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Old 09-19-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
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3,700 miles in a canoe!

This guy passed by my office the other day, I tracked him down and found out his story. The local paper caught up with him and I thought I'd share. My perfect loop boat would be a Hatteras 60 but this just goes to show you can travel in MUCH less!

Video: Destin resident Nick Noreus completes a 3 1 2 month, 3,700 mile river journey from Montana to Destin - Videos - Northwest Florida Daily News - Fort Walton Beach, FL
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:21 PM   #2
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That's awesome.

I had two friends ride their bikes across the country when they were in early 20's. We all thought they were crazy back then, but now I'm jealous.

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Hey...outboards on canoes is cheating! Still an awesome adventure though.

Here's a 'real' canoe journey (12,000 miles); https://www.amazon.ca/Paddle-Amazon-.../dp/0771082568
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:41 AM   #4
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Hey...outboards on canoes is cheating! Still an awesome adventure though.

Here's a 'real' canoe journey (12,000 miles); https://www.amazon.ca/Paddle-Amazon-.../dp/0771082568

I've got a signed first edition of that book. Awesome adventure.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:48 AM   #5
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Here's a crazy one. Arctic circle to Tierra del Fuego in a amphibious jeep in the 50s. Mostly overland, but went in the Caribbean to avoid the Darrien Gap.Click image for larger version

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My son who has done several solo long range canoe trips sent me the link to his article. His comments were he loved his tee shirt!
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There is something very appealing about a solo journey in a small boat. I've been thinking of doing a solo Florida loop in one of these.
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There is something very appealing about a solo journey in a small boat. I've been thinking of doing a solo Florida loop in one of these.
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Parks, had the study plans out of some building small classic craft book...almost built the one like this many times. The one in the book had a rounded, stern that cleared the water, very pretty but always had me scratching my head for how to mount the outboard.

Build it and sail her to New Jersey...I would love to see her.

If NJ doesn't happen...well FT Pierce for the Trawler gathering is OK too....
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PS, even if I bought the precut kit, it would take me a year to build that boat.
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