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cartop passagemaker

I have "had it" with big stuff. I just found this forum so I would like to bounce some thoughts off of you all. I already own an Osage 15' square stern canoe, a 5hp Nissan, a 16' Lowe aluminum fishing boat. I want to be able to cartop my passagemaker. I tow a Jeep behind a converted bus. I want to do beach camping with whatever I end up with. My crew includes my wife and my 65# lab. I would like to turn the canoe into the passagemaker, and add outriggers, and maybe a sail rig. On the other hand, the Lowe, which weighs 186#, can carry more weight. I also would need to acquire an outboard for the Lowe. Or am I missing something. I would consider another vessel, but what? I need to keep the vessel under 200#, which is what a standard Jeep roof rack will carry. We are not going to the Bahamas or crossing any oceans. Beaching and fishing for 2-3 days. I am familiar with the Keys, and a small boat down there has many possiblities. I have even thought about buying another Osage canoe and creating a catamaran, with motor amidships, and maybe sailing rig, bimini, blah blah. Let the expertise flow!

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Topic - cartop passagemaker - captainlarry 13:52:12 10/13/02 (3)

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