Submitted: 04-09-2007 by yonderway
This boat is definitely a river boat. Don't make the mistake I did and try to solo this boat on a lake. Oh, it was fine when the weather was calm. I had no problem sitting backwards on the bow seat and solo paddling this boat around. It was a joy. But once the wind picked up to about 15mph, severe weather cocking ensued.
Seats are just about the right height. Nice and low. Too low for me to comfortably paddle kneeling (can't get my size 13's underneath the seat) but my knees are shot anyway so I spend 95% of my time in the seat anyway.
Portaging this canoe solo is a pain. It weighs in the neighborhood of 70 pounds which I personally think is too much for solo use. I imagine this boat would be a heck of a good time though on the rapids.