Canoe Stabilizer

Fits All Canoes - We ship worldwide (see very bottom of page) - In Stock Ready To Ship Despite the Epidemic!

Now Available With Our Exlusive SQUARE POST option.   Put a square post in a square hole and what do you get?  Floats that are automatically and permanently aligned to point straight ahead and be parallel to each other.   Plus, you get convenient one-hand. low-effort locking and unlocking of the vertical adjustment.  More about this Click Here.

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Make Your Selection From the Table Below

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36-inch Crossbar  40-inch Crossbar 45-inch Crossbar



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$349 & $20 shipping 

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$399 & $20 shipping

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$399 & $25 shipping

Specify float color (Red, Yellow or Grey) in order comments during checkout.   If you don't specify, we'll send grey.Specify float color (Red, Yellow or Grey) in order comments during checkout.   If you don't specify, we'll send grey.


 A favorite for hunting, fishing, sailing or paddling with kids or dog in the boat.   Pontoon floats on telescoping outrigger arms to prevent tipping.  Floats adjust up, down, in, out on the fly.  Warrantied.  Upgrades to overnight, 2-day or 3 day shipping available, Tel: 978-263-7598 .  See them in action on the Chicago river: Click Here   (After you click on the link, click again on the new page it open up)



These aren't just for sailing but they ARE great for sailing.  .  Below, Jim with hydrodynamic stabilizers. YES these stabilizers use the lever lock system for height adjustment for the round-post version.  One-hand star-knob lock for square-post.  YES the hydrodynamic floats come in choice of colors! YES we can fit any canoe width or brand.  YES we ship worldwide. There is a comment space when you check out.   Specify size, color, any special requirement there. Or email us or call us.

Positive feedback rating "Very good quality product works great now I can take my dogs with me! Thank you!"  - Customer Review August 2018

Kayak adaptor, click here.

Sailing, fishing or just messing around, you want to stay rightside up.  But you have limited time, space and patience, so your canoe stabilizer has to be simple, strong, versatile, convenient and highly effective.   Our amas (floats) slide in, out, up and down and lock where you want them.  Canoe stabilizer clamps onto any canoe in just a few minutes.  Same clamp-on crossbar accepts wheels, sail mast, leeboards, bench, rowing outriggers -- that's versatility. These are the key attributes of our canoe stabilizer:  Adjustability, installability, portability, durability, versatility, stay-right-side-up-ability!


Customer Review:  Click Here  "We had 2 adult men standing and casting full strength"  MIT buys them to stabilize unmanned kayak drone with expensive payload: Click Here

Yes we have colors (specify in comments section of checkout) and all come with new lever lock system on floats.

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Canoe stabilizer with streamlined Hydrodynamic floats (2nd picture above and green canoe picture below) $349  Buy Now   

Put info about length of crossbar and float color wanted in order comments during checkout.

Lower Cost, More Portable Alternative:    Canoe stabilizer with inflatable floats .   $249 More info or To Buy

Handy Accessories:  Bench Seat - 36" x 8" attaches to stabilizer crossbar.  $59  Buy Now

Carry bag for stabilizer:  $29  Buy Now

Shipping rates are for domestic lower 48 states.  For shipping quotes to other locations email

Mount canoe stabilizer at bow, middle, stern or in between.  Gunwale clamps slide together or apart to adapt to canoe width. 

 Outriggers with Hydrodynamic float.  Colors:  Red, Yellow, Gray or Mango (specify in comments section of checkout page).  Lever lock easy height adjustment.


Choose Your Size: The telescoping float arms slide in and out of fixed center section ("crossbar").  Crossbar has two square tubes running through it to receive the float arms.   The crossbar is the part that clamps across your canoe.   Choose a crossbar length long enough to span your canoe, or longer.  For canoes with outside gunwale lips (Coleman, Pelican, Lincoln) oversize by at least 4 inches to allow clamps to go on outside.  Standard crossbar lengths are 30", 36", 40" and 45"  or for $20 extra, we'll do a custom length (pay the $20 click here). Email after ordering to specify length.   Or you can put this information in the "comments" section of the checkout page where you enter your address etc.  You can even take care of international shipping there.  If you have a Mad River Adventure or Passage, please tell us so we can substitute special clamps (no extra charge).

Email for questions, or call Tel: 978 263 7598  or toll free at 1-888-JOY-SAIL.  Rush orders, special requests, questions - I'm here to help!


Standing in a canoe is inherently dangerous, but a lot less dangerous with our stabilizer. Streamline floats are very low drag.  Great for motoring, sailing or paddling.


Wide Stance:  The telescoping float arms extend 22" out from the crossbar on each side when fully extended.  So, if you get a 40" crossbar, total span is 7 feet (40" 22" 22" = 84" = 7').  Wide span multiplies bouyancey of the floats through leverage.   But you don't have to fully extend.   Float arms also lock at 15" extension point (total 70" with 40" crossbar).

Dimensions, materials, weight:  About 16 lbs for the Hydrodynamic stabilizer system.     Metal parts are anodized aluminum and stainless steel.  Nothing to rust.  The displacement of each hydrodynamic float is 838 cubic inches (30.27 pounds of water).  The benefit of this buoyancy is multiplied into a much greater effect on stability through the magic of leverage, since the pontoons are positioned over 6 feet apart.  Length is 37" from front tip to rear tip of the float, 7 inches wide at the middle, and 6 inches deep.

 Square Post System by Sailboats To Go.  Pontoons and Lever-Lock Float Arms Made by Spring Creek Manufacturing.  


I received the outriggers and they work great—truly sweet! "

-- Thom E.   



Why buy from SailboatsToGo?  Emails and phone calls answered promptly by me, Jim Luckett, owner.  Most informative web page.  ISatisfaction guaranteed or return for refund (Applies only to stabilizer system).  Competitive prices.  No bull.  

"Your Stabilizer is a great product. It has surpassed my expectations. It saved us from tipping during sudden bad weather while crossing a lake.  Thanks." --  Darren  D. (Canada)



Floats retract to sides of canoe.  True for both types.  Ethafoam is in picture above.  This canoe also has "sponsons" -- flotation strips bolted on for additional safety, sold here. When float is fully extended, spring button pops up thru hole in crossbar;  just push it down to retract float arm.   Hole also provided for intermediate position lock.
Adjust float up and it will hover over water ready to catch you if you start tip.  This is Ethafoam float. Adjust float down to maximize stabilizing action.  Top of tube to bottom of float is about 12" (Ethafoam float) or 16" (Hydrodynamic).  Extension for tube is available (see below). New lever lock system replaces knob-actuated clamp shown in this photo.

(At Left) Gunwale clamps are U-bolts that fit over the crossbar, so they can slide in or out to align with edges of the canoe.   This means you can put a long crossbar on a narrow canoe and get more stability.   It also means you can mount the stabilizer in the middle of the canoe where it's wide, or at bow or stern where it's narrow.  Adjustability = flexibility in how you use it.

Clamp reaches under lip (overhang) of gunwale to clamp the crossbar down.  We call this canoe and inside-lip canoe because the lip is on the inside.   For outside lip, clamp is turned around and mounted outside the canoe, and crossbar must overhang edges of boat at least 2" on each side (so add 4" to boat width to find minimum crossbar length).


Informative Video: Click Here. (in case you missed the link at the top of the page)

More pictures, more details:   Click Here    Hydrodynamic floats usually available in your choice of 4 colors (specify in comment space):

Boat Safely! Learn and follow the rules of safe boating. Don't take foolish risks. Wear life preservers, bring paddles, and boat only when and where conditions are appropriate to your boat and skill level.  Boating has inherent risks of injury or death, that precautions can reduce but not eliminate.  By using our products you signify acceptance of those risks.   Stabilizers can reduce the risk of capsize if used properly, but capsizing is still possible.

Versatility - The stabilizer crossbar is actually the heart of a whole system of canoe accessories.  It's on your canoe, it's strong, it's got 2 tubes in it that things can slide into and holes to engage spring buttons, so why not put it to work in more ways?  Like wheels for land transport, leeboards to keep you going straight even in crosswinds, a downwind "spirit sail", a full upwind sail rig that make your canoe a fully operational sailboat, rowing attachment, motor mount, seat that goes on top, etc.  Links:




Make your canoe a real sailboat.  Goes great on all tacks.  Most fun on the water!  More Info
Row your canoe - faster, great exercise.   Sliding seat or fixed.  More Info

Bench Seat - Clamps  to crossbar.  Turns your stabilizer into an extra seat.   And it's higher than the built-in canoe seats so that's great for problem knees.  A nice high perch for fishing, wih some padding for the bum.

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Oversized heavy duty bag with padded strap.  Takes stabilizer & more.   Buy Now


Cane floor seat - use in canoe and on shore - great  back support.  Lower center of gravity stabilizes canoe.  Beautiful ash frame.  Folds flat, just 7 lbs. $79  Buy Now   Bilge pump - removes 8 gallons/minute from your boat.   Buy Now Super Strong Canoe Motor Mount -   3 HP max. or 35 lbs. weight. Also for all electrics. 5 lbs Clamps slide to adjust to canoe width, up to 20 inches apart, Extension available.   Buy Now  More info and more options for canoe motor mounts Click Here



Motor mount attachment snaps into the end of the stabilizer crossbar.  The telescoping arm of the stabilizer float passes right through it.  Order --->

We also have conventional canoe motor mounts. click here

Snap in motor mount,    Buy Now

Great with bench seat above.  

Back support!  Internal fiberglass rods.  15 inches high.  The best of this type of product.  Add to your backless canoe seat.   Secures with straps.  

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Canoe rack set.  Bolt  to wall, indoors or out.   Consists of 2 Big "L" brackets, one for supporting each end of boat -- 12" vertical arm bolts to the wall, 36" horizontal arm supports 1 canoe as shown or 2 kayaks on edge (we sell stops that clamp on to keep kayak on edge from sliding - item 5115 on parts page) up to 110 lbs.  When not in use, horizontal arm folds up.   Works on canoes wider than 36" because even a wide canoe is narrow at the ends.  Won't rust.

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 Stabilizer carrying bag:   Nylon bag with full-length zipper and shopping-bag style carrying handles made of webbing that goes all the way under and around twice.  Fits either style stabilizer.

Free shipping on the bag if bought with stabilizer.*

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Or, oversize bag, see above.

*$7 shipping added later  if bought alone.

Vertical tube in  float is removeable for compact storage.  Just pull pin. Groove accepts tube flat for storage.  



Guaranteed by manufacturer (Spring Creek)  for 5 years.  Metal parts are anodized aluminum, stainless steel.  Strong and won't rust. 


Stay right-side-up-ability

Bouyant pontoons spread wide apart to help prevent capsizing of canoe.     Capsizing is still possible, however.


1022 Pair of hyrdodynamic stabilizer floats only
Click for larger imageThis includes just the pontoons (floats) and the vertical float tubes for the hyrdrodynamic canoe stabilizer system. This would be for a do-it-yourself project or for retrofitting a foam stabilizer with the hydrodynamic floats. Note that if you have a really old stabilizer you are upgrading, from before hydrodynamic floats were offered, you will need the float arms too, because the clamping mechanism at the ends of the float arms was upgraded to clamp the vertical float tubes more tightly. In that case order item 1006 (float and arms) instead. 

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Need Extreme Stabilization?  Get Our 4-Float Stabilizers (More info).


More Canoe, Kayak Accessories (links)


Canoe, kayak cart more info Roof carrier bars & truck racks Motor mounts - click here Kayak Stabilizer


Kayak Stabilizer More Info Same basic system, but with legs attached to deck brackets instead of gunwale clamps.   If you have a canoe and a kayak, one canoe stabilizer system plus the kayak adaptor (legs and deck brackets) will work for both of them.

Canoe stabilizer with Ethafoam floats DISCONTINUED

Canoe stabilizer with streamlined Hydrodynamic floats  $400 Buy Now

If you are outside continental US, use the links above to put the product with regular shipping into your cart and then also add one of these items to your cart for the extra shipping cost:

*Domestic Shipping excludes Hawaii and Alaska

8915 Shipment of Hydrodynamic stabilizer to Europe, Japan, Australia, etc. (added shipping cost)
Extra shipping cost to other countries, except Canada. see note at next item regarding 45" size.

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8916 Shipping Ethafoam stabilizer to Europe, Japan, Australia Etc.
Extra shipping cost to other countries, except Canada, for Ethafoam type stabilizer. Shipping the 45" size to Australia, Eastern Europe and most less-developed countries involves additional cost. Email for details if ordering the 45-inch size from those countries.

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8917 Additional Shipping for  stabilizer to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada
Additional shipping cost to these areas for either type of stabilizer. Total shipping will be regular shipping amount PLUS this upcharge.

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(978) 263-7598  (Direct Line to Owner & Manager Jim Luckett)
7 days per week - 9 am to 8pm Eastern