GPS holder – I fabricated a flip out arm that holds the handlebar mount for my Garmin Venture HC GPS. It paddles with little effort and tracks well for an experienced paddler. I have had my Discovery 119 for about two months, that is, I have paddled it 6 or 7 times, about two to four hours each time, in a lake. However, when you consider … “The … In the winter you can get in and out with big mudd\mulk boots on which you cant in a kayak. Available at REI, 100% Satisfaction … Doing so dropped the back of the seat down half an inch and made the front and back level. A less experienced paddler would find the use of a long (240-250cm) double bladed paddle easier. Wind is often a problem with canoes. I believe the hull is the same, but the seat in the Guide is a molded in seat, while the seat in the Disco 119 … There were a few little things that bugged me about it, nothing major, just minor little issues. One last tip on sitting comfortably in the seat. I walked in and there was a sign on the boat I wanted that said it was on sale for $350. Grab and Go. The Guide 119 is a custom version of the Discovery 119 that is made, in the camouflage color pattern available in the Guide series, exclusively for Dick’s Sporting Goods. It’s a great little canoe and was a fraction of the cost of those other canoes. The only thing I might change is the … Easy to customized, stable on the water. No more drips! That means it’s likely to turn easily and … I’m picking up the OT Pack on Monday and definitely plan to play. It's funny to see what people from other parts of the country think is a great way to rig their canoes. Compact and fun to paddle, the Discovery 119 has been a long time favorite. Even with drip guards on the paddle I was getting drips inside the canoe and on my lap. It's even well-suited for a double-bladed paddle. I’ve rigged it the way I feel works for the way I currently fish and I take it out regularly. That can be a little annoying as ever fifteen or twenty minutes on my last trip I was adjusting my lifejacket down on my torso to where it feels more comfortable. The only thing I might change is the seat, hence four stars instead of 5. Your head and the seat will come into contact and make portaging in that position horribly uncomfortable. Did this little trick work? While. Old Town Guide/Discovery 119 versus Pack 12 Blog › Forums › Fly Fishing › Old Town Guide/Discovery 119 versus Pack 12 This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated Apr 15, … There were a few little things that bugged me about it, nothing major, just minor little issues. By Hirsch - Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:27 am - Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:27 am #1562081. I’ve done several long paddles (in my old Discovery 119) that required overnight gear to be brought along and it handled great with the extra weight. Old Town Guide/Discovery 119 versus Pack 12 Blog › Forums › Fly Fishing › Old Town Guide/Discovery 119 versus Pack 12 This topic has 2 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated Apr 15, 2014 at 9:34 am by Zach Matthews . Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman Fish. I bought it online, you can read more about them and purchase one by clicking here. Discover new territory with the compact and fun Old Town Discovery 119 solo canoe. I’ve been looking for the right deal on a Gheenoe for q…, Guys, if you have any … All that said, the 119 has a low profile for a canoe and is not greatly effected by the wind relative to other canoes that I own or have paddled over the years. Luckily all three of those issues were minor and easy to overcome. That afternoon I drove over to Dick’s with the money from the kayak sale and a ScoreCard rewards voucher for $50. Again, an easy fix. So I called Johnson Outdoors (OTC’s parent company) and started asking questions. But, I find it takes very little effort with your hands forward on the gunnels to keep the front of the canoe from flipping up to much. It was about the double bladed paddle I was using; it was too short. I’ve added several including one to hold the paddle on the front thwart and another that keeps the seat closed when on the roof rack. It’s actually very comfortable. Combining the best of both worlds, Old Town delivers the ideal grab-and-go watercraft for anglers and hunters alike. To be honest I am glad I did. Like the others in the series, this solo canoe is agile, stable and easy to handle. What amazed me most about it was the $399 price tag hanging on it. Compared to other hybrids, the Sportsman excels at combining the best qualities of a canoe and kayak. While the canoe only weighs around 48 pounds, it didn’t come with a portaging yoke, … So I talked the wife into holding a yard sale that Saturday and I listed the kayak as an item that would be available during the sale in the ad on Craigslist. At this point, I had decided that I had to replace my old Discovery and I might actually be able to afford to do so if I sold my kayak. The seat was not level front edge to back edge. Anyone here been in an Old Town Discovery/Guide 119 canoe for duck hunting? Video! Still it was doable. The local Sporting Goods store has one for sale for a bit cheaper than the Creek Boats M80. I place the yoke just slightly in front of where the seat is. Tackle and cup holders – I installed a Seachoice Cockpit Organizer and Cruisin’ Caddy to provide a bit of close to hand storage and a place to hold the beer. Most any experienced canoeist will know from looking at the Old Town Guide 119 or its counterpart the Discovery model 119, that it is short and has a moderate rocker. The closest comparisons come to Old Town’s own NEXT hybrid and the Sportsman’s grandfather, the Discovery 119. I would not recommend an additional person in this boat. I also made a kneeling thwart that I mounted about 4 inches toward the center of the front thwart. I have a few more major outings I plan on using it on this year, along with smaller day trips in mind. With a length of line looped through them and a carabiner attached in the middle to run the anchor line through I can adjust the anchor position so the boat sits in the current as desired. I’ve had my canoe in the water half a dozen times since buying it, twice to the Boundary Waters. He was in possession of it for a year or two when it was stolen from his backyard. Compared to other hybrids, the Sportsman excels at combining the best qualities of a canoe and kayak. One day I was in Dick’s Sporting Good’s when I looked up and saw a little Old Town Canoe sitting on the top of the camping accessories shelf. I can carry this canoe for hundreds of rods if I have to without little effort, thanks to that quick detach yoke. What a great boat for the $! They have higher beams therefore they have more sail area. The seat modification was a simple one. The lightweight, nimble Old Town Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman delivers big performance for both anglers and hunters. I have found that this is a very stable boat, especially with the currently installed seat. The closest comparisons come to Old Town’s own NEXT hybrid and the Sportsman’s grandfather, the Discovery 119. While the canoe only weighs around 48 pounds, it didn’t come with a portaging yoke, nor does Old Town Canoes sell one for it. Most people probably buy this canoe with the intent of unloading it at a boat landing or perhaps within a few yards of a body of water. everytime we want to go canoing it is always 3 or 5 or 7 people wanting to go. Agile, stable and easy to handle, it's even well-suited for a double-bladed paddle. Old Town Guide 119 #1562081. The problem many people have is they try to place the yoke in a position that will evenly balance the canoe when using the yoke. Old Town is proud to unveil its innovative new solo canoe, the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman.Combining the best of both worlds, this hybrid canoe, packed with fishing-specific features, … It was the first canoe that I had ever purchased myself and I fell in love with it. Video! I am heading down to dicks in the morning. With the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman, Old Town delivers the ideal grab-n-go watercraft for anglers and hunters alike. $999.99. Old Town Guide 160 Canoes. Offering the simplicity and utility of a classic solo canoe with the agility and sleek handling of a kayak, the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman hybrid canoe is a stable, lightweight boat that is easy to handle on and … Dicks sells either at $399.99 or Old Town … Old Town’s new Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman is a canoe and kayak hybrid; picture a small canoe paddled with a kayak paddle. Being the avid fly fisherman that I am, I found it to be the perfect boat for getting to the warm water fishes that hide under the overhanging brush in the ponds, lakes and rivers of central North Carolina. I have been looking at the Old Town Discovery 119 for a while. The paddler also sits higher which also increases the sail area. Ohh yeah this Old Town Discovery Solo Sportsman is FAST, you can easily get to 4 miles an hour without effort. Thanks! It has to do with the canoe width, the physicality of the paddler, and the paddle being used. Old Town … A couple days ago I took my canoe out for a few hours and noticed immediately that the seat modification worked. Compact and fun to paddle, the Discovery 119 has been a long time favourite. Yes, it most certainly did. Last Autumn did just that, and it totally sucked, not to mention gave me aches and pains. Old Town Discovery 119 Trust me when I say I’m confused about a canoe. You want to make sure you get one that is suitable and designed around being worn in a kayak. I am 57 years old and my biggest concern was the weight of the canoe. Bungees – As with any boat, bungees get added to fasten things down. All that said, I sorely missed that little red 119k. Easy to carry and efficient to paddle, the Discovery 119 … When I got home I simply adding the spacers and replaced using longer bolts, one to each side of the seat’s rear mounting bracket. A single seater, the Discovery 119 combines the small size, agility, and ease of use of a kayak with the full functionality of a canoe. Your email address will not be published. I have to say that I actually love the seat and the backrest now but it took me a while to get used to it being there. I bought it to throw in back of my truck and fish ponds. I enjoy both but prefer the Discovery 119… Combining the … Anchor Trolley – I mounted small two deck mount pulleys to the gunnals. Slid right out. Another easy fix. 2. Mine has been down multiple rivers including the New River. Handles great! I now use a double blade paddle almost exclusively even though I've always been a traditional canoeist in the past; it's just more efficient with this boat. Old Town Discovery 119 Canoes. If you go the Discovery 119 route, get the plain jane Disco 119, and NOT the "Sportsman" package with the molded seat. Dick's Sporting Goods sells it as either the Guide 119 or Field and Stream Kay-noe. Old Town’s new Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman is a canoe and kayak hybrid; picture a small canoe paddled with a kayak paddle. For example, the Discovery 119 canoe by Old Town has an MSRP of $699.99, and is a lightweight canoe, that is also marketed as being a great choice for a double-bladed paddle. See the image below:  You can see that the lower back area is mesh, and does not have any flotation bulk… this jacket is designed to be worn for kayaking comfort or with seats that have lower back rests. After a little research online it sounded like people with similar issues like I was having bought longer paddles which fixed their problem. So I went online and found a company (Essex Industries) that makes a detachable yoke that is universal for many canoes. This was an easy fix. With the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman, Old Town delivers the ideal grab-n-go watercraft for anglers and hunters alike. Sure enough it sold, along with a crap load of other items that made it the the best yard sale we have ever had. Perfect for rivers where you have to carry a boat in and out up muddy banks and what not.Light weight,roomy for a big cooler full of beer and camping supplies as you stated! This is actually a common issue with people paddling solo canoes with a double bladed paddle. Hi…not sure of your name my NC friend. However, with the arrival of my first child, the boat became neglected to the point that I felt I would rather someone else use it than it not get used at all. You may have to register before you … However I have drooled for years over the … I know it’s a solo, but have you tried taking along another person? They can usually be found at ACE Hardware. It's camo with a seat back mounted low. I went to the local hardware store and purchased a couple half-inch nylon spacers and longer bolts. That will eliminate the need to switch handedness with a single blade. Thanks so much for your great review of the Old Town 119. Handles great! I did find the Discovery and it was exactly the same boat as the one in the store, but the camo color was not listed as an option. An easy fix which only cost me about $3 at the hardware store. I am thinking about buying a guide 119 and was wondering if it was fast to keep up with kayaks and if it gets blown around by the wind. I really just want to re arrange the seating area and am worried how low or high to set the new bench with a seat on it. It’s even well-suited for a double-bladed … Not a big deal on hot summer days, but very annoying on cool spring or fall days. Easy to customized, stable on the water. The Discovery/ Guide 119 is a fantastic canoe. “Both Discovery 119 models are great options for sportsmen – both are light and nimble, making them easy to transport and paddle,” said Old Town marketing manager Ryan Lilly. The paddle I am using with my old Town Guide 119 is the Bending Branches Glass Slice Solo 280cm. Seat Pad – My seat pad is a simple piece of 1/2″ minicell foam from the local paddle shop that I cut into the shape and fastened with panel retainers from the auto parts shop. $729.99. Looks like Im gonna have to pay the $240. I totally agree with you there on the rod thing. Sadly, placing the yoke over the front edge of the seat will not work. I want to post about my boat so that other people see positive reviews. Here’s the rundown: Which is simply epic. The entire time I didn’t feel like my ass was angling forward in my Old Town Guide 119. $669.99. I had been looking pretty hard at a few different solo canoes from various manufactures, but on a gut hunch I went with the Guide 119. When I got home, I hopped on the web and went straight to the Dick’s site to get more info but it wasn’t there. Modifications: I mentioned above that I had made several modifications to my Guide. Like the others in the series, this solo canoe is agile, stable and easy to handle. The extra paddle length worked. It’s a great solo craft and suitable for a wide variety of uses. Offering the simplicity and utility of a classic solo canoe with the agility and sleek handling of a kayak, the Discovery 119 … I thought to myself that it was a Discovery 119 despite the fact that it was in camouflage colors, had a molded plastic seat, and said Guide 119 on the side. The Discovery/ Guide 119 is a fantastic canoe. I really do enjoy my Old Town Guide 119. Michael. Couldn’t find it on the site. Discover new territory with the compact and fun Old Town Discovery 119 solo canoe. I next went to the Old Town site only to find it missing there, too. I even tried replacing it with a recreational kayak of similar length but it just wasn’t the same. Your email address will not be published. It doesn’t matter if you have the Guide 119 or the Discovery 119, the position where you place your quick-detach adjustable yoke is tricky. I sold it to a good friend and semi-regular fishing buddy knowing that I would be able to use it when I wanted. Finally took the seat out and figured I would just sit on a cushion.” At 43 pounds, the Guide 119 was by far the main reason for purchase. Compare Compare Now. I have a attached a piece of 1/2″ minicell foam as a seat cushion with Panel Fasterners. $599.99. I think I've about made up my mind to pick up an Old Town Discovery 119 … 1. I realize the price tag is attractive, but I think you'd be sorely disappointed using an Old Town Guide Solo 119 as a Canoe Country solo tripper. Offering the simplicity and utility of a classic solo canoe with the agility and sleek handling of a kayak, the Discovery 119 … Since I planned to use this canoe on extended wilderness trips, I knew I was going to want a yoke. Now I have my new OTC Discovery/Guide that I will never let go even if it does not get used. Due to the fact you have a Minnesota II, you obviously understand and appreciate good tandem tripping canoes. I have other old town canoes which hold 2 people , so a canoe built for 1 is always good for the 3rd man out. I plan to purchase one from a Dick’s Store here in NJ soon but wondered what you thought about the seat since that is the only concern I have seen in other reviews. Other's reviews helped me decide to give the 119 a try and I'm sure glad that I did. Before you go check out the Old Town Canoe website and come back to me saying there is no such boat, let me clarify a little bit. I live in virginia and always come into the 3rd man out syndrom. The Old Town Discovery 119, Guide 119, and Field & Stream Kay-Noe (all basically the same canoe, just sold by different vendors) are good, tough and inexpensive polyethelene solo canoes. So yeah, I went and bought a 280cm paddle, just 11.8 inches longer than the 250cm paddle… and it made a HUGE difference. Old Town Canoes does not make a yoke specifically for the Old Town Guide 119 or the Discovery 119. Hi guys, I picked up A Old Town Discovery 119 Canoe and thought I would show exactly how much space a dog has in it. Thanks for your review. Did you have any experience like this or is this his isolated opinion? This is my favorite small boat yet!! That’s right, not all life-jackets are created equal. It is very agile and sits high in the water which allows for getting into those places a lot of other boats just can’t reach. I had several kayaks at the time and they quickly started to accumulate dust from disuse after this purchase.

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