Old Town Guide 119 Canoe
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The Old Town Guide 119 canoe is agile, stable and easy to handle. It's even well-suited for a double-bladed paddle! And thanks to the construction process, it's tough without being too heavy. Enjoy a relaxing paddle around your favorite lake in the contoured seat with adjustable folding backrest. Carry handles make it easy to transport the Guide 119 to and from the shore.
- 1 person canoe
- Dimensions: 11'9'' x 32.5"
- Bow Height: 19"
- Depth: 13.5"
- Weight: 49 lbs
- Capacity: 450-500 lbs
- Contoured seat with adjustable folding backrest
- Lightweight and easy to carry
- Durable 3-layer construction
- Unique beamy cross section and stabilizing chines
- Straight sides
- Bottom shallow arch
- Carry handles
- Paddles not included
- Manufacturer's lifetime hull and deck warranty from original purchase date and original owner
Country of Origin: United StatesWeb ID: 11544093
Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 46 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scubafish More boat than you'd think I was skeptical about this boat at first. It's not made of ABS Royalex, but it is about one third the price and the plastic is tough enough. It really weighs about 50 pounds, which for a boat under 12 feet is not light, but not overly heavy either. It tracks well and turns well enough for smaller rapids and flat water. I added foot braces for about $35 from Harmony. The low center of gravity of the nice seat really requires that you have something to push against when you paddle. I also added Scotty's anchor kit, which fits into the pre-molded holes in either bow or stern decks. It is a perfect fishing boat for rivers, lakes or ponds.You cannot beat this boat for the price. It even looks pretty good, too. August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RiverRat1982 Excellent Solo Canoe This a great little solo canoe. It is very stable. If someone thinks it is 'tippy' believe me it's the user and not the canoe. You do need to have a good technical "J" stroke to keep it going straight or use a kayak paddle. Lightweight, sturdy, durable, and cheap what else can you ask for? As far as the seat goes I took a wedge shaped pillow from a tanning bed turned it upside-down and strapped it to the original seat with the thick side facing the bow. Works great very comfortable. July 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by the larch This canoe is one fix away from being awesome Using a kayak paddle, this thing is great on rivers or lakes. The only problem with it is the seat. You always feel like you are not really in it. I took the plastic seat completly out and built a lowered plank seat that would accept any canoe style cushioned back seat. Awesome. Anyone who thinks this canoe is tippy (with a lowered seat) hasn't spent much time paddling. This is a great solo camping/fishing option for anyone. It's very easy to get into and out of. You can pack it to the gills and it's durable. With a kayak paddle, you can turn 90degrees in one hard sweep, but it still tracks really well. You're not going to find anything else under $500 that is under 50lb, can displace almost 500lbs, and is durable. Awesome boat...just fix the stupid seat. June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Water Truck Awesome lightweight one person canoe I read reviews on small canoes, and this is a Great one.I lowered the seat with long 6" stainless bolts is all. I use it to paddle over to jetty island kiteboading. It is really stable and fast lil cruiser. Paddle with a single wood paddle or kayak twin tip paddle.Bought mine thru Dicks sporting goods new.... I will now buy a second one just like it for guests at my boathouse. June 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by specialk very tippy This is a very tippy little canoe . Very unstable with any type of movement. Will be returned . I own a 2 man 14' canoe that is light years more stable than this. June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BASSER GREAT CANOE THIS CANOE IS A AWSOME CANOE IF YOU GET ONE THAT HAS A FLAT BOTTOM,I PURCHASED TWO OF THEM FROM DICKS AND ONE WAS FLAT BOTTOM AND THE OTHER ONE WAS ROUNDED,I DIDNT NOTICE IT UNTIL THIS YEAR LOOKING A BOTH CANOES UPSIDE DOWN,SO I CALLED DICKS AND THEY TOOK CARE OF IT.I SWAPED THE ROUNDED ONE FOR A FLAT ONE NOW VERY STABLE,AWSOME CANOE.FOR THE PEPOLE WHO HAVE WROTE REVIEWS ABOUT YOUR CANOE BEING UNSTABLE TRY CALLING OLD TOWN OR TRY DICKS IF IT IS A UNDER A YEAR OLD BECAUSE YOU PROBALY HAVE A DEFECTIVE CANOE WHERE THE BOTTOM IS ROUNDED AND NOT FLAT,GET A FLAT ONE AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY AS I AM....... June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ridgw003 Best Fathers Day Gift Ever Picked up this boat last night. Had an opportunity to take it out today for about 1.5 hours. Great fishing platform and really stable. I would move the seat down an inch or so in the back. June 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bugbite guide 119 great choice, very stable bought 2 of these canoes 1 for me 1 for my wife. we paddled them yesterday and both feel they are a great buy. we have owned many old town canoes and kayak these canoes are very stable. my wife said she could use a foot brace like in the kayaks to brace her feet. myself i want to lower the back of my seat like others have mentioned to stop from slidding out. about stability, very stable for those who say its very tippy should probably get a pontoon boat (party barge) these canoes are very stable. May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zappa Works for me I own several canoes and kayaks. I bought this boat specifically for solo fishing on small lakes and rivers. It is the perfect vesel for me. I lowered the seat in the back 1.5 inches and installed footpegs, other than those modifications the boat performs very safisfactorily. Those that claim to be experienced, but feel this boat is too tippy or unstable are just being too picky. This is a great boat at a good price. Buy it. December 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtcan 3 Solutions to feeling Tippy This is a fantastic boat, most agree! To those who feel it's too tippy, there are at least three solutions to the game. As you, I'm sure saw, most people (Strategy #1) modify the seat in an effort to improve this dilemma. This may work out very well for some which I'm glad about. However, the majority of solo canoes have a bench seat and this contoured one is certainly a step up, so I say... enjoy it! This is how. (Strategy #2) First, if the water is getting rough, sit on the front edge of the seat and KNEEL with your knees on the bottom of the boat! This will instantly stabilize your boat more than you ever expected! This is as good as it gets for stability in any canoe. Now, if your knees are tender like mine, this gets a bit uncomfortable after a while, so you may think of applying either some padding (closed-cell-foam only!) to the bottom of the boat, or you can get a pair of closed-cell-foam knee pads at the hardware store and strap them on your legs. This was my initial plan but they were uncomfortable, especially on hot days, and I kept forgetting the pads too. Therefore, out of necessity, I developed strategy #3. (Strategy #3) sit on the seat as you normally would (leaning forward though), and cross your ankles beneath the seat as a basis point and then wedge you knees up-under the gunwales on each side. With this approach, tipping right, you "pull" on your left knee's wedge contact point with the gunwale to balance, and of course, when tipping left, "pull" on your right knee. Side note, I always wear croc's shoes (also closed-cell-foam), which really alleviates pressure on my feet and some on the ankles. I have navigated through some decent white water with a boat super-loaded down and still been able to retain balance in this way. Lastly, this will tire and cramp your ankles/feet after a time, but when the roughness is over, stretch out! That has been my tactic for years and it has enabled a super huge joy in paddling a solo canoe. It's the sport utility paddle-craft! Last pointer, yes, a double sided paddle is convenient, but it drips in the boat, even if it's a long (240cm) paddle. So, the purists perfect their "J-stroke" or the "C-stroke" to compensate, and although more difficult, the difficulty adds to the character of the experience. I'm not a purist, but I learned their game, and indeed, it is more fun that way. Because in time, this skill really does improve the fun overall because YOU are more capable. (Not to mention, it really gives you leverage to shift the boat -more than a kayak paddle- in technical situations such as a "pry" or "draw" stroke). All-in-all, this boat is a steal of a deal. Please don't be discouraged by other peoples dissatisfaction. I love Royalex canoes (I have 5 in-all, not including the 4 kayaks), but for sincerely half-the-price... that reality is too much to overlook for this boat! If the boat's "tippyness" is still an item of nervousness for you, I encourage you to join a canoe club and/or take some "American Canoe Association" classes to build your experience. You will be SO glad you did, and you may develop friendships that just might get you paddling more! I hope to see you out there! -mtcan October 29, 2013