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What Size Should the Canoe Be?

Here are some suggestions for the various canoe lengths:



10' - 16'

For solo use with a total capacity up to 900 lbs, or for two paddlers on short day trips on sheltered waters.
14' - 18' Touring, tripping, and sport canoes for at least two paddlers with a capacity up to 1100 lbs on extended trips.
18' - 36' For families of three or more, groups and camps where high capacity and extra stability are required and long distances may be involved.