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 4.4 out of 5 by 53 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Babboo Love this canoe! Easy seat fix! I purchased this boat at the Chesterfield, VA store. I am from Missouri, but my daughters live in Midlothian, VA. The store management and staff were very kind to me. They arranged to allow me to hold the canoe on a series of 2-day holds until I got to Virginia to pick it up. I wanted them to hold the canoe because it was a RED one and I like the Red which is unusual at Dick's. I took the boat out on the local lake (across the street from the store) to test it out. It was very easy to paddle. I took both my kayak and canoe paddles to see which I liked the best. I have been using kayaks, so I thought I would try the kayak paddle on this solo canoe. After trying both, I like the kayak paddle best. People will tell you to use a longer two bladed paddle, but I use one that is a white water paddle. I thought it worked great. The boat tracked well and was easy to paddle. I moved across the lake against the wind very well. Now for the seat fix, I saw on line lots of people griping about the seat. It is set at a bad angle and you tend to slide forward on the seat. The fix that was suggested by one person in the on-line reviews was to lower the back of the seat by about 1.5 inches. I found a nylon spacer at Lowe's that was one inch and a 3-inch stainless screw the same size as the one that holds the seat to the boat (I put the spacer at the gunwale instead on the metal that attaches to the plastic seat. Remove the back screw at the gunwale and replace it with the 3-inch screw and spacer above the metal seat bracket (both sides at the same time). Use the washers that were on the old screw. The 3-inch screw should be the same design as the original screw. Then replace the washers, nuts and the fix is done. It took about 15 minutes and it was just right. I would recommend this boat very highly. I look forward to trying it in my river in Missouri. I did not find the canoe unstable at all. I am sure you could tip it over if you were not careful, but ti was not a problem. It is the best solo canoe for the money out there. September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaineBrookieWrangler Best Solo Canoe For Your $$$$ This little solo canoe is excellent. The camo looks very nice. I actually like the seat a lot in contrast to what others have to say about it. All I do is put a thin hunting cushion in and it makes a big difference. The canoe is a little tippy when you first get in, but once you get situated it paddles like a dream! It paddles very fast and tracks very true because it has a keel on the bottom. Very lightweight can throw right over your shoulder and go! Can't beat Old Town's 3 layer polyethylene canoes. They are the most durable canoes I have ever used. A must buy for both fisherman or hunter who wants to get into remote spots! June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by palmtree76 great I have had mine for a year now. Went over once in it. it was a steel fence post put a small gouge in it.this thing takes a beating an you can not hurt it .I like it over my kayak easier to get in an out of April 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by jmjbdupre Canoe Great, shipping was unreal Shipping was ridiculous. and wasn't even delivered to our house. husband had to meet truck at a gas station. plum ridiculous. not sure I will ever do business with Dick's again because of this. why not have an online order and pick up at store. April 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrimalM Nicely stable easy to maneuver. I thought that this canoe would be large enough to ride 2 large adults, but once I got into it, it feels like it will fit 2 small adults or a large adult and a child. With more than one person on board, extra space is limited to the bow and stern areas. I also learned that the width of this canoe means that you may need a 240 cm or longer paddles to comfortably paddle without constantly scraping the sides. The hull seems to be a 3-layer type, plastic on the top and bottom, and blown foam or fiberglass in the middle. It's about 1/4" thick. I paddled around a lake for over 2 hours and was still able to easily load it on top of my SUV by myself. My next outings will be to test it for fishing and photography. March 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnH Old Town Guide 119 Canoe I've had mine about 4 years, for the seat I bought some white plastic water pipe and cut 2, 3 inches for the back of the seat and two 2, 2 inches long for the front of the seat. Replaced the screws with longer ones. Also added 1" seat pad. I also use a kayak paddle and that make the seat 100% better. I love taking that canoe better than my Old Town Pack. November 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by solodude Proven record This is a review after having the canoe for about 4yrs, and it's still sliced bread. No issues with anything except the seat. Some padding an anti-slip cured that... It's been across lakes, down rivers, rough open water in multiple 20-25mph days. Tough paddling, but never felt uneasy or unstable. I use a kayak paddle as the norm for maneuverability, but a standard paddle works just as well. October 28, 2014
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