Submitted: 05-08-2006 by piper1
I wanted a very high quality canoe for fly-fishing and overnight camping. I spent months looking for a canoe that would offer the classic look of a wood canoe, yet offer the strength and low weight of modern materials. After examining the Merrimack Web site, and spending considerable time talking with representatives of the company, I decided to purchase the 16’ Souhegan by Merrimack. – This decision turned out to be one of the best purchases I have ever made.
The Merrimack Souhegan is truly first class! The craftsmanship and quality are far superior to anything I have seen in my many years of canoeing! The canoe is extremely stable and handles with ease. My first day out in the Souhegan was windy, but it tracked straight with little effort. I found it to be perfect for carrying equipment to campsites or when fishing with a partner. The color (I chose "ivory white") is absolutely beautiful, especially in contrast to the select grade wood trim!
Customer service at Merrimack also set them apart from any of the other canoe companies I talked with. You will find them to be very helpful and responsive to your questions and canoeing needs. Shipment was fast and well packaged.
If you buy a Merrimack, you’ll want another one after paddling your first. I am already thinking about adding a Baboosic or Osprey!