Submitted: 08-03-2006 by C P
I have been using this canoe for river tripping with my dog.80lbs of black lab. Using it for transportation,while fly fishing for steelhead. I paddle it solo, turned around, so I can use the wt of the dog for trimming out the boat. I paddled a 17 mile section of the Deshutes river in Oregon,last week and only lined the boat around one class three rapid. It scouted,and ran the class one and two rapids ,as long as I stayed out of the big rollers. I am going to make a fitted, partial spray cover for this boat , and take it through the rollers no problem . very stable canoe. It does not track well, but is teaching me to refine my paddleing techniqes to keep it straight. Next I will try some overnight river trips in it.