Kajak + Canadier

What is the difference between kayak, canoe and Canadian canoe?

A kayak is a long narrow boat propelled by a person seated in the boat by means double paddle that has a blade both end of the paddle.

A Canadian canoe has a  somewhat wider beam and higher freeboard, is equipped with seat-boards,  for kneeling position, whereby the buttocks rest on the seat-board. The boat is  operated by spade like paddle, with a blade at one end only.  
Canoe is the general term for kayaks and Canadian canoes and is commonly applied for the Indian style “Canadian canoe”. 

Is it possible to enter a kayak / Canadian canoe from the water?

To enter on your own requires some practice.

With two persons it is easier, when one person counter balances to help the entering person and keep the boat level. Much easier it is with an outrigger.

How capsize resistant are Kayaks / Canadian canoes?

By way of high buoyancy kayaks / Canadian canoes are very stable and capsize resistant.

One ought to bear in mind though, that the narrower the boat, the smaller the wetted surface, the easier it becomes to capsize.

Can a HOLIDAY 2 be used as a 1 -seater?

The  HOLIDAY 2 comes with D-ring fittings for 1 seater application as standard.
Therefore it may be used as 1-seater or 2-seater!

What shall I do, when the boat tends to bear off course too easy?

Use  stern-mount rudder-steering!

A course stabilising-fin is very helpful and available for all boat types.

What experience is there about a dog on board?

Yes – that happens quite frequently.

Because of the more generous space,  the Canadian canoe is particular suited for that.
Although, boat-skin  stands up to claws of dogs, a cover or old blanket could be placed on the floor for protection.

Can the OUTSIDE or ADVENTURE be propelled by double paddle?

Canadian canoes are design in principle for spade paddle propulsion.

You may of course use double paddle without problem.  
Quite often double paddle option is used, in particular by beginners!

May I paddle an OUTSIDE or ADVENTURE single hand?

Yes -  by way of spade paddle trail-turn technique the boats course can be kept straight and in direction where you want to paddle. It requires some practice though.

Using a double paddle is easier.

OUTSIDE or ADVENTURE?

You find comparative information on the boats within "BOATS" - Which boat?

Does the ADVENTURE TEAM qualify under Raft OE-standard?

For reason of the length-/beam ratio, the  ADVENTURE TEAM does not conform to the  Raft OE-Norm standard V5868 and therefore is NO rafting boat.
As such specific regulations applicable to rafting boats do not apply.

The   ADVENTURE TEAM is a “Canadian canoe” to which norm standard ISO/EN 6185 applies. There is no regulation as to private deployment. 

Commercial use though – against payment falls under “Concession for rafting-operator companies”.
It is within the scope of the respective licencing authority (provincial government) to decide on any country specific regulations. 

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