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Originally Posted by CabezaShok
I love this thread. im researching portaging/touring using a solo canoe and folding bike.....i'd tow the canoe with the bike. im wondering why there are only two kayak/canoe hauling posts in the archives.
Anyone tow their boats?
I've thought about doing this, too -- I have a folding bike, and I have a Wike canoe trailer, though I've only used it as a set of portage wheels so far. The biggest concern I have is fitting all the stuff in a solo canoe -- a trailer with wheels big enough to deal with bike speeds (as opposed to tiny portage wheels) and the folding bike aren't small or light (and, er, neither am I), and while I could toss them in for a day trip, I couldn't fit them in my solo boat along with camping gear. I think you'd want a bigger boat -- flip a 16 foot prospector around and paddle from the front seat/install a kneeling thwart, or something like that -- the bike and trailer will pretty much double your load. Plus I haven't figured out how I'd rig it for safety in case of capsize, which isn't a huge deal on day trips/well-populated areas, but everything is more serious in the backcountry.