlar trim Clear coat, no fancy colors I'm getting some foam kneeling pads they sell with it Stilt slightly undecided about the sliding seat.

Lightweight weekend or week-long adventuring canoe The Keewaydin 16 is a nimble craft that has everything canoe trippers could want. I bought mine used a couple of months ago and have been paddling it at least twice per week since then. But, he did it again. The Keewaydin 16. It’s a wonderful canoe to paddle tandem, which is what it was purchased for. I did not order the kneeling thwart even though I love to solo this canoe. You can maintain inertia against chop that would defeat many other canoes. It’s about 34 lbs. Few canoes can bring out the best in your paddling skills as well as the Kipawa. Even before I paddled Swift’s Keewaydin, I heard what a lovely ride it is. Both Wenonah are bit faster but j-stroke cannot be used. Member. A dedicated solo is easier to paddle solo and less likely to be affected by the wind but the Keewayin 16 is a very fine canoe for solo paddling.

No Shipping before 31.8.2020!, Bootsanlieferung bis 100km Umkreis - Versand erst ab dem 31.8.2020! I was looking for a canoe for shorter tandem trips and longer solo adventures. I removed the plugs and there were several ounces (probably a cup at least) in each flotation tank, a bit more in the rear one. The selection of materials, finishes and colors is huge. Just bought this canoe in Kevlar Fusion with aluminum trim and I really love it. I can't speak for it's solo prowess and don't plan on using it solo. The Kipawa was fast but not as fast as Keewaydin 16. I’d go Keewaydin since it’s a newer design and seems like it would be more efficient with the narrow waterline. Beautiful boats, extremely light yet durable. For short distances, I can kneel midship and manage the boat. Swift kayaks Saranac, Bering Sea, Kiwassa, Swift canoes, 36-38 lbs, Kevlar. Didn't know the Swift Kipawa Keewaydin 17 was similar and a DY design. My biggest concerns, going back to a canoe after 15 years in kayaks, were stability, tracking and comfort. Swift Canoe & Kayak is a leading manufacturer of high quality composite canoes and kayaks, built right here in Canada. Post subject: Speed of Swift Keewaydin 16 vs. Keewaydin 17. Swift Keewaydin 17: Souris River Quetico 17: The article was originally published on Canoe & Kayak. It is forgiving enough though that I don't end up in a rock or in the water if I make a mistake. I am in the process of making modifications to it and, if that doesn't work, scrapping it altogether and rigging a fixed seat. Wolfgang Hölbling. If I need to trim, I just lean forward more myself or lean back or put a full dromedary bag in the bow. Beautiful boats, extremely light yet durable. It didn't take long for me to make a decision, and Brian drew up a quote that was exactly what we had discussed, and I placed my order. My first canoe is MR Explorer rx and I keep it for whitewater and mixed water usage and for duck hunting. Wolfgang Hölbling. Swift kayaks Saranac, Bering Sea, Kiwassa, Swift canoes, 36-38 lbs, Kevlar. I don't need a sliding seat, but when you buy used, you don't have much of a choice. The Keewaydin 15 is one of the best solo canoes I have ever paddled. It does not track well in wind and waves if that is off - the adjustable front seat makes this a breeze to adjust for though... the boat requires a lot of communication with the bowman and likes to be steered from the bow. My dog Lexi goes on her first canoe ride as well. Performance: I would also like it to be a little higher. The speed is amazing considering how stable it is. The aluminum gunwales are riveted from the inside and don't show on the outside, giving it a super clean look. Being mainly a kayak guy I was curious to see how this boat would handle the open water. I also have to admit that the Keewaydin is one nice looking boat and the hull shape is not only attractive but shows promise. I went to Rutabaga Paddlesports to get help selecting the perfect boat. This is a nice stiff boat so you're not wasting energy on any oil canning or hull rattling. It is light enough to be easily carried around rough stuff. Stability is good as well - it feels a bit twitchy at rest but it lets you know what it is doing. Find Swift Canoe in Canada | Visit Kijiji Classifieds to buy, sell, or trade almost anything! Not as fast as a Magic but a little more well rounded overall. 2020 is nearly in the rearview mirror. Sitting positions in Wenonah are very low and footbrace should be used in those Wenonahs. My only misgiving with the Keewaydin is that it is not really a solo boat. I understand that there is a concern that this kind of tank can separate from the hull by expanding air inside due to drastic temperature changes and that is why most canoes have breather holes, but this system with the threaded plug is very poor. In a notable “first” for the UK, Wilderness-Canoe.co.uk will be providing fully outfitted guiding and coaching using demo fleet – most commonly the Keewaydin 16, Keewaydin 17, Kipawa and Winisk. 27 ก.พ. https://paddling.com/gear/swift-canoe-kayak-keewaydin-15-canoe Read reviews for the Keewaydin 16 by Swift Canoe & Kayak as submitted by your fellow paddlers. Read and submit reviews for the Keewaydin 16. Rarely have I happened upon a business whose staff are so professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and happy. With the same lowered seats and narrower paddling stations of the 17, the Keewaydin 16 is great for light weight weekend or week long adventures and spirited solo trips. It is not perfect but it works so well for me that I can't imagine anything better. While the Kipawa offers unprecedented performance to experienced paddlers, it also provides a secure, big-boat feeling for novices. With its mid-range length and weight capacity, it provides paddlers with a multi-functional tripping option that can meet the needs of any paddler. Swift Keewaydin Pack Boats. The Keewaydin is the newest David Yost canoe design and is a remake of the classic Keewaydin 17 we produced years ago. *Available on Keewaydin 16 Combi only. Read and submit reviews for the Keewaydin 15. I can easily carry my canoe barrel, my dog, and another large backpack style dry bag, but would be more limited with a kneeling thwart. 2020 is nearly in the rearview mirror. I’m not sure how David Yost manages to combine sea worthiness, initial stability, good tracking and turning all in one design. I have tried Wenonah Solo Plus, Wenonah Escapade and The hull shape allows for ergonomic stroke entry and exit - think that is called tumble home. Swift Keewaydin 16. Keewaydin 16. Color: + Larger Image. If you need a beautiful, light and performing canoe or kayak jump on board and save. Bow is quite high but in center and stern positions side are quite low. 33. Order now for delivery in April 2021 and save on the 2020 prices. I bought mine in the Carbon Fusion Innegra layup. Member. They suggested the Combi after I gave them my wishlist (2up or solo, lightweight, mostly inland lake paddling, capable of a 1 week trip for 2).

Registered: 3/21/2016 Posts: 2. From Easter, a demo fleet of Swift Canoes will be available within the UK. In other wind direction speed is 6.5 - 8.0 km/h and you can maintain this speed whole day. I have tried Wenonah Solo Plus, Wenonah Escapade and Swift Kipawa and I liked more Keewaydin 16. The layup of this particular class is Swift's Gold Expedition. Selling my Keewaydin 15 which was purchased in late August 2016 and very lightly used on local lakes only a handful of times - canoe is like new - asking $2950. If m vendor would have had a Keewaydin combi in stock, I might’ve gone that route. But already, even just based on an inaugural test paddle, the boat has exceeded my expectations. Swift Kipawa. So Keewaydin 16 had features that I wanted from my second canoe. After a couple of hours spent paddling my new boat on Oxtongue Lake, these three gentlemen then spent even more time with me, helping me load the boat on the roof of my vehicle and again offering tips and advice, this time around safely and efficiently loading and unloading the boat. Prospectors, Kipawa and Keewaydin. Prospectors, Kipawa and Keewaydin. I opted for aluminum gunwales, kevlar and an extra layer of gelcoat. Swift Canoe & Kayak. https://paddling.com/gear/swift-canoe-kayak-keewaydin-17-canoe Just back from a ten day trip in Algonquin park. 2016 - พินนี้ค้นพบโดย Bob Rainbird ค้นพบ (และบันทึก!) The seat is beautifully-made, laminated cherry with wide, brown nylon webbing. The performance lies in its enhanced tumblehome and mid-range waterline, making it ultra-responsive when leaned or heeled. Solo, I heal the boat over and paddle Canadian style with my dog comfy on the foam mat. The Keewaydin 16 is a nimble craft that has everything canoe trippers could want. The initial consideration were weight, capacity and durability. On returning to the car from my first outing, ready to load it up and take it home, the Swift staff asked me what I thought, to which I replied "I feel like I've been cheating on my wife, I love this boat so much.". My only gripe is with the seat. The Keewaydin 16 is a great tripping canoe that's remarkably efficient and works well in a variety of paddling situations. A couple of times I had to remind myself I was actually in a canoe and not a kayak. Like others, I could do without the sliding seat. It is shorter at, 16'6" than the Keewaydin 17', so I am unable to give a direct comparison. Keewaydin 16 fulfills these criteria wonderfully. The Keewaydin 15 offers an unparalleled balance of comfort and performance. But overall, I love this boat. The sliding seat flexes too much for my taste (full disclosure: I weigh about 225 lbs.). I’m 6’3 200lbs, and it’s been suggested that I look into one as an option instead of a 17ft Kayak for lake/river tours in the Canadian Shield where there are plenty of portages. The canoe really firms up when near the rail so going over is not much of a worry. There is absolutely zero oil canning as there has been with some of my other royalex canoes. The Keewaydin has exceeded expectations especially as a solo machine. The real joy is when it comes to the portage. I find the seats comfortable for sitting or kneeling. A great all around performer! I wish I knew her name, but first there was the young woman at the Gravenhurst store whose knowledge and patience were greatly appreciated as she walked me through the options available to a kayaker who wanted to graduate to a solo pack canoe for interior camping. This canoe review of Swift’s 16-foot Keewaydin was first published in the Summer/Fall issue of Canoeroots magazine. It is stable, fast, and turns very predicably. I can't get over how well it does everything! It is worth every penny. The Keewaydin 17. When it was empty of the gear and just the two of us it was wonderful to paddle. The comfort comes from its shallow arch hull and moderate width, making it a stable solo for sit down paddlers. It is a Dave Yost design with the usual Yost bubble-sided tumblehome and excellent manners. It is incredibly easy to lift for car-top loading / unloading or for a portage carry. I didn't discover this until this morning when I went to use the boat again and heard some sloshing when I picked up the canoe. Its initial and secondary stability make it feel and paddle more like a kayak, responding nimbly and moving quickly under a double-bladed kayak paddle, even in a river current or a wind-driven chop. If you're comfortable enough with a kneeling thwart, you can achieve an almost perfect athletic stance for power through chop. The weight of our new boat (Textreme carbon fiber construction) is one of our favorite likes. 33. For the most part, I’ll choose this canoe over my dedicated solo because it is a little lighter. Built from the foundation of a hundred years of dependability, the Prospector 16 has plenty of room for gear, surprising responsiveness, and stability that will put any paddler […] We had two portage filled outings in The St. Regis canoe area of the Adirondacks prior to our Lake Champlain outing, and my wife and I were thrilled with ease of the carries. I spent some serious money on this boat and have no regrets. Since I don’t have a kneeling thwart, it’s really best paddled by two people. It is as fast as a Hemlock Kestrel, Blackhawk Zephyr or even a longer Blackhawk, such as the Starship. Swift kayaks Saranac, Bering Sea, Kiwassa, Swift canoes, 36-38 lbs, Kevlar. If you need a beautiful, light and performing canoe or kayak jump on board and save. Post Apr 06, 2014 #1 2014-04-06T19:28. I have 10 years of canoeing background and this is my second canoe. There's a nice little video on their site with DY talking about the boat and the rational for how he set up the rocker, etc. As I said this canoe has low windage but also this canoe does not lose its speed when it hits to wave. Swift is probably the most advanced large canoe and kayak manufacturer. The boat was ready on the date specified on the order, and when I went to pick it up Brian, Skip and Chris all went above and beyond to make sure I was completely happy with my purchase. In the solo position the Keewaydin cuts waves like a hot knife through butter. 33. Prices generally range from $1600 to $2400, depending on the model, construction and condition. Love DY designs. Turning and side slipping are effortless, while still tracking straight with normal correction strokes. Healed over, the canoe is stable enough to accommodate some movement from her, a 75 pound dog. Hi K2, We have a Swift Kipawa kevlar canoe. I believe this boat is a little beyond my skill level which is good because the better I get with it, the more it rewards me. Check out a few other canoe recommendations below or explore all canoes to find the perfect one for you! Excelling in Fibreglass, Kevlar, Carbon. There was a moderate breeze and some rolling waves and the boat handled great! With the same lowered seats and narrower paddling stations of the 17, the Keewaydin 16 is great for light weight weekend or week long adventures and spirited solo trips. I’m looking for any reviews on Swift’s Keewaydin 14 and 15 Pack Boats. The Keewaydin 15 strikes an amazing balance between stability, speed, straight tracking and maneuverability. I have not paddled Mad River Malecite or Bell Northstar but I guess this canoe is one of the very best choices for flatwater canoeing both as tandem and solo. good stuff. I have not paddled Mad River Malecite or Bell Northstar but I guess this canoe is one of the very best choices for flatwater canoeing both as tandem and solo. The performance lies in its enhanced tumblehome and mid-range waterline, making it ultra-responsive when leaned or heeled. The guys at Swift have done a fantastic job with this machine. I have the flax fusion ( I don't know if they even offer that now) and love the feel of this boat in almost every respect. The not-so-good: I have been paddling this boat for 4 years now at least 50 days a year. But it flexes a lot when I sit on it and so do the long cherry rails it slides on. I decided to write initial review of Swift Keewaydin 16 canoe based on my initial impressions. I discovered by accident (I flipped in high wind and choppy waves) that the flotation tanks had taken on water! New and used items, cars, real estate, jobs, services, vacation rentals and more virtually anywhere in Ontario. For access to exclusive gear videos, celebrity interviews, and more, subscribe on YouTube! On the down side, I have a new negative to report, though it is a lot easier to fix than the seat. Manufacturer's Description: Our first design, the Kipawa, was the forerunner of a new breed of fast, seaworthy and maneuverable tripping canoes designed to meet the modern tripper's requirements. But these plastic plugs are made to thread into a female part installed on the hull, not threaded straight into thin kevlar. The carbon hull has proved to be extremely rigid. It makes for an ideal boat for canoe tripping in the UK or beyond. Now that the kevlar on the edge of the holes got wet, it has become frayed and fuzzy, which may further damage the seal. I have an otter box for my 35mm camera that I use to support myself while kneeling. The Prospector design has been a figurehead of Canadian canoeing since the beginning, and the Swift Prospector 16 is our contribution to its legacy and rich heritage. At only 34 pounds it is a piece a cake to pick up and carry solo. So I guess the old saying that form follows function holds true for this canoe. While the Kipawa offers unprecedented performance for experienced paddlers, it also provides a secure, big boat feeling for novices. The Keewaydin 16 is fast canoe. It continues to be one of the most popular Swift canoes and is the perfect size for week-long tandem tripping. I bought the Keewaydin 16 for flatwater canoeing both as tandem and solo usage tandem canoeing being more frequent usage. The comfort comes from its shallow arch hull and moderate width, making it a stable solo for sit down paddlers. For tandem it is great and pushes both paddlers to work together. Kneeling thwarts aren't for everybody so make sure to try before you buy. A really fun canoe - comfortable as well. The Keewaydin 15 offers an unparalleled balance of comfort and performance. We may have the occasional Solo Canoe or … Too bad they have very few dealers in the U.S., most of them clustered in NY. I had a Swift Kipawa purchased new in 98 I think . For me the flex translated into noise and since I use it for photography it was not helpful on a large lake at dawn. As for the Swift questions, I’ve never paddled a swift but I’ve longed for one for years. I’d also listen to CEW. It would have given it a ten otherwise. This is really a very poorly finished detail in an otherwise amazingly well-made boat. In calm speed is 7 - 7.5 km/h. I highly recommend this boat. I wanted something that was a good all around ship for lakes and streams... a tripping canoe. Prospectors, Kipawa and Keewaydin. Few canoes can bring out the best in your paddling skills as well as the Kipawa. We were very happy with all aspects of the canoe. In stiff head winds it is capable to maintain approximately 6 km/h speed. 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