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Old 04-30-2021, 12:42 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Zach View Post
My canoe is about 40 pounds and I carry it on a modified old frame backpack. That way I can also carry other things at the same time, and the canoe weight is distributed to the hip belt as well as the shoulder straps. I took out the top bar of the backpack and put in a short straight shaft with a little U shaped set of prongs on each side of the backpack. The prongs hold up the straight thwart of the canoe. I run a strap to the bottom of the backpack frame and the stern of the canoe, and then I can carry the canoe hands free except if I have to bend way down to get under something.
I've seen this done before and it works great.

There was a system that could be bought... I think it was called knu-pack?

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