Using an outrigger-style canoe stabilizer reduces the tenderness of a canoe. It allows paddlers to sail their canoe, stand up in their canoe, fish out of their canoe and walk around inside it, without the fear of tipping. Building a canoe stabilizer is a cheap and easy project most paddlers can complete in a day. This outrigger quickly attaches to and detaches from the boat. It's light and stores in the bilge when not in use.