We build and sell double paddle canoes
and equipment to go with them. Double
paddle canoes are very ‘kayak’ like.
The paddler sits low in the boat so that body weight serves as
stabilizing ballast. Legs
extend forward to foot braces that keep the paddler positioned
correctly. Hulls are
relatively narrow so that efficient, easy to use double blade paddles
can be used insuring, among other things that every stroke propels the
boat forward without the constant need of the correctional strokes
required of single blade paddles and conventional canoes.
double paddle canoes do not have full decks.
This means that getting you and you gear in and out of a boat is
relatively easy. Double
paddle canoes (and ours in particular), are lighter and easier to deal
with away from the water than most kayaks.
Equipment intensive activities, like fishing and photography, are
better performed from our open, relatively roomy canoes.
We build all of our
boats here on the Trout Brook road in Olmstedville which is in the
Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
We are 90 minutes north of
We have fabrication
shops, storage sheds and a store where our boats are displayed along
with paddles, life jackets, roof racks, books, maps, paddling specific
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Light enough to carry into the many interior lakes and ponds in the Adirondacks