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    Default Wanted 15' -16' Novatrek Prospector or Supernova.

    Im in the market for my first {used} canoe.

    Preferably a 15' - 16' Novatrek Prospector or Supernova.

    If you are considering parting with yours, please PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeky View Post
    Im in the market for my first {used} canoe.

    Preferably a 15' - 16' Novatrek Prospector or Supernova.

    If you are considering parting with yours, please PM me.
    Do you mean a nova craft prospector when you mention "novatrek". Good luck with finding a used one. They are rare but occasionally come along usually when you have given up and bought a new one. If you are new to canoeing I would recommend that you try out the supernova before you committed to buying one.

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
    Do you mean a nova craft prospector when you mention "novatrek". Good luck with finding a used one. They are rare but occasionally come along usually when you have given up and bought a new one. If you are new to canoeing I would recommend that you try out the supernova before you committed to buying one.

    Good luck
    I agree with Mitch if your looking to buy a Supernova you will need to try it before you buy. The Supernova is a great design but is certainly not a beginners craft and may slow your progress on moving water as you are likely to be more worried about swimming than enjoying the thrill of paddling within your limits.

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    Indeed the two craft are a different as chalk and cheese, the Prospector is a good tandem all rounder where the Supanova is an out and out solo whitewater boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch View Post
    Do you mean a nova craft prospector when you mention "novatrek". Good luck with finding a used one. They are rare but occasionally come along usually when you have given up and bought a new one. If you are new to canoeing I would recommend that you try out the supernova before you committed to buying one.

    Good luck

    Yep. Typo. I did mean Novacraft. I was'nt aware they only came up occasionally. So they are like rocking horse .... are they? Ok. Good to know.
    I think two have been sold on here in Members classifieds in the last 2-3 months.

    Thanks for the advice about the Supernova. You seem to be suggesting that thats a bit too much boat, for a newbie, as I am.

    Id feel like a cheeky sod walking into a shop, asking to try out a canoe, then leaving without buying. So it can be difficult to try different types.

    I have actually been offered a Novacraft Prospector. Im reticent as, it looks a little bit bruised and battered. I not too bothered about the asthetics, and according to reviews Ive read on this forum, they are pretty 'bomb proof'
    I dont want to post the piccies in an open forum, because its not my boat, and I wouldnt do that without the sellers permission.

    However, if I could send the pics to one of you guys, just to get a second opinion, that would be very helpful and appreciated?

    Thanks.

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    Pleased to give you some free advice if you want to email them over.

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    Graeme
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    PM sent Graeme. Thanks.

    Im still looking.

    So if you have a prospector to sell. Let me know. I may also still be interested in a Supernova. Subject to a closer inspection/having a go.
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    If you can't get a NC prospector I'd look at other prospector type boats before looking at a supernova. Wenonah make a nice prospector, if you're looking for a more whitewater oriented allrounder something like a Legend might do the trick etc. The Mohawk boats might also be worth a look at.

    As others have said the supernova is not an allrounder, it's a solo whitewater boat best used by people with some experience. It's not very forgiving and may hamper your progression on whitewater - as wayne says it's hard to enjoy things and push yourself if you're constantly worried about swimming.

    What's tempting you towards a supernova? It is a very different boat to a prospector, kind of equivalent to saying you're trying to choose between a 4x4 and a 2 seater sports car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post

    What's tempting you towards a supernova? It is a very different boat to a prospector, kind of equivalent to saying you're trying to choose between a 4x4 and a 2 seater sports car.

    Funny you should mention that. Im thinking of a getting a car, and I cant decide between a 4x4 and a 2 seater sports car.

    I'll let you know which one I go for. Although, after your helpful comments, it seems like the Prospector would be a better choice.

    As an aside, based on your analergy above, whats the CBR 900rr Fireblade of Canoes then?

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