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JohnnyVirgil 07-20-2018 12:23 PM

Vermont Canoe Little Tupper 12
 
For those who might have had the opportunity to check one of these out, how would it compare to the same sized Hornbeck/PlacidBoatWorks/Swift of a similar size? There doesn't seem to be much out there on it as far as reviews or comparisons. I am in the 'researching phase' of deciding which will work for me, (I'm leaning toward the swift 13.6), but I saw one of these pop up for sale and I'm curious what the general opinion is on them. Thanks!

Sinite 07-20-2018 01:21 PM

Hornbeck 14
 
All I can tell you is that I have been paddling all over the Adirondacks and Canada for about 10 years in my Hornbeck. My 14' Hornbeck converts easily from solo to tandem. The hull design of my particular boat is very good for paddling stormy northern lakes. The Hornbeck crew takes good care of me whenever I have repair needs.

Rich Lockwood 07-21-2018 06:37 PM

Paddled one and have owned a 10 1/2 ft Hornbeck. The Tupper is much more tender with a narrower paddling station. Possibly faster.

JohnnyVirgil 07-22-2018 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich Lockwood (Post 269030)
Paddled one and have owned a 10 1/2 ft Hornbeck. The Tupper is much more tender with a narrower paddling station. Possibly faster.

Thanks! Exactly what I was wondering. it looked a bit narrower from the pictures and I was hoping it wouldn't affect the tippiness, but at this point I prefer stability to speed.

richard p 07-22-2018 09:59 AM

Tupper
 
Are you referring to Vermont Canoe and Kayak's Tupper model? If so, it is a sweet boat. The round bottom, high seat and lack of tumblehome make it feel very tippy but once you get used to it (move those hips!) it is a fast boat. If you do a search here you will find comments from Charlie Wilson on almost every pack boat out there. Pricing on new boats is topping $2k so a used Tupper could be a good deal (they were about $1300 new).

JohnnyVirgil 07-22-2018 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richard p (Post 269035)
Are you referring to Vermont Canoe and Kayak's Tupper model? If so, it is a sweet boat. The round bottom, high seat and lack of tumblehome make it feel very tippy but once you get used to it (move those hips!) it is a fast boat. If you do a search here you will find comments from Charlie Wilson on almost every pack boat out there. Pricing on new boats is topping $2k so a used Tupper could be a good deal (they were about $1300 new).

Yes, that's the one. Good to know -- and thanks for the Charlie Wilson lead. I'll try another search. My first one didn't turn up much.

Here's the one in question: https://plattsburgh.craigslist.org/b...642773540.html

Rich Lockwood 07-23-2018 09:29 AM

Tupper
 
Slipstream currently makes the tupper.

richard p 07-23-2018 01:36 PM

Tupper
 
I forgot to mention that - yes they do. Production started in May. They say they used the original molds too.

JohnnyVirgil 07-23-2018 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by richard p (Post 269053)
I forgot to mention that - yes they do. Production started in May. They say they used the original molds too.

Thanks, I'm chatting with them now. Looks like they have a lot of possibilities.

Matt C 07-24-2018 09:52 AM

Swift 13.6
 
I would recommend the Swift over the others; all fine boats, but the Swift has the most comfortable seat ever made. It was also the only pack canoe with floor mounted seats I was able to use a single paddle in.


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