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Old 10-13-2019, 09:32 AM   #37
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When I was 14 (and in scouts) I thought I was super clever so I built a cart to use on the Indian Carry. It broke about halfway through. My buddy and I ended up carrying not only the canoe (a 1916 OT Ideal enshrouded in fiberglass, a beast) but also the remains of my cart. I've never used one since. I learned to hoist up the boat and go. As I've gotten older I have added a few lighter boats to my fleet and I don't take the 20 footer on carries anymore (wood and canvas, it's a bit heavy). My experience has been that when the carrying is tough that I leave the folks with carts in the dust/mud if I can get around them.
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