This is not a general article on outfitting, covering all the many permutations according to country, environment, taste or use. Rather, it is very much about how I outfit my canoe for the work and journeys that I do in the UK and Europe.
By contrast, if I were outfitting a Kevlar boat for flat water it would be very minimalist.
My Wenonah Prospector 16’ is used on white water up to and including grade 3 and open waters with considerable fetch, including coastal. I have been using a similar set-up for some twenty years now.
So, I hope in this context, what I have to share will be useful to you and others paddling in similar environments under similar circumstances.