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First thing I saw was how little free-board there was.  I thought you had extra weight in there.  But it looks like you do not.  something is wrong there.  

I mean, it is very hard for me to believe that that Pack canoe (even at 13 feet) sat down that low in the water.  The specs for the Pack show a 550-600 pound capacity.  Even if Clay weighs 300 (which I am sure he does not) I would not expect that little free board.  It fooled me for sure.  I am glad I saw your video.  

IMHO, with the shallow free board that shows in your video, you could not take that canoe out in any "water" other then dead water without swamping…no way.   

In the end,  I think that Clay is a big man and this canoe is probably too small for me too.  Up until I saw this vid I had my eye focused hard on a used one.  I think you guys are right in that I need something maybe just a foot longer but also LIIGHTWEIGHT.  I am 65 years old and weigh about 225.

Thanks for the wake up call.
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There is a reason you have no footage that shows it actually working!

Trouble is….you will not be able to turn that thing in the water. 

You can't mount a motor midships on watercraft and have it do the steering too.

THE STEERING COMES FROM THE VERY REAR OF A WATERCRAFT.

Show us a video of you operating this thing and I will retract my accusation that this thing will not actually work….because you cannot steer it.   

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What is the matter with you people?!?!!!!   The music is unbelievably annoying!!!!  It sucks.
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You have no proof that when an animal's body dies, its soul perishes with it.  Pure speculation on your part….pure opinion.  Nothing more.
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Sorry.  The truth sometimes hurts.  Show a real video of nature in a natural situation.  then I will compliment your video.
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It is about time an American company put out an ad on these videos that you cannot NOT watch.
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I am 66 yoa and have been canoeing since I was in my late teens.  My thing is that I am done paddling.  I have a 55 pound thrust electric motor mounted on my 18 foot Discovery canoe and I have it set up to go….about 6 feet per second…which is moving out at a very good clip….silently.  I love it.  The problem is weight.  The 18 footer is too heavy.  Now, I spotted the Old Town Pack and I think it is perfect for my needs.  I photograph and video nature.  The problem I see with your Pack canoe for my needs it the location of the seat.  I think it is not far enough back to be able to operate an electric motor that is mounted far enough back to actually steer the canoe.  I have found that unless that electric motor is as far back as you can get it to the end of the canoe….it will not turn the canoe.
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Excellently done review…OUTSTANDING.

No annoying music, perfect graphics, perfect explanation. Thank you so much for getting directly to the point and explaining absolutely everything about this exciting product. This case is perfect for my needs….even with just one GoPro; i.e.  there are so many accessories too…and small ones  :) 

Robert King, Maine, USA
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Outstanding review!  I bought the hero 4 black and it has opened up a whole new world.  As a wildlife biologist/nature journalist/photographer, I am now able to make documentations I only fantasized about in the past.  

Thanks much for this superb body of information.  You know what you are talking about.  Finally, this gets me started with video.  I was going to send this black back for the silver, but now I am reconsidering that. 

Robert King
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Excellent!  Clever ideas there.  You just need to improve on your audio.  Could understand very little of what you were saying.  Would probably have learned a lot more if I could have discerned what you were saying.  I think it was the distracting ambient or background noise.  

But all and all…..I really liked you video and delivery.  thanks for the help  :)
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When is someone going to produce a video of nature that is done with gopro……WITHOUT annoying music?
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when is someone going to post a video of nature without music….or just without music that is annoying….like this one?

These turtles are not fed enough.  That is why they are clamoring over near the camera. 

That was a frozen frog that you pulled out of your fridge.

Junk.  the video is lousy.  You just have a group of no-nothings commenting on it.
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I live in Portland, Maine. I had to travel 30 miles to the Topsam Home Depot to purchase my snowblower because the Portland store was out of stock. These folks are all on top of their game…every one of them. They are all friendly and helpful. Adam was very helpful throughout my purchase of my snowblower. When we were loading it into my truck bed, Marshal was very perceptive by noticing that one wheel was farther out on the axle then the other wheel. Few would have noticed that. We found another clip, to hold the wheel on and get me going. And Sam in the rental unit was incredibly helpful (and knowledgable) when I had to make an adjustment to the chute after the first day of use. Remembering every detail of how to adjust it, he guided me through the operation perfectly…..over the phone! You too will notice that the Topsam Home Depot is not your average retail experience. Outstanding! Robert King
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I think it is just two guys who operate NT. Almost gave them 5 stars. May change the rating in the future. Here's the short why: 1. There is no hourly rate! I like that. 2. Simple service system: No curve balls or hooks with these two guys. Everything is spelled out simply and quickly: It's $20 for the assessment; i.e. they troubleshoot my machine for $20. So I knew that it was going to cost $20 to learn the complete answer. Straight away I'm ok with that because for just $20 I am going to really know ALL that is wrong with my machine.....NOT AN ESTIMATE. After the assessment I am quickly given A TOTAL REPAIR PRICE........again, not an estimate. Now that is different. I like it. 3. I had viruses that had all but crippled the machine. They killed the viruses, installed a low-consumption defense system and threw in a few treats too. My computer was brought back to new performance standards quickly and for a reasonable rate and one that I knew going into it. 4. AND....from now on I can bring in my ink cartridges and they will refill them for half the price of new cartridges. 5. Location: Right on a section of Forest Avenue that is EASILY approached and that has truly convenient parking options. I liked that. I brought the machine in because it would not even turn on. I thought an electrical storm knocked it out. They found out it was just my power button that had worn out. But once they repaired the button they discovered that the operating system was badly corrupted. Several programs were destroyed or just non-functional (by the viruses). They gave me a standard price and I thought about it for a minute and agreed to it. By 5:30PM the next day I had an all-but-new machine that is now apparently operating at new speed. And to my surprise, that night I was finally able to re-install Nikon's Capture NX2 which I had lived without for the last few years. I'm thrilled with that. At this point I have come to realize that I should have taken this machine to Necessary Technology a long time ago. I will from now on. UPDATE July 2014: Took the PC in for its check-up. It was dragging on the net. You have to service your car; you have to service your computer. That's why it is named "Necessary" :) You may as well get treated the best you can. So include this place among the good places to take your machine for service. It is the place for my machine. Simple, quick, honest. They must be pleasing a lot of folks because they moved down by USM, in the old Pier 1 parking lot.
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