Compact and fun to paddle, the Discovery 119 has been a long time favourite. 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. Enjoy a day on the water with the Old Town Canoe® Discovery 119. Video! Doing so dropped the back of the seat down half an inch and made the front and back level. 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. They can be … Woo Hoo… SOLD! This is my favorite small boat yet!! They can usually be found at ACE Hardware. When I was out a couple days for a paddle I had no drips inside my canoe. Nice boat,  I have tried every Dicks in my area (within 100 miles), and can not find one. I’ve been looking for the right deal on a Gheenoe for q…, Guys, if you have any … 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. Unless they changed it, the seat in that one is too far back, and not easy to move forward, while the seat in the plain Disco 119 is about where it should be. A single seater, the Discovery 119 … So yeah, I went and bought a 280cm paddle, just 11.8 inches longer than the 250cm paddle… and it made a HUGE difference. Compare Compare Now. I place the yoke just slightly in front of where the seat is. GPS holder – I fabricated a flip out arm that holds the handlebar mount for my Garmin Venture HC GPS. I also made a kneeling thwart that I mounted about 4 inches toward the center of the front thwart. 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. It was about the double bladed paddle I was using; it was too short. I bought it to throw in back of my truck and fish ponds. I walked in and there was a sign on the boat I wanted that said it was on sale for $350. Again, an easy fix. No more drips! I have the same boat. Other's reviews helped me decide to give the 119 a try and I'm sure glad that I did. The seat modification was a simple one. 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. 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. Dicks sells either at $399.99 or Old Town … By Hirsch - Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:27 am - Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:27 am #1562081. I next went to the Old Town site only to find it missing there, too. From what I understand OT has stockpiled enough royalex to make it through 2015. Your email address will not be published. There were a few little things that bugged me about it, nothing major, just minor little issues. With the Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman, Old Town delivers the ideal grab-n-go watercraft for anglers and hunters alike. Not a big deal on hot summer days, but very annoying on cool spring or fall days. Even with drip guards on the paddle I was getting drips inside the canoe and on my lap. The Discovery/ Guide 119 is a fantastic canoe. This causes more weight to be towards the aft end of the canoe, which will raise the front end of the canoe up when using the yoke. Handles great! Still it was doable. 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. That will eliminate the need to switch handedness with a single blade. I was able to find these items in gray directly from the manufacturer but can’t seem to find the link right now. Usually that is what I do too. The Old Town Guide 119 is going to make this a great canoe season! It's camo with a seat back mounted low. Anyone here been in an Old Town Discovery/Guide 119 canoe for duck hunting? 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. Did this little trick work? For those who want to get out on the water but don’t necessarily want to load and haul a trailer, the Discovery 119 from Old Town Canoe is the perfect companion. Last August in 2018 I broke down and bought an Old Town Guide 119. 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, … However I have drooled for years over the … 2. Combining the best of both worlds, Old Town delivers the ideal grab-and-go watercraft for anglers and hunters alike. 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. I am heading down to dicks in the morning. I would not recommend an additional person in this boat. I’ve had my canoe in the water half a dozen times since buying it, twice to the Boundary Waters. An easy fix which only cost me about $3 at the hardware store. That’s right, not all life-jackets are created equal. My Story: A number of years back, I purchased a blemished Old Town Canoe Discovery 119k from a local canoe and kayak shop for $600. Mine has been down multiple rivers including the New River. With a few personal updates it has become more versatile for my needs, and much more comfortable to use. I really do enjoy my Old Town Guide 119. 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 … Looks like Im gonna have to pay the $240. Combining the … A single seater, the Discovery 119 … It's funny to see what people from other parts of the country think is a great way to rig their canoes. What amazed me most about it was the $399 price tag hanging on it. Thanks for your review. Michael. Ohh yeah this Old Town Discovery Solo Sportsman is FAST, you can easily get to 4 miles an hour without effort. The canoe on the shelf at Dick’s was indeed a Discovery that was molded in the Guide Series Camo exclusively for Dick’s and was only available there. That is where I made my mistake. Great one boat no doubt!! I saw it at Dick’s and kind of liked the seat with the backrest. Thanks for the dear post. Another easy fix. 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. After a lot of anguish, research, reading, comparing, thinking about it and laying sleepless night after night (hah!) Sure enough it sold, along with a crap load of other items that made it the the best yard sale we have ever had. Required fields are marked *. 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. The Discovery/ Guide 119 is a fantastic canoe. Now I have my new OTC Discovery/Guide that I will never let go even if it does not get used. I’m picking up the OT Pack on Monday and definitely plan to play. Agile, stable and easy to handle, it's even well-suited for a double-bladed paddle. I want to post about my boat so that other people see positive reviews. 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. Your head and the seat will come into contact and make portaging in that position horribly uncomfortable. Luckily all three of those issues were minor and easy to overcome. Compared to other hybrids, the Sportsman excels at combining the best qualities of a canoe and kayak. So I went online and found a company (Essex Industries) that makes a detachable yoke that is universal for many canoes. Old Town Saranac 160 Canoes. While the canoe only weighs around 48 pounds, it didn’t come with a portaging yoke, … The seat was not level front edge to back edge. And thanks to our construction process, it's tough without being too heavy. I even tried replacing it with a recreational kayak of similar length but it just wasn’t the same. There were a few little things that bugged me about it, nothing major, just minor little issues. You want to make sure you get one that is suitable and designed around being worn in a kayak. Because of the position of the seats in these canoes the yoke would be best placed almost across where the seats are mounted. I’ll be going solo about 90% of the time and need something light weight, but I’d like to be able to take my wife (she’s about 100 lbs)and grandkids along for short rides on occasion. 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. Last Autumn did just that, and it totally sucked, not to mention gave me aches and pains. 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. Like the others in the series, this solo canoe is agile, stable and easy to handle. Slid right out. Anchor Trolley – I mounted small two deck mount pulleys to the gunnals. “The … 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. Couldn’t find it on the site. I recently purchased a Old Town Guide 119 canoe from Dick's Sporting of Erie,Penn. Old Town Canoes does not make a yoke specifically for the Old Town Guide 119 or the Discovery 119. While mostlycomfortable, I couldn’t help but feel like I was angling slightly forward when sitting. I went to the local hardware store and purchased a couple half-inch nylon spacers and longer bolts. Did you have any experience like this or is this his isolated opinion? Like the others in the series, this solo canoe is agile, stable and easy to handle. Biggest complaint for me was the seat tended to pitch/slide me out forward. Wind is often a problem with canoes. I can carry this canoe for hundreds of rods if I have to without little effort, thanks to that quick detach yoke. It’s actually very comfortable. Ive owned several two man canoes,jon boats and a kayak. 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. 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. The only thing I might change is the … Let the Discovery 119 … I have the OT Guide 119 which is made for Dicks Sporting Goods by Old Town. I moved the seat forward about 4 inches and a bit lower to improve stability. One last tip on sitting comfortably in the seat. 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. Offering the simplicity and utility of a classic solo canoe with the agility and sleek handling of a kayak, the Discovery 119 … Added a cup holder similiar to yours and a padded seat that fits over the plastic one. 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. Old Town’s new Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman is a canoe and kayak hybrid; picture a small canoe paddled with a kayak paddle. Generally stated a canoe is not as fast as a kayak but that can be somewhat offset by the use of a double bladed paddle with the 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. Compared to other hybrids, the Sportsman excels at combining the best qualities of a canoe and kayak. Old Town’s new Discovery 119 Solo Sportsman is a canoe and kayak hybrid; picture a small canoe paddled with a kayak paddle. For those who want to get out on the water but don’t necessarily want to load and haul a trailer, the Discovery 119 from Old Town Canoe is the perfect companion. Thanks so much for your great review of the Old Town 119. For those who want to get out on the water but don’t necessarily want to load and haul a trailer, the Discovery 119 from Old Town Canoe is the perfect companion. All that said, I sorely missed that little red 119k. Discover new territory with the compact and fun Old Town Discovery 119 solo canoe. Guide 119 I’m assuming you’re talking about the Guide 119, which is available in some of the big box stores like Dick’s, and not the Discovery 119. The closest comparisons come to Old Town’s own NEXT hybrid and the Sportsman’s grandfather, the Discovery 119. $999.99. They really love Old Town Guide 119's in the Mid Alantic and the South. Old Town Discovery 119 Trust me when I say I’m confused about a canoe. Easy to customized, stable on the water. 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