Most are Kevlar and often include popular models from Swift, like the Kipawa, Prospector, Keewaydin and Algonquin. Swift 222 Cruiser 18.5', Swift Keewaydin 17', Swift Winisk 17.5', Swift Temagami 17.5', Swift Algonquin 17', Swift Prospector 17' C1 Solo Swift Shearwater 16.5', Swift Keewaydin 15' C2 Rec (Sprint Only) Swift Kipawa (16'6"), Swift Keewaydin 16 In our opinion, the best rentals are the 222 Cruiser, Keewaydin, Northwind or Winisk as they have a I can handle my 40 lb Swift Winisk with no problem at all. And I am not gentle with my boats! I want them to grow up with an appreciation of canoeing and all of its associated pleasures. Please select a subject. Swift Winisk KevlarFusion . It’s a really slick boat. 2009 : Vajda C1 03 Marathon . This website uses cookies for functionality, analytics and advertising purposes as described in our. While the Swift Temagami may not have quite the speed of the Winisk, it has enormous stability and room for gear, pets and children. Swift Canoes Winisk. It is noticeably tippy when not loaded, and it's not a solo boat. Located in Welland (1/2 hr. ... December 17, 2017. I used to work for them when their shop was in Guelph. I have been the owner of a Winisk for about 12 years now. Mine is the blue one in the water.It's a Swift Winisk. Home Tandem Canoes Swift Canoes Winisk. Whilst not a Carbon Wheelset, I do have a Carbon canoe ( Swift Winisk - Carbon-Kevlar layup) and an older plain Kevlar boat ( Swift Kipawa ) Regarding the Winisk ... 2011 at 15:17) 2009 : Swift Keewaydin 17 KevlarFusion . Sliding bow seat frame and kneeling keel. Superlight Kevlar 17' (Swift Winisk, Temagami, or Prospector 17) For longer trips or more cargo. I used it as either a Hire boat here in Knoydart or during my client trips in the UK. I am looking for feedback and recommendations on either these two canoes (Bluewater Freedom 17 Tripper or Swift Winisk). It's keeless, that's why it doesn't track as well as some boats, and it has a bit of rocker, so a bit more responsive. Swift Canoe & Kayak is a leading manufacturer of high quality composite canoes and kayaks, built right here in Canada. Fast and secure, the Winisk is the quintessential flatwater tripping canoe for longer trips. Swift 222 Cruiser 18.5', Swift Keewaydin 17', Swift Winisk 17.5', Swift Temagami 17.5', Swift Algonquin 17', Swift Prospector 17' C1 Solo Swift Shearwater 16.5', Swift Keewaydin 15' C2 Rec (Sprint Only) Swift Kipawa (16'6"), Swift Keewaydin 16 In our opinion, the best rentals are the 222 Cruiser, Keewaydin, Northwind or Winisk as they have a But it didn’t have a V … Go with the Bluewater! They are 2 and 5. June 7th, 2011, 03:40 PM #159. Although I have heared of others who have, I have had no trouble related to lay-up or contruction. Jonathan Winter, the designer, got this one right. Send … It is not light for a boat of its type. but more to a Swift Winisk? Osprey: A 14'10" Solo Tripping Canoe, originally John's personal boat. Glen, I have both fat fingers and poor editing skills. 2009 : Tahe Marine Canoe Jyri . I have narrowed my choices down to these two boats and I am having trouble choosing between the two. New!! Mattawa: A 15'8" tandem/solo Tripping Canoe for smaller paddlers. Order now for delivery in April 2021 and save on the 2020 prices. We own a Bluewater Freedom tripper as well and I have paddled the Winisk, I really don`t see that you would have any dislikes with either boat, both perform very well for their deigned usage. I'm not sure there's another lake type boat that's as fast as this one for the same length. For tandem use we have since moved on to fast canoes ( Wenonah Jensen 18, Swift Winisk, and now a Kevlar Wenonah Escape) for the relatively protected waters in inland Florida or the Intercoastal waterway . Prices generally range from $1600 to $2400, depending on the model, construction and condition. Use without permission is prohibited. The Keewaydin 17. Sliding bow seat frame and kneeling keel. Swift Winisk 17.5 ft., Weight:53 lb/24 kilos Capacity:900 lbs/405 kilos, Price: $260.00 Becker' Lodge:(prices for 8 days and we are out 10)(Bucket Seats )i n all) Mackenzie Clipper 20 82 kevlar $ 350 Sprinter Hellman 17'6" 48 duralite $290 Tripper Clipper 17'6" 60 kevlar $260 Prospector Hellman 17'6" 60 duralite $260 Bear Creek Merchantile: View larger image Ad id: 911192660725463: Views: 72: Price: $1,000.00. Very decent 17’ design that I appreciated much more. https://paddling.com/gear/swift-canoe-kayak-algonquin-17-canoe On my way to decide which canoe will be best for me and the familiy I had the opportunity to paddle the Swift Winisk a few times, always tandem, most of the times on flat water. Very good condition. All wood is cherrywood. Recently redesigned by David Yost about 6 years ago and it’s only gotten better since. I have paddled many a Swift Canoe before, from the Prospector to the Winisk, but settled on the Keewaydin 17. By using this site, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions as described in this, Bluewater Freedom 17 Tripper or Swift Winisk, Lady Evelyn River/Maple Mountain/Sugar Lake Loop, Opasatika/Missinaibi/Moose Rivers from Highway 11, It is currently December 23rd, 2020, 8:31 pm. While the Temagami may not have quite the speed of the Winisk, it has enormous stability and room for gear, pets and children. It's not a boat I ever would have picked without some encouragement from the sales staff, but... this is a great boat for the experienced paddler. I need to store a 16.5 and a 17.5 foot canoe. Research has led me to the Wenonah Sprit II, the Nova Craft Prospector, Swift Temagami, Winisk, Algonquin or Kipawa or the Mad River Explorer. In doing the 5/8" inwales, I also planned on routing in 1/4 scuppers, somewhat for weight savings, but mostly for a place to attach stuff. All wood is cherrywood. This boat boasts a length of 17 feet and 6 inches with a maximum width of 36 inches and a 14 inch bow height. Swift Winisk is one of the most popular canoe company, Headquarts out of Ontario, Canada. Bell and Wenonah wet bag[ed], Bluewater and Swift infuse, which yields lighter, more perfect hulls." The relatively high performance canoes we have owned have all been faster than any of the tandems we have owned or rented. The strips are at 1/4x3/4 right now. The old tarping method held too much moisture. Copyright © 2007-2020 CCR Inc. All rights reserved. Kiddo #1 is up front, Kiddo #3 is duffing in the center, or more accurately, bouncing around in the center, and Lovely Wife is paddling stern: Length: 17′ 6″ Materials: Expedition Kevlar, Kevlar Fusion, Carbon Fusion. ... 17" Grumman here, the trick is to load it up with a bit of weight and ensure the weight its balanced a bit fore. Very good condition. My wife and I will use the canoe primarily for weekend trips with a couple of ten-day trips each year. Trying to figure out how to build me a canoe barn using my wooden fence. 2009 : Swift Kipawa Guide Fusion . And I'm still shaking my head about the speed thing. The finial decision on the details was when I went to the Swift booth at the Outdoor Adventure Show in February. Feel free to come see it. 2009 : Swift Yukon Royalex . Nipissing: A Square Stern Tripping Canoe for those who need a little motorized assist!! I would like to paddle my Swift Winisk on a solo trip of 3-4 days covering 20km a day. $46.50 : $51.00 : View. (I haven't officially weighed it yet.) It is the expedition kevlar lay-up. Lot 9: Swift Winisk Canoe Select Subject. In a notable “first” for the UK, Wilderness-Canoe.co.uk will be providing fully outfitted guiding and coaching using demo fleet – most commonly the Keewaydin 16, Keewaydin 17, Kipawa and Winisk. May 14th, 2010, 11:17 PM #151. srt8. The rest of my family is in the Blue Canoe, the Swift Winisk at 17 feet long, and about 53 pounds or so. Hi K2, We have a Swift Kipawa kevlar canoe. North Canoe: Swift 17'6'' Winisk Canoe Atlantic Blue Special Edition - $1000. With a company motto "People who paddle, paddle Swift". Length: 17′ 6″ Materials: Expedition Kevlar, Kevlar Fusion, Carbon Fusion Many paddlers – particularly those with small children – do not want to give up performance in exchange for stability and volume. 2009 : Swift Kipawa GoldFusion . I've had one for a couple years now, bought it second hand. If you need a beautiful, light and performing canoe or kayak jump on board and save. Maybe he's right, but this is not a slow boat. 2009 : Swift Kipawa CarbonFusion . 2010 : Vajda C1 03 Basic . from Peace Bridge or Rainbow). Best ~17 ft. designs are Bluewater's Freedom 17, Bell's NorthWind, Swift's Keewaydin 17 and Winisk 17.5, and WeNoNah's Spirit II. Do not want ot have to do this again. Made in 2017, this canoe has never been paddled and thus is in new condition. Prospectors, Kipawa and Keewaydin. Makers Spec Designed by John Winters Length: 17’ 6” Gunwale Width: 36” Waterline Width: 32.5“ Bow Height: 22” Stern Height: 19” Centre Dep Swift Winisk - Song of the Paddle Forum We've updated our Privacy Policy and by continuing you're agreeing to the updated terms. From Easter, a demo fleet of Swift Canoes will be available within the UK. Saying it's not as fast as some needs some qualification. Pipestone-Winisk-Wapitotem-Attawapiskat Staff - Dylan Moeser & Addison Egan connect the rivers with Aidan McPhail & Rohan Krishnan learning the way Campers - Peter B., Aaron C., Ryan E., Dillon H., Linden K., Jake M., Constantine M., Sean W. Of course both will be paddled before I purchase (a friend owns the Bluewater and I have spent sometime in the boat). Beautiful boats, extremely light yet durable. Build quality is another consideration. Add to wishlist Added to wishlist Removed from wishlist 2. The Winisk was designed by boat designer John Winters and falls in Swift's 'Canadian Touring Canoes' class. 3 Seat Superlight Kevlar 18.5' for 3 adults (Swift 222 Cruiser) Cruiser with an extra seat for an extra paddler. Add to compare. Board index » General Discussion » Equipment, View unanswered posts | View active topics, Al Greve http://www.canoewateradventuring.ca South Western Ontario's canoeing specialist, Users browsing this forum: maddogbob and 2 guests. In defense of the winisk, I bought one several years ago second hand and have tripped with it extensively including coastal superior and even a little whitewater although, it certainly is not my choice for a WW boat. I am looking for feedback and recommendations on either these two canoes (Bluewater Freedom 17 Tripper or Swift Winisk). For many skilled paddlers, the greatest pleasure is … The web site and forum for all canoe users who hear the Song of the Paddle. The Keewaydin, in my opinion, is second only to the Swift Winisk for: Seaworthyness, Stability, Speed, ability to carry a load. I have rigged it with a removable center seat and love it for extended solo trips. We have a Labrador puppy that will eventually grow to full size 70lbs +/- and we will be tripping with our family pet. The salesman listened to what I liked in a boat and suggested it. Excelling in Fibreglass, Kevlar, Carbon. Gorgeous dark blue, their fiberglass setup with cherry decking and gunwales. The lakes that I will be on will be small with some larger bodies of water as well. Of course both will be paddled before I purchase (a friend owns the Bluewater and I have spent sometime in the boat). Having the cherry decks and gunwales of one of my canoes (Swift Winisk) replaced due to weathering. I for sure was not particularly impressed with the Sundance and Destiny, like I was with the one you forget to mention: the Minstrel from Pat Moore! 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