Submitted: 02-25-2008 by thomas e shaw
I've owned a couple of canoes now, this Loon 16 for the past 15 years. The only mild complaint I have is, as with all wood/fiberglass/gel boats, the maintenance required to keep that wonderful appearance. The hull will scratch on the rocks, and fade in the sun. It's best to keep it covered, in the garage when not in use.
Overall, this boat has been a joy to own. My wife and I take it on lakes, and Class II rivers here in Northern Calif. and even after all these years, it's still the prettiest boat in the water.