Old Town Penobscot 164 Canoe

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9.1

Appearance

9.8/10

Durability

9.7/10

Performance

9.0/10

Speed

9.2/10

Weight

8.0/10

Pros

  • Durable and Stable
  • Backward peddling is enabled
  • Good in straight tracking
  • Enables pleasant paddling

Cons

  • Heavy as compared to the fiberglass and Kevlar canoes
  • Deck plates seems a little wimpy
  • Unsatisfactory load capacity
  • Initially unstable

Old Town offers a range of canoes for making outdoors wonderful. If you are in the hunt for a durable and affordable canoe, then the Old Town Penobscot 164 Canoe is a true target. Its durability and performance convince for its ownership. It is a great homage to the craftsmanship of the natives of Old Town.

This multipurpose canoe is excellent in flat water and performs well in all other types of water in case the peddler is a skilled person.

A Great All Rounder

The Penobscot 164 canoe is a durable and versatile companion on trips. It is efficient for short as well as long trips. Straight tracking in flat waters with Penobscot 164 becomes an enjoyable experience. Although the load capacity is inadequate but it is excellent for solo and dual rowing trips. It is wonderful for low budget trips whether short or long trips.

It is great for fishing, tracking and wilder walk in the water. Penobscot 164 provides secondary stability in the water on the cost of primary stability because of its v-shaped body. It makes it easy to handle and steer in water as per your desire.

Elegant finishing

Penobscot 164 is engineered skillfully by using the durable poly link 3 (polyethylene plastic) containing a foam core. Poly deck molded grab handles make it easier to hold and comfortable than wooden handles in contemporary boats.

Aluminum gunwales also provide elegant looks along with improved comfort. Its web seats are also comfortable and allow bidirectional sitting in the canoe. Its arch body provides a piece of art comfort and stability in water.

Specs & Features

  • Materials: Three Layer Polyethylene
  • Nylon web seats
  • Aluminum gunwales
  • Comfy carrying handles
  • Ash thwart and yoke
  • Shallow arch bottom
  • Straight sides
  • Minimum rocker
  • Length: 16’ 4” / 5.0 m
  • Width: 37.5” / 95.3 cm
  • Width at 4” waterline: 33.75” / 85.7 cm
  • Depth: 14” / 35.6 cm
  • Bow height: 20.25” / 51.4 cm
  • Weight: 75 lbs / 34.0 kg
  • Load capacity: 1200 – 1250 lbs / 544.3 – 567 kg

Pros

  • Durable
  • Stable
  • Backward peddling is enabled
  • Steerable
  • Good in straight tracking
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Enables pleasant paddling

Cons

  • Heavy as compared to the fiberglass and Kevlar canoes
  • Deck plates seems a little wimpy
  • Unsatisfactory load capacity
  • Initially unstable

Verdict

The specs and prominent features of Penobscot 164 canoe it is obvious that one can enjoy boating and fishing on flat water on a reasonable budget. It’s easy to handle and steer features are more than adequate. Although there are some drawbacks also associated with Old Town Penobscot 164 Canoe but the ratio of benefits and beneficial features is much better. Keeping its specs and features in mind the verdict supports the product at high ranks.

The hull flex slightly increased in this Old Town canoe after a regular but it is minimum and can be neglected. In short, the product serves well although not perfect in all fields. Jack of all trades master of none can be associated to some extent with Penobscot Canoe but it does not reduce its recommendation for enjoyable trips.