Submitted: 06-19-2006 by pmoorhouse
My wife and I purchased an Adventure 14 as a family canoe. We bought it because it looked like a fun, sporty boat, which it is. We were totally taken off-guard, however, at the tippiness of this little boat. The initial stability was quite bad - my son turning only his torso to look at something was enough to rock the boat. I thought that perhaps its secondary stability would be good, so I later got in the boat alone to test it. Much to my surprise, I could easily have tipped it. I kept the rating at medium because it may be more stable when loaded with some gear (it was just us), and because the tracking is AWESOME - very nimble to turn, but also easy to keep on a straight line. Fun boat, but I wouldn't recommend it as a family canoe.