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Backwards in the river
February 25, 2014
2:18 pm
Bobby keller
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Hey yall, i have a question maybe you can answer for me. Last saturday we went to the small river here at the house for a 7 mile fishing trip. I took everything off the nucanoe and went bare minimum , just me and my tackle. My girlfriend said the nucanoe looked perfectly level with me in the seat. So off we went, but everytime i laid the paddle down to fish, the nucanoe would do and about face and want to go down the river backwards. I finally got fed up with it and just went backwards so i could fish, of course i had to keep looking for laydowns and under water hazards the hard way. But heres the thing, if i went backwards, it would go perfectly straight down the river. Is this because i have my seat position wrong? should the front be up more than the rear? Is this just normal for the nucanoe? Heck, i could just turn the seat 180 and use it that way, lol got a front trolling motor mount ready made. But seriously, I havnt had time to experiment and we have another trip coming up soon, Got any suggestions? Thanks for the help, Bobby

February 25, 2014
8:40 pm
CrappieFly
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Try moving the seat either forward or backwards some. It may help.

James, Team NuCanoe Alabama
February 26, 2014
12:56 am
NukeCanoe
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I have done numerous river floats and have had no issues and I think Crappie is on point. I personally ride about a seat length from the middle may a seat and a half.

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February 26, 2014
2:27 am
Bobby keller
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ok, so i should move my seat back some? because im almost in the middle. Im guessing the rear of my nucanoe is to high out of the water and thats why i have no tracking.

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