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    Default Portage yokes

    I have been known to shape a lump of wood pretty well but my time is short and my workshop currently looks like a small thermonuclear weapon went off in it.

    Can you good people (and the bad ones, I suppose) recommend a portage yoke and where to source ?

    The one on my boat is very basic and not at all comfortable.

    Thanks

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    Big Al.

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    Nova Craft yokes are very popular. https://www.norfolkmarine.co.uk/shop...ducts_id=17696


    Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry. young View Post
    Nova Craft yokes are very popular. https://www.norfolkmarine.co.uk/shop...ducts_id=17696


    Terry
    I have to agree. I didn't know they were available. I have an sp3, a heavy brute to portage. Only made possible by the brilliant yoke. So I'd recommend it from personal experience.
    Big Al.

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    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al. View Post
    I have to agree. I didn't know they were available. I have an sp3, a heavy brute to portage. Only made possible by the brilliant yoke. So I'd recommend it from personal experience.
    That's good to know, and a fair bit cheaper than the Endless River one.

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    Novacraft seems to be by far the best of the main brands' offerings. Very well shaped.

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    OK, that's three votes for the NC yoke so I've only gone and ordered one !!!!!

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    Probably the best one so you won't regret it.

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    sorry, jumping on the band wagon here, is there much difference between the "deluxe" Nova Craft yokes and "deep dish" in terms of comfort ?, I'm also looking at replacing the one on my Hou 14.
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    Both my Pal and Nova Craft P15 have the standard "Deluxe" yoke which is fitted as standard and is plenty comfy on the shoulders and neck.

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    [QUOTE=Sirus;656447]Both my Pal and Nova Craft P15 have the standard "Deluxe" yoke which is fitted as standard and is plenty comfy on the shoulders and neck.[/QUOTE




    Thanks, I'll get one ordered

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    A bit late I know for the OP, but if anyone else is looking for a lovely carrying yoke, the Endless river one is a corker
    Cheers
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    I ordered a Nova Craft deluxe yoke from Norfolk canoes (cheaper than Norfolk marine ) yesterday afternoon, this morning at 10.00 it arrived, just need to fit it now.


    https://www.norfolk-canoes.co.uk/equ...es-thwarts.htm

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