OK oh wise ones, I need a removable canoe yoke for a Wenonah Vagabond. I'm thinking that since I'm female, I would prefer to go with separate pads that can be spaced to fit my shoulders, rather than a one piece unit. What say you? Any suggestions?
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A custom fit is always best..|
Posted by: openboater on Mar-31-08 7:37 PM (EST)
Posted by: Jsaults on Mar-31-08 9:09 PM (EST)
for us solo boaters.
Adjustable yoke for shoulder width|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-31-08 9:19 PM (EST)
You are correct, you want a yoke that fits you or can be adjusted to your shoulders. If you are looking at the Chosen Valley removable tubular aluminum solo canoe yoke that Wenonah sells, these are fully adjustable for different shoulder widths. You can loosen the bolt that holds the pad assembly to the tubes and the pads slide side to side for adjustment.
Here's Another One|
Posted by: guideboatguy on Mar-31-08 9:27 PM (EST)
2 guys with canoes on their heads|
Posted by: old_user on Mar-31-08 9:40 PM (EST)
walk into a bar.....
Measure your Vagabond seat, first|
Posted by: canoedancing on Mar-31-08 9:54 PM (EST)
We've measured a few of the Vagabonds lately and the front edge of the seat is usually dead center, although one of them was 2" aft of center.
Posted by: CEWilson on Mar-31-08 11:10 PM (EST)
Agree completely w/ CD - the turnscrew on yoke w/ CV pads is the best option for real carries. That said, it is heavy and pricey. Unfortunately, for longer carries, especially with heavier boats, it is the best, which translates into only option.
Posted by: kayamedic on Mar-31-08 11:34 PM (EST)
Is there a danger of inbreeding?
Yes, I did post this question|
Posted by: lbaker on Apr-01-08 7:02 AM (EST)
once before,but it was inbedded in several other questions and I didn't get much of a hit on the subject, so I thought I'd try it as a stand alone. Didn't mean to break posting etiquette.
Posted by: lbaker on Apr-01-08 7:16 AM (EST)
I see you did answer my post on Solo, sorry for the dupe. Hope you're not permanently scarred ;-)
nah at least|
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-01-08 7:20 AM (EST)
not by this!
Posted by: CEWilson on Apr-01-08 8:53 AM (EST)
Well, my faith in my fellow paddlers has been shaken to the core. After Yoga tonight, I think I'll re-toxify at the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery in a hopeful attempt to get past the trauma and reconnect.
OT: Lake Placid eateries|
Posted by: Jsaults on Apr-01-08 10:28 AM (EST)
Charlie, I was on a hut-to-hut XC ski trip back in '95 or '96 and stayed in a hotel that was run by students from a local college who were interning for hotel management. Down near the Lake as I recall, with an excellent resturant. Is that establishment still there?
Paul Smiths and the Lodge|
Posted by: CEWilson on Apr-01-08 11:59 AM (EST)
Pauls Smith's sold the St Regis Hotel in Saranac Lake last year.
Can I join you at the Pub, Charlie?|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-01-08 10:41 AM (EST)
The seat mount yoke will work on the Vagabond.
Add Hidden River Yoke Shop|
Posted by: Jsaults on Apr-01-08 10:07 AM (EST)
to the list. I was unaware of them. And Charlie, sorry to have forgotten the Bag Lady's fabric yoke.
Posted by: CEWilson on Apr-01-08 12:03 PM (EST)
Charlie, you may be on to something.|
Posted by: Jsaults on Apr-01-08 12:43 PM (EST)
I have always been a DIY sort of outdoorsman - be it backpacking, winter mountaineeering, canoeing etc, I always carried my own gear with my friends. But that Hut-to-Hut around Lake Placid really opened my eyes: All I had to do was ski, and my gear was transported to our daily destination. Show up for breakfast and dinner, and otherwise sit about the fire with your toddy and squeeze.
Here's a couple links|
Posted by: canoedancing on Apr-01-08 11:54 AM (EST)
This is the link to the CVCA solo yokes
Posted by: Jsaults on Apr-01-08 12:36 PM (EST)
I like what you have done to the Raven.
Posted by: canoedancing on Apr-01-08 1:43 PM (EST)
I forgot to mention I've located the holder of the patent for the "power rocker" and if I can find a market for these things I'll find someone to start producing them, under a somewhat more likeable name. Any suggestions? "Tilt seat" came up as an idea, but there must be something more catchy than that......
I call my cobbled-up version|
Posted by: Jsaults on Apr-01-08 3:22 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Apr-01-08 3:51 PM (EST)
It has positive stops forward and back|
Posted by: canoedancing on Apr-01-08 5:20 PM (EST)
What you can't see in the photo are the two studs in each seat hanger. One stops the seat at about 30 degrees forward, the other stops the seat when it gets back to level.
Posted by: Jsaults on Apr-01-08 9:05 PM (EST)