The Mad River Explorer canoe is a great all-around canoe. The only drawback is that the high gunwales, which keep you dry in rough stuff, catch the wind in flat stuff. Color Sand. It's not the lightest canoe but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to a beginner like me. Go rent borrow and talk to every canoeist on the river. Mad River Explorer 16 Royalex Holzsüllrand mit Flechtsitzen. I picked up a Mad River Explorer this summer at REI. If you can only have one boat and you need something really versatile that solos pretty well, I don't think there's a better option than the Explorer. Have paddled many canoes. Mad River Canoe introduced the Explorer 16 made with T Formex at Paddlesports Retailer 2017. this is the first day out with it (solo). Near New Condition Mad River Explorer 16 RX(Royalex) Canoe! Mad River Explorer, 16' ABS, my good friend for 20 years has tracked truly and pivoted into eddies with a lean and a stroke. If Mad River would have taken their time building the boat I would give it a 10. The Explorer is everything and more that I'd hoped to find in a 2000 era canoe! Primary and ultimate stability are AWESOME, making this a great family canoe. Very good primary and secondary stability as well. I had owned 2 canoes in the past. I had sold my trusty 17 foot aluminum Gruman and had been told this would be much better. I found this canoe very stable and hard to capsize. It can hold two people plus all the gear or you can easily solo it (i fitted a kneeling thwart which gave more control). This is about the exact opposite I want in a family canoe. But it is still going strong and Ill probably never get rid of it. Royalex FAQs; Warranty. It's tough!! There is a reason why some call this boat, "The Madriver Cow!". I also have a seat/yoke mid thwart from Spring Creek so it is easier to solo and can be set up to row like a scull. I have a chance to buy a royalex MR explorer 16 that appears in good shape except for gunwales and seat replacement. Nachteil des V-Bodens, wenn der Hunde die Seite wechselt macht sich das schnell bemerkbar und vor allem stärker als zB. We used it for a wilderness trip down the Buffalo River, Ark. Good on slow rivers too. Fisherman's canoe, downriver whitewater hull, or spacious tripping canoe and shrug off the bumps and grinds that accompany just about any canoeing adventure. 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 am a happy customer and user of this canoe. (ha ha). I had a tree fall on it, popped it back into shape and sealed it and it's back to racing. I have had three - a 1987 Royalex 16.5 for over 30 years - a 1992 Royalex 16 that I sold last year and a 2009 16 Kevlar that replaced it. Compared to shallow arch and flat hulls I found the edge easily and was almost immediately confident in chop, rollers, and currents. It has been wrapped, like inverting an orange peel, with the bottom of the boat pushed past the thwart. But as stable canoe for mixed-water use it is hard to beat. If you're looking for a boat to fish on the lake, especially if you like to stand up to cast, this won't be your boat. Note: Only condition to be noted is the thwart is loose. But the prices were right and I decided to look around. The only downside is the tracking - the shallow V hull makes it a little tough to keep this canoe on a straight course. Ausgestattet mit 2 Gurtflechtsitzen. This is definitely the most stable canoe I have ever paddled. I have not yet added lashing, D rings or knee pads but will do so. I have paddled it solo,taken my buys for a spirited float down the Vermillion and loaded it with 4 people for a quiet Sunday afternoon cruise down the Kankakee River. I got my explorer for a song $400. note: I've owned about 6 different canoes in my life, 4 of them Royalex. All in all this is a great canoe and if taken care of will give great service for decades while drawing many admiring comments. i pulled up to gravel twice today and yes scratches. I have to say... the IQ2 system is just as strong for what I will need to lash in! Yes, it's heavy, but that's the price you pay for not worrying about bouncing off rocks, and I added a Teal yoke which greatly eases the carrying and looks terrific. Regarding the Explorer 16: The canoe handles well in most situations. Just glides down the lake with little effort. SOLD! This '77 Explorer just came in this morning. I claimed it two years ago! I have to say that the Mad River Explorer 17 is one fine boat. 17 FT. EXPLORER - It's a great boat, but I'm sorry I bought the 17' version - now called the Duck Hunter. This is more a testament to Royalex than to Mad River, but it was truly awesome. With a heavier bow partner, the boat feels more like a snow plow. Took the boat out last night on the saluda river with my son. i recommend the explorer 17, if you can find one, as it is a premier tripping wilderness boat which can be used for family recreation or couples' cruising as well. We were on the river for 5 days and four nights. The absence of thwarts on the Royalex version made this a manageable feat in the fetal position, the more pathetic looking the better. A great boat!!!! Explorer. 16T Formex; Journey. This canoe is also not the cheapest, but you cannot put a price on safety, the feeling of safety, and the knowledge that it will get you home. raced and on and on and on. Worth every penny and then some. If you live in a cold climate, make sure you losten the gunwale screws and that will keep the RX from having a tendency to crack when expanding and contracting. Good manueverability for a 16 footer. I've gone fishing in it and find it to be very stable and with ample space to move around and switch positions. I use the boat both solo and tandem. I've also spent countless hours fishing and paddling it solo, while I have a number of other boats and canoes, I have yet to find one that is quite so well suited to such a wide range of adventures. I fish from it and can stand with little difficulty. If in difficult conditions, specifically wind, you might want to move forward a bit more, perhaps with a drop in seat or kneeling. Wooden railed canoes are more prone to this than those with synthetic gunwales. The beautiful ash gunwhales were practically rotting off. They were having a big close out sale and were selling off all of their boats. This is a package including two bent shaft wooden paddles, motor mount and trolley. Easy to steer, but not super fast - however not a dog by any means. Both were scary and in both instances the gunwale was an inch or less from the water. Pros: can get back into it by myself if I fall out (seaworthy)... overall a fun and versatile boat, built like a tank. For the experienced canoeist these boats handle all situations very well from white water to lakes and rivers. This isn't the fastest boat out there and it's definitely heavy, but it inspires confidence with its 15 inch depth and nimble maneuverability. I had researched many boats before settling on the Explorer in TT which is a 3 layer poly. I’ve taken it on heavily packed, 10 day solo river trips and dozens of weekend and overnights with a 100lb dog. I needed a boat that was tough as nails and would require minimal maintenance, and I needed a boat I was comfortable in for back to back to back days, sometimes spending 16 hours or more in my canoe at a time. When I advertised at work for a used canoe I was delighted to find this one for $300. I would take this easily on a two month trip in N. Canada for sure. A couple of weeks later I got a call, a guy who rafted the canyon found my canoe at the outlet stuck in a tree. I paddled extensively in the explorer 16 triple layer polypropylene(no longer available in this layup I believe). I like the webbing better. It has never been damaged, scratched inside or outside and has never even been touched up. For the same time and energy, I bet I could have paddled 50-55 miles in my kayak on that day. I give it a 9 instead of 10 because it's heavier than I'd like, and I have to portage too often. All in all, a great boat I will be sad to part ways with it (although I won't be sad on the portage trail). There's a big difference between kevlar weight and royalex weight on the Explorer. Very forgiving. Sie sind vermutlich noch nicht im Forum angemeldet - Klicken Sie hier um sich kostenlos anzumelden. If your looking for an all around canoe, I think you can't go wrong with the explorer. This thing will take everything you can give it and then some. Die Bilder zeigen recht gut den Zustand des Bootes. I feed it a pint of gelcoat every couple of years, a Watco the gunnals annually. It is heavy, but the stability of the canoe is what makes it great for a family or new paddler. The boat performs very well on flat water and ate up the class 1 1/2 I took my 13 year old through. Two adults fishing, with all of the fishing gear, anchors, cooler, posed no problems. We had it out in windy conditions, on a lake where the waves were 2 - 3 feet. pounds) so I can throw it on the van racks by myself. I've owned a royalex explorer for 5 1/2 years. Mine is a 1983 model purchased new in green royalex with ash trim. It is a load monster. It will haul over 1/2 a ton, that is about 20 times its own weight. The wood trim does require regular maintenance with teak oil but in 20 years I've only had to replace half of an outwale. The first one I bought new in the 17" Royalex with wood bright work through out. It has a lot of good ideas with the integrated seats, cup holders, etc, and is a very attractive canoe. The combination of paddling versatility, capacity, seaworthiness and superior paddling performance make this canoe as close to an “all-purpose” canoe as you'll get. Wooden railed canoes are more prone to this than those with synthetic gunwales. Have run low class 3s in the old one, not going to do that with the Kevlar. Because it has a symmetrical hull, the boat paddles as well with a solo paddler in the bow seat facing the stern. Maybe I could have had better speed with sit and switch paddling, but it seems more energy-intensive overall. Bell 17.6' kevlar was the easiest fastest boat I ever paddled. It works best in a moderate moving river with some gear or another person loaded in front. It has handled 3 footers across some of Canada's big lakes, some Michigan rivers swollen a few feet higher than normal, scraped across Florida oyster beds and backwater sandbars, and even several miles of the Gulf of Mexico. I purchased this boat used in May of 2000. If you get this boat, I would recommend getting rear thwart installed to make the hull more rigid. I've floated slowly downriver with it as well as downriver raced with racing partners ages 4 to 79. Advice. Das Tragjoch ist exakt mittig eingebaut. Sure, there are a lot of new models around that are perfect for a particular type of water, but none will handle the large array the Explorer can. They have been very loaded for week long trips but are very balanced for portaging---I find them easier to portage for long distances than my 13 ft 48 lb springbok. A speedier, better-tracking canoe would have been severely damaged or at the bottom, so there's your trade-off. It's roomy for plenty of gear. Finde großartige Plätze zum Kanadierfahren und lerne wie du dein Kanu und die Zeit auf dem Wasser optimal nutzen kannst. If you have to carry alot, go with kevlar and skip the ash trimmins. Mad River Royalex Explorer 16 Canoe + Extras - $950 (Chapel Hill) For sale is our red Mad River Explorer 16' shallow-Vee-bottom canoe made from lightweight, durable, maintenance free Royalex. I paddled tandem approximately 1/4 of the time and solo the rest. I use it mainly on rivers and it works well up to class 3(Chattooga section 3) conditions. Includes two "bending branches" brand paddles and removable middle seat. Room for kids, gear and float bags. The versatile canoe for getting started; great for sportsmen and families, the Adventure 16 is an amazing value. This is a solid and reliable boat. mad river explorer 16 kevlar royalex repaired. I rate it a 10, even though I replaced the ash rails twice before I threw in the towel and had vinyl rails installed. As I enter geezerhood a light canoe is a real helper when out in the sticks. The T-Formex Remake. Extended decks offer protection from sun and spray. New To Canoeing? Royalex 16' Heavy but balanced and indestructable. This canoe is tough as nails. This was the best all around boat, one could buy at the time. I'm well past my mid sixties, have been a passionate soloer for my entire life and over the years, I've moved from traditional canvas on cedar, through Royalex and now to Kevlar Light. The boat did amazingly well with just the two of us. Regardless of blems I love the ride and expect to keep this one around for a long long time! Again the wood gunnels were broken and rotten. It is stable, carries a big load, truly an all purpose canoe. This canoe is very good compromise between stability (especially final stability), forward speed and agility. The bottom line is that it's a very stable boat. If you are looking fo a conoe that is a safe do it all ( within reason ) leave in mirror calm water, and come back in 3 footers, then stop looking and check this one out. (It retailed new for $1100). I had it repaired and except for a few character enhancing blemishes, it's good as new. I dream of finding a kev exp.tho. Windage can be a problem, however, but this can be overcome by carrying a load or skillful paddling. 156; 167; Explorer 16 T Formex. I bought my Royalex Explorer 16 in 1988. But get a good padded carrying yoke. is too much for portages. Erstbesitz, gekauft vor etwa 25 Jahren. I paid $800 for it on Craigslist in 2016. It has minor dings and scrapes consistent with its age but We have taken it out on one to two new lakes every week since we purchased it 2 months ago. Many members of our group in the Northstars flipped and had to be rescued. Being symmetrical, you can flip it around and paddle from the "front" seat and control the canoe quite well. However, when riding with 2 adults, this canoe is very unstable. I would not recommend doing business with Mad River. The shallow V hull make this boat stable and allows it to track well, but it does not turn as well as it should on fast rapids. Gänzlich ungeeignet ist der Explorer für diesen Zweck jedoch auch nicht.Axel. One of the gunwales was split in 1996, but I have glued it I am selling my Mad River Duck Hunter 16 foot royalex canoe. A year later and after around 30 outings, I'm really glad I made the purchase. While heavy, my wife and I moved it around pretty easily. schnell Beulen auf. Mad River Canoe Home. The Explorer 16 is everything the other reviewers state. In short, you can solo this boat fully loaded on flatwater reasonably well if you're unreasonable enough. I am sure that the composite version would be even more efficient. … If you can only buy one canoe that will do pretty much everything, the MR Explorer should be at the top of your shopping list. Timeless and Rugged. We had many wonderful trips with it. I needed a boat that can handle big water and small creeks; one that can be paddled solo as easily as tandem, and handle that weight variation well. Mine has held up great for over 9 years now. Full Details *MSRP: $899 USD / $1,149 CAD If you choose wood bright work be advised the hull with outlast the wood by several times and you can switch to aluminum. Almost indestructible. I bought a Royalex Explorer about a year ago. Royalex construction. I've used mine for hunting quite a bit and it looks pretty beaten up from hauling 1000 lb loads down rocky rivers, in the fall when they often don't have quite enough water. When selecting a model just pick how much you want to carry. Other than two reviews, I can find NOTHING on the boat. Caned seats. Es gibt den Explorer darüber hinaus in einer leichten und noch steiferen Kevlar-Variante, die wenig verbreitet ist. If the Kevlar Explorer is really a good buy, it will be light enough for most UK portaging, it will be a good lake boat, and it will be tolerable, for a 16.5' canoe, on whitewater. Recently acquired pre-owned Mad River Explorer 16 for sale. Dafür bietet er leicht beladen viel Fahrspass sowohl auf Flachwasser als auch in bewegterem Fließwasser. Our kevlar explorer is an old friend. My wife and I exchanged the Adventure 14 we had purchased (stability issues - see review) for an Explorer 16 tt. These Photos Show All. The 17' version would be better only with a great amount of gear and smaller rapids. It is a very stable boat. So far I enjoy the IQ2 system very much. I have had mine in up to Class IV shutes and on lakes. October 15, 2019, 6:02pm #1. Das Material ist widerstandsfähig und erfreulich steif und leicht. I’ve filled it full of blankets and slid down under the thwarts to sleep in the middle of a lake under a star filled sky.It’s been all over Minnesota, from going through the locks of the Mississippi River and even rigged up with a rowing kit for a week messing around on bigger lakes in the Boundary Waters.I mostly paddle it loaded, and it’s never let me down in big waves or long sets of boulder fields. I had the plastic tie downs for the IQ2 but they ended up being pulled out from the gunwale and stretched out the IQ2 channels making them unsightly. I contacted Confluence and the dealer, Jersey Paddler, who told me to bring the boat back to exchange for another boat. It leans a ways, then resists going any farther, because of the way the hull is curved (it's a shallow arch with a soft chine, to be technical). 1996 model in like new condition. All of this is in aid of weight - portaging and ease of handling. I read many reviews on this website prior to selecting a brand and model. I feel this boat is best suited for two man down river trips. The boat felt miraculous in righting itself. She has also done a many a local runs down near by streams and creeks. If you are an intermediate paddler and not concerned about primary stability, skip this boat and try a prospector design. For solo lake day trips, something that sheds the wind better might be more appealing. Regardless the boat is a pleasure to paddle so far and I can't imagine ever growing out of it. I found both initial and secondary to be great. Mad River Canoe’s Explorer 16 Length: 16 ft 3 in Width: 35 in Depth: 15 in Weight: 44 lbs Capacity: 1,100 lbs MSRP: $3,399 USD / $4,349 CAD Similar Items - MAD RIVER CANOE ROYALEX 16' - $650 (Stillwater) 17' Mad River canoe - royalex - $650 (Cedar Grove) Lightly used 17 foot mad river explore canoe, Royalex. We have a 16' Kevlar/fiberglas Explorer canoe which has been our best quiet river canoe yet. Wer sich mit Poling befasst und nach dem geeigneten hierzulande verfügbaren Boot sucht sollte sich den Explorer noch aufmerksamer ansehen. I have taken it crabbing on the Eastern shore, given "rides" to my two labs (they swam a lot anyways but never tipped the boat when they jumped off! wildernesswebb. A waste of time and money. I struggle to put it onto the car on my own, but a second pair of hands, even young ones, makes it an easy job. This has been a great family canoe, for relatively calm waters. Almost indestructable. If you want a solo boat, buy one. My friends and I found this very annoying not to mention lost forward energy. only regret is that i did not buy a kevlar explorer 16, as i am now in my mid-50's and the explorer 17 weighs in at about 74 lbs. My 2 boys and I were on a camping weekend, and stopped by a flea market sort of store. I paddle solo quite frequently, and paddling from the bow seat (facing the stern), it handles very well in the classic "northwoods" heeled over style. Original Explorer design is a benchmark when it comes to versatile canoes. It was heavy to portage and the yoke broke on us but, we were quite pleased and would take it back for another trip. If you can afford to purchase several canoes that excel in various aspects of paddling, you probably have no need for MR Explorer. We are located in Roanoke, Va. As a side note, I got mine with wood gunwales, which I like the looks of. Anfänglich durch den V-Boden etwas kippliger als unser Ally, aber sehr stabil sobald er Fahrt aufnimmt. Für denjenigen, der häufiger solo im Tandemboot unterwegs ist gibt es womöglich geeignetere Boote. It is a little heavy (mine is the plastic one, not the fancy Roylex). In der Version „Duckhunter“ ist die innere Vinylschicht grün durch gefärbt und die Eschensüllränder dunkel gebeizt. It is also too short and wide for only flatwater purpose. It truly is a workhorse, I have had it loaded to the hilt and it was still easy to steer and paddle. We didn't dump, but we were on very calm water and still felt uneasy. Same form as Malecite but 1' longer. Er lässt sich wesentlich feinfühliger aufkanten und auf Kante halten weil der zu den Enden ausgeprägte V-Kiel im Mittelbereich des Bootes in eine harmonische Rundung des Rumpfquerschnitts übergeht, die einen stark gewölbten Übergang zu den Bordwänden wirken lässt. I bought a green 16 ft Royalex with ash seats and gunnels in 1987. Class 2 rapids and maybe a few yards of class 3, calm ponds, tight twisty creeks, log jam ridden rivers, wind swept lakes and acted on occasion as the ice bin for the back yard barbeque. The briefest description is they are the Jack-Of-All-Trades and the Master of none. The frequent treatments with amour-all has kept it looking like brand new for many seasons. I liked that it floated half way out of the water when full of water. (I won't play in whitewater with the almost see-through hull, but it will take me hundreds of easy miles on quiet water and long portage, with great tracking and safe cargo haul in wind and wave) Royalex will slip, slide and bounce all the way through whitewater and boulder gardens and big scrapes, but the regular kevlar is right behind it for a weekend playboat. Easy to maintain and has served me well. I wrapped it once in high water on the Jump River in northern Wisconsin. It is not quick, and does not track well, but there are other boats that are designed more for that. Watch craigslist for used boat at half new price. It handles class I rapids easily. These hulls serve a definite purpose in the canoe world. My first time in it was with my wife and she is very ancy about tipping in a canoe. It paddles great, but is really a tandem boat, just a little big for solo. For white water, or for lake paddling with lots of gear it is a great boat. While heavier than many, we still managed to complete all portages in Canada's Provincial Park. It’s been great for our family. This spring I purchased a Madriver Explorer 16' Royalex with IQ2 gunwale. Its unique multi-chine hull design provides excellent stability, rigidity and tracking. We have wood gunnels and the Royalex material.... Make sure you LOSEN or even remove the gunnel screws in the winter as the cold temps WILL cause the royalex to shrink...but the gunnels DON"T...these you could end up with a cracked hull. I solo turned backwards with a three year old daughter (with 2' paddle of course) all day. Canoes with fine woodwork are a tradition at Mad River Canoe. Mad River Explorer (16’ Royalex) - Solo- und PolingerfahrungenDer Mad River Explorer ist ein durchschnittlich geräumiger Tandemcanadier mit einem durchgehenden V-Boden als hervorstechendes Merkmal. 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