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PostPosted: June 18th, 2017, 6:13 pm 
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Need some advice( am sure there is some out there). Starting to plan for a Coppermine or similar trip. How to deal with the canoes is causing the most issues. We live in the east so will not be driving to Yellowknife or Fort Simpson(60 hrs). I guess the options are ship our own boats, rent or buy Pac Boats. What do you folks do?


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PostPosted: June 20th, 2017, 9:08 am 
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Plummer's Lodge on Great Bear Lake will rent you the canoes and will drop you off anywhere you like, on the Coppermine or elsewhere. Just leave the canoes in Kugluktuk and they will pick them up.


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PostPosted: July 12th, 2017, 2:21 pm 
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I'd suggest renting or using Pakboats/pakcanoe.

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PostPosted: July 12th, 2017, 4:53 pm 
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Looked at them but the general consensus is that if we can rent Hard shell boats we will do that. Crazy expensive to buy and haven't come across anyone that rents, thinking that they have their place though.


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PostPosted: July 12th, 2017, 6:41 pm 
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If you are in whitehorse area, there is a guy who rents inflatables (actually I think there are 2 outfits in the Yukon). They are a pretty reasonable alternative to pakboats. I'd paddle much bigger water in an inflatable, say Mountain River. I paddled a pakboat on the Coppermine- it was ok. An inflatable would have worked, and would be slower on the lake sections, but less concern on the bigger rapids. Would have preferred a hard shell on the Coppermine. Paddled an inflatable on the Tatshenshini, and was glad i did. The eddy lines would have been a pain in a hard shell.

End of story- if you plan to do fly ins, the portable boats pay for themselves pretty quickly. I have had more fun with the inflatable than the pakboat.


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PostPosted: July 13th, 2017, 9:47 am 
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I meant renting hard shell canoes or using pakcanoes (buying or renting)

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PostPosted: July 13th, 2017, 11:26 am 
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Overlander Sports in Yellowknife rents Ally folding canoes, although not cheaply.

http://overlandersports.com/our-services/canoe-rentals/

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PostPosted: July 13th, 2017, 2:15 pm 
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jmc wrote:
Overlander Sports in Yellowknife rents Ally folding canoes, although not cheaply.

http://overlandersports.com/our-services/canoe-rentals/

-jmc

I looked at that, would rather a hard shell boat if we can. Waiting on prices from Plummers Lodge. They have canoes to rent as well as taking care of the flying. We will be either 4 or 6 so their single Otter will do what we need.


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