Stability of Canoe -- Suggestions?

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Stability of Canoe -- Suggestions?

I recently acquired a canoe and a 600mm prime lens. I've taken the less expensive zoom lens out in the canoe and gotten some very nice shots--but not so nice as would be possible with the prime lens. But then there's that replacement cost thing... which in my case means "Never happen."

The canoe is a 12 foot pack Adirondack, just 24 inches beam at waterline. I could get a wider canoe, but 30 inches doesn't seem much better than 24 when the stakes are this high.

The canoe is used on reservoirs. Some areas are marked no wake, others not. Any comments on canoe stability with high speed boats around?

Has anyone tried outriggers, such as the ones made by Spring Creek?

Or is it possible that a canoe by itself is stable enough above a certain width?

My intent is to set a tripod on the floor, secure it to the gunnels, and put the lens on a gimbal. Any thoughts on that arrangement?

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