New Open Boat Test Paddle


Today I had a quick blast down to see my friends at AS Watersports to try out the new Silverbirch Canoes Broadlands 15 Duralite.

I was impressed with both the quality and handling of the canoe and even though it is marginally longer than my current boat is is both lighter and easier to turn. 30 mins was all I needed to make a decision and then it was a 15 min dilemma on what colour combination to order. I also upgraded to the Ash Gunwales which shave another few kg of the weight bring it down to under 30kg.

Apparently the boat is going into production on Sunday for me so should be here within the month. Check back here to see the colour scheme I went for ......

Special thanks to my Dad and the photograph of his finger