Expedtion boat. A lot of the boats I seen lately on the beach I have never ever seen on any canping trips! Anywhere I have been. Must not get around much. The Watertribe has made some day sailing boats become ledgens.
Some of the fast boats have never done and never will do a fun camping trip. Let alone a real expedtion.
I have seen more Gruman canoes do the Wilderness Waterway than most any other boat on the beach.
Ben and Emily are the only ones I seen yet take a big real expedtion boat thru the EC all the way. (congrats from me)
Kayaks yea they work. If you are under 5 ft 10 165 and want go mim. stuff all your gear in 10 liter or smaller bags.
Why I paddle a Kruger. Hell it just feels good. Yea I haul a full size chair, wine, tarp, and alot of other goodies.
I have yet to find any paddling trip and a lot of sailing trips I cannot go on. Oh yea I can sail this boat pretty good.
Speed, well so far I have been able to hang with any Kayak groups I have gone with if they are going to camp.
Stable, well it’s kind of neat to sit in 3 foot whitecaps and call home and say all is well no matter what direction the seas are coming from with the paddle under the bungie on the front deck.
I use my boat to see new places and camp. I have gone all the way around Florida and most places in this state you can paddle. I have gone across the state of Missouri and the state Michigan from Detroit to Chicago. Done some small whitewater on the Buffalo River.
I have dragged and pulled this boat across and thru so many shells, rocks, concrete, and jumped so many logs , a lot with barnacles.
My boat has been over 10 miles off shore and been thru the Nightmare at low tide.
The main thing is I go on constant fun trips all the time and never know whom will ask me next on whatever trip and I know my boat will make the trip with no break downs and I can haul a full expedition load for however many days anywhere.
Same rudder cables same everything except bungee cords. Give me a break in Florida sunshine.
Do some research and see how many Krugers have finished.
Tell me what your boat has done!