Up and Under Watersports Sale
Open Canoe products at Up and Under. Photo R. Southwell
Open Canoeing Products
£2.42 (inc Vat)
6" Bolt & Gunnel Washer
Ideal for mounting seats in your canoe. Made from stainless steel so rust free, Comes with washer.
£2.69 (inc Vat)
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A replacment t handle for canoe paddles such as the Ainsworth c100 or the palm otter canoe.
£2.76 (inc Vat)
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A 30ml tube of glue that is ideal for securing your d rings into the bottom of your open boat. This is suitsbale for both PE and also royalex boats.
£2.87 (inc Vat)
Pair 2.5" Bolt & Gunnel Washer
This pair of 2.5” Stainless Steel bolts are suitable for mounting Yokes and Thwarts in your canoe. Comes supplied with washers and nuts.
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Seat Truss Hardwear Kit
The hardwear kit to fit the truss and seats into an open canoe.
£15.28 (inc Vat)
Vinyl Mast Step with Glue
Vinyl Mast Step is shaped to take the Endless River Pole when canoe sailing. The Mast Step is supplied with a 30ml tube of our River Bond adhesive. Once in place the flexible Mast Step will flex with your cano...
£15.90 (inc Vat)
Seat Bolt Kit
A packet of 4 nuts, bolts washers and dowels that are ideal for securing a new seat into an open Canadian Canoe.
£16.26 (inc Vat)
Foam Knee Pads
These thick sponge rubber knee pads will keep your knees comfy on long days on the water. They are ultra grippy even in wet canoes.
Canoes, Open Boats and Canoe Equipment
Welcome to our section on open boats. Here you can find advice on getting the correct boat for your needs, whether it be solo camping, family canal tours or moving water. You will also find accessories for decking out your boat, canoe paddles or poles, engines, airbags and many other bits and pieces that will make each trip out on the water more comfortable, safer, quicker or just plain more enjoyable.
ADVICE ON BOAT SELECTION
What makes an Open Canoe Great? Open or Canadian canoes are suitable for carrying large loads and some models will take three people or more. They are very stable, great fun for families, and look lovely on the water.
The ones housed on this page will do a bit of everything. You can use them for river trips on flat water or easy white water, take the kids exploring the local lakes, or go fishing. More adventurous paddlers might go canoe camping, where you pack your tent, food, sleeping bags and very best friends into your boat and head off down river- far more exciting than driving up to a campsite. They can be paddled from a comfy seat or a kneeling thwart for more power.
If it's just flat water you're interested in, or you want an entry level open canoe, see our Touring Canoes page, and we have a section just for Whitewater Canoes as well.
All-round canoes come in lengths from 13 to 17ft, depending on the carrying capacity and desired characteristics. Wider boats are more stable, but longer, narrower boats are faster. The range of boats is huge, so we'd like to recommend some of our favourites.
Solo users- and an open canoe trip is a perfect way to relax and unwind on your own- should look at a boat around the 13 - 14 foot mark. These tend to be lighter, meaning it's easier to for one person to handle when off the water.
Many two paddler boats can be paddled solo too. The Venture Canoes Ranger 14, for instance, comes either with seats for two or a thwart for one. This is a tough, versatile polyethylene boat for all uses. The Mad River Explorer 14 TT comes as standard with two seats and a yoke.
If you are looking for a boat that will offer you greater carrying capacity for gear we suggest you consider canoes between 14 and 16 foot. Basic fittings usually include two seats, a central thwart and yoke. They are generally wider than the shorter canoes, aiding stability, and meaning that they can be used as great family boats too. Many of the models in this size range can also be fitted with a 3rd seat if required.
Touring boats are intended for river and lake trips on fairly flat water. They are perfect for a day on the water with the kids or a weekend camping trip travelling down a long stretch of river. Because they will be designed for efficient forward movement, so are often quite long, and most have a high carrying capacity so you can fit lots of gear (or people!) in without overloading.
Canoes for white water have their own page here,
Here you'll find open boats designed specifically to tackle white
water. If you only want to play on easy rapids and little waves on your
trips down the river, have a look at the options on our All Round
Canoes page. In this section, we have both solo and tandem white water
options. Remember- half the paddle, twice the paddler!
If you already have a canoe (or just want to kit yours out and make it even nicer), you might want to have a look at Accessories, Canoe Airbags, or seating options to increase capacity or comfort. We have all manner of useful things for repairing your boat too.If you're feeling lazy, engines are available, or sails and mast adaptions can help you harness the wind.
If you need help choosing the right boat or would like to discuss colour options and delivery prices, feel free to email: email@example.com