Category: Sports

Choosing a Canoe

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Choosing a Canoe
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Since 1984, Dr. Pradeep Ghia has managed a private practice with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also spent ten years as an administrative partner with Two Rivers Cardiology Associates. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Pradeep Ghia enjoys canoeing and is a member of a canoe club.

Canoeing is a great way to get exercise while also enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. However, choosing the right canoe can be tricky, especially for beginners. There are multiple types of canoes, each geared toward a different purpose. Here are some examples:

1) Recreational canoes: These are probably the best for beginners as they are steady and easy to control, with shorter proportions and greater width. They are good for fishing and for day trips on gentle waters. Since many people use these canoes on urban waterways, they are often called “city lake” canoes.

2) Whitewater canoes: Unlike recreational canoes, this type is designed for rough waters, with design features that prevent water from accumulating in the boat. These canoes offer optimal control with toe blocks and kneeling pedestals for paddlers. They also have extreme rocker, which is the curvature of their bottom profile, to provide more maneuverability.

3) Wilderness tripping canoes: This type is meant for two to three paddlers taking multi-week trips. These longer, high-capacity canoes are designed to carry big loads and are built for stability and efficiency.

There are many more canoe types to choose from. Matching design with activity will ensure the best fit for a canoeing adventure.

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