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Venture Ranger 14

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A busy summer forced a 6 month break from outdoor blogging, but you can't have your cake and eat it,  as they say.....

It's always good to see Dave Crooks from Endless River, especially when he turns up at the door with a new boat on the car!

Since most of my former paddling buddies of many years are now divorced, retired or too old and knackered and I myself am officially now a grandad (!),  I am determined to continue to grow old disgracefully and take every opportuntity to get outdoors and have some fun.

To that end, I have been considering a shorter boat for paddling on white water up to G3 for a while (think Dart Loop, Wye or the Tees, etc).  Tempted as I was with either the Nova Craft Supernova and Wenonah Argosy, the Ranger 14 is a boat I kept coming back to.  There is something about this boat that sets it apart from the rest of the Venture (Pyranha) canoes.  Try as I might to talk myself out buying a Venture canoe for no better reason than paddling snobbery, over 40 y…