When solo sitting in the back you need a heavy weight up front in the bow, a bag of sand is ideal although a medium sized dog or child would do. p.s. Just stuff them in the seat back and you'll be all set. Now we paddle the rivers, sail the lakes or either on Puget Sound! All the performance of the Adventure 16, with added stability and ease of handling on and off the water. We managed to pack sleeping bags, an air mattress, tent, camping chairs, cooler, fishing poles and tackle, and all of our camping gear with no problem. I wanted a sail kit for it so I contacted Mad River. Bought this Mad River last year before Labor Day. Easy to paddle, easy to turn, nimble, light, & quick. I was so impressed I bought the Synergy 12 for solo trips. It has been amazing. Got the Mad River Adventurer 14 for lakes in Colorado that don't allow motors. You do need to get your balance at first but one you realize that it's not going to tip you just get more confident as you go. I've taken the whole family down the Metro Hooch, me in back, the wife up front and my two little girls in the middle. This is a tough little canoe. Serious buyers only. I like it pretty well, and especially for the price. The Adventurer 14 makes a stable and fairly fast sailboat. Pros- The seats and seat backs are great. I must be missing something on others who review a canoe and rate it poorly because it's "tippy". Very stable design. I was very impressed with the canoe on my first trip. Being 6'2" I was very comfortable, even using the bench. It was missing one of the plastic seat hinge pins. The seat and seat back are simply awesome. We took out both children and had no problems with stability. I use it mostly fishing on class I & II rivers and have had had many great experiences with it. have brought friends out in they love it too. And the boat is comfortable, the seats are the reason my wife let me get this boat, and they delivered as promised. The main thing that stood out to me was that the initial stability seemed less than desired, likely due to the rounded hull shape. I sat on the back seat and at 6'1 and 210 lbs, the bow was out of the water, but it was still stable. I got my used (1 previous owner) in good great shape. Not to much of a problem in 14 footer because back paddler can hand it forward. Also paddling from the back without weight in front the wind will steer you fairly easy unless your moving at a fair clip. Sitting out bottom down on black asphalt in the hot sun all day long? The canoe is heavy but hoisting it up is quite doable even for 55 year olds. People just flock to it. Mad River Canoe Journey 156. I have gone by myself and with some weight in the front end is great for getting around. YES - IT IS TIPPY !!!! Can add tarp around boat lip to keep rain out. Double blades paddles well. At 75lbs, it does require two people to load and unload on top of a vehicle. I can't imagine a better canoe for this. Read and submit reviews for the Adventure 14. First, you need to determine what features matter most to you, how much you want to spend, and what type of canoeing you plan to do (river touring, recreational paddling, etc). The horizontal bar swings 360 degrees that is the genius of this device. I have the Adventure 14 and I really like the handling and stability of it. I wanted a canoe that could take a beating and still survive. Would recommend this canoe to anyone. Talk about comfy, no more knees to my chest, prostate crushing, back rest lacking, hard flat-seated torment for me! This is the single biggest con to me. Major pluses – Comfortable molded Seats, adjustable well positioned seat backs, middle seat for tackle box, soft carrying handles, canoe tracking (thanks to two longitudinal grooves on floor of boat), tying off an anchor from soft handle (center line of boat so no rocking), elliptical canoe cross section so hands don’t scrape on side while paddling, Stability (drove right through white caps, motorized boat wakes didn’t phase us). If it sank today – I'd go out and buy the same boat tomorrow. A flatwater touring canoe it is. Description. One word describes this canoe; AWESOME. We absolutely love the little Adventure 14! My wife and I purchased an Adventure 14 as a family canoe. Handles wonderfully whether solo or tandem. The Adventure 14 is a recreational canoe made for cottage life. I have a bad lower back and after canoeing all day, I did not have any discomfort. You can do everything from chillin out Floating, Fishing, to Paddling hard and hitting some smaller rapids. I wonder, but I will sure let you know if mine does that. But me and my 14 year old daughter did real well in it. We haven't had the chance to take it out in anything but very nice weather, so I won't be able to comment about anything other than some power boat wakes (which it handled deftly and easily). ... Head out on the river...Lookin for adventure! Only the Adventure. After some research I purchased a single person canoe loader that mounts to your trailer hitch. The first and only time I took it out was by myself which I wouldn't have done except for the fact that my family won't ride in it yet although I think I'll bring them around before long. I suspect there are few canoes more suited for the novice paddler or family. I have outfitted my A14 with stainless steel Mauri lifting rings on the bow and stern, penetrating both the polypropylent skin and plastic heavy outer skin of the buoyancy blocks. The plastic seems really durable too. It will turn on a dime. I first went out by myself just to see how tippy it was going to be. The weight issue of lifting it on and off my mini-van was solved when a friend of mine welded a few bit's on to my trailer and now I can load up the trailer paddles gear cooler etc and go any where to paddle easy load and unload. I was knocked into the river while the canoe bounced off the concrete ramp like a rubber ball. 1994 Mad River Malacite Canoe 1994 Malacite Canoe Kevlar Hull with Ash trim 50 lbs. The multi-chine shallow arch hull design provides smooth tracking and comforting stability and is constructed with polyethylene for superior durability. MAD RIVER CANOES-Adventure 14 Canoe MSRP: $799.00 A great canoe for getting active; for sportsmen, families or as a second canoe. Maintenance free and durable, the Adventure 14 comes equipped with all the features needed to enjoy short paddles around the bay or lake. It is faster and tracks a little better than its counterpart, the Old Town Saranac 146. I have a lot of experience with aluminum canoes of old, but this is the 1st composite I have owned. Any canoe or kayak is "tippy" to some degree, but I've had a 50 lb dog and a 2 year old moving all about in this thing (my wife was also in the canoe) and it was a great platform to paddle and fish from. 20 matches. The seat backs and cup holders are always nice and was a big plus for the 20 mile paddle. I always float solo in mine and it works great. I have one fitted with a Preception saddle for solo. Between the two you can't really go wrong either way, but I ultimately went with the Saranac, due to its more stability and more storage. Paddling alone in the center seat the boat seems very nimble. How's that for customer service? But my Saranac has held up to quite the beating. We had people thinking on a river one time that we went through an outfitter we had so many of these canoes. It is very stable, makes a great family canoe, plenty of room, and works great for over-nighters on the river. Plus, it fits between the racks on the van. Get one, it's great. I'm serious, I smile every time I get in this thing! And it's a great rig! It seems pretty well made. I have the Adventure 14 for a year now I live in Ireland and use it on lakes, rivers and a canal near me I love the canoe. Very comfy, paddles nice, looks great. Read reviews for the Adventure 14 by Mad River as submitted by your fellow paddlers. Part of reason boat is stable is that you sit in center of molded seats so two paddlers can’t shift weight suddenly side to side and rock boat. Ps. I wish there was a way to take the middle seat out when canoeing with another to store gear, other than that it is great! It features a resilient single-layer polyethylene construction, found in many quality kayaks, and adapts the comfortable CSS seating system found on Perception kayaks. Most trips have been up and down a slow moving river and with a more advanced partner (so it was very stable even when fishing). It is easy for me to carry around by myself and get on top of a SUV. I think there is like 6 cup holders for a tandem? The tumblehome allows fore and aft paddlers to use a long kayak paddle. This is a great canoe and I would recommend it to others. I decided to downsize a few years ago to a canoe. I bought this canoe used off eBay a couple of years ago to use on canoe trips with my friends and family. This canoe is a good value when purchased on sale. My brother came to visit (an avid boater, jet-skier, everything water kind of guy) took it out by himself, came back and stated "Man, you got a winner here, this canoe is just great! Seats - I like that the seats are molded and the backs are nice. I read many reviews of this canoe like 5+ years old. I love this canoe. If your on the heavier side you will want a weight in the front if you plan on sitting in the back, which I've found works fine for me solo. Would recommend to a friend looking to buy one. It sits quite a bit lower to the water than my other canoes. Have had loaded to about 700 lbs with 2 adults, 17 year old and a 10 year old and gear and has done adequate. I was also concerned with how I was going to handle getting it up on my jeep by myself. I do not understand the "tippy" comments made by other reviewers. A little heavy, but my son and I can put it in the bed of my truck easily. I checked out all of the features and wanted it. It's a great fishing canoe that fits the bill for a reasonably priced boat for fishing solo or with the family. The seats were nice additions compared to some of the other canoes I've paddled that didn't have the backrest to them. 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