Sunday, January 8, 2012
13' Grumman movie clip
wheels or pontoons, the folding seats, and the sections of foam padding around the gunnels. Having the chance to use it yesterday gave me the opportunity to compare it to the Wavewalk 500 I enjoy so much. For fishing frankly the W500 is a much better anglers tool. For minimal prep and far less gear to deal with the Wavewalk is a dream for ease of use. But for having the grandson along the canoe was a better choice since it gave me some distance between waving rod tips, lures and an excited child. Working a rod and fishing tools themselves is simpler in the W500 because of the work bench saddle area in front of me. Also the tackle bin storage in the Wavewalk is much easier to use. I always thought the Grumman was pretty quick but I believe the W500 is quicker yet. Of course anything over a walking pace is wasted energy for fishing and both crafts are easy to keep going for long period of time with minimal effort. I'll post a dashboard shot of the working area for each boat soon. The Grumman canoe has been with us since the end of WW2, the 13' was the first model that was made. The Wavewalk far less time but far more revolutionary. Glad to have both on hand and it will be interesting to compare uses and water time in the future for both boats.