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Check out a few other canoe recommendations below or explore all canoes to find the perfect one for you! Travel Maps Trip Planning Photography. Have a product you’d like to review? Bought one used and it was just what I was looking for. Indestructible, huge, roomy, safe, loud, heavy, inexpensive and still going! 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! I’ve owned a T since and it is indestructible.

There is also nearly no concern for protecting your valuable asset – just bounce off the rocks and enjoy the view! Discover Cool New Gear. I recently inherited this from my grandfather’s estate and I am pleased with it. I’ve never had stability problems, even running it with a 4-hp outboard from the gunwhale in seas up to 4′. About Advertise Legal Privacy Contact. My wife and I have had this boat in some pretty rough water, but if you keep your weight low and know what you’re doing, tipping should not be an issue. Would I purposely go out and buy one?

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I ran it with a 4-HP Evinrude clamped to the gunwale for several years, and had no seriess with stability or handling. You can load these with everything including the cast iron kitchen sink and they will still offer a very stable and safe platform to work from.

The design of these provides what you should expect: Mind you, I normally wouldn’t recommend carrying these much more than a few hundred yards but I was too cheap to spring for some fancy rental when I own a perfectly functional canoe. Indestructible, huge, roomy, safe, loud, heavy, inexpensive and still going!

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Sturdiness comes at a price – she is heavy 80 lbbut if I polish her up, she still looks like new, 23 years later. Buy one, It’ll be the last canoe you’ll ever have to buy again. T by Michicraft Canoes. The canoe is very stable and floats in less than 6 inches of water.

We have canoed in VERY shallow, rocky, fast-flowing streams. It’s a well built old school canoe. It is stable and seems to be easier to paddle than other canoes. Paddling with Thousands of Cownose Rays. I have never found one that I like better.

We have a 30 year old B and love it. I have had mine everywhere. Would I purposely go out and buy one? I was paddling into a head wind with the current, it caught the wind like a sail while sitting on the seat so I moved to my knees. I’ve actually taken this beast on longer trips with required portages longest portage was 3. I’d buy another one, but I’ll never have to! It tracked well and moved through choppy water decently.

I recently inherited this michicrraft my grandfather’s estate and I am pleased with it. The T Michi-Craft is a very stable, easy handling Canoe. I’ve owned a T since and it is indestructible. Plan Trips from Outfitters Trips from the Community.

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The river is mostly quiet and the few mild rapids are not handled particularly well with this craft. I plan to make a fishing table for it and use it on the local river in the next few weeks. I have hunted a couple of falls and many of ducks have fallen to the michi-craft. My wife and I have had this boat in some pretty rough water, but if you keep your weight low and know what you’re doing, tipping should not be an issue.

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The only reason I gave micchicraft a 9 instead of a 10 is the weight, but hey, it IS a tank and will probably outlive me. Welcome Log Out Log In. Michicraft Canoes T Reviews. It is a real pig to lift on and off the car and to portage.

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It takes wind and waves better than most other larger canoe I’ve been in but it ultimately is a canoe that behaves more like a flat bottomed jon boat. It is just a solid boat. Michicragt have owned a WT Michicraft canoe for over 40 years. I’m no expert by any means, but I just took a test drive and flipped it within 10 minutes.

I am certainly not a expert but I have tried out a few other canoes over the years. The consolation is that they take a beating, which they of course get.

I’ve used it on the Cass river and many small and large lakes in mid and upper Michigan.