Submitted: 06-25-2008 by lakjo
Our Sawyer Guide Special was built in '79, and I've owned it for the past three summers. It is one of the relatively few Kevlar models I have ever found, and weighs in at 52 pounds, despite being 18 ft long.
I was forced to carefully remove several layers of red housepaint from its exterior, but she is now the original spruce green, and looks great.
The canoe is ideal for our annual Boundary Waters trip, and also our favorite (we own four canoes) for lake fishing, since the excellent primary stability allows for all the kids to be pretty mobile without dumping us. It's only weakness is (as someone else noted) in high waves. With that said, however, I would be willing to part with any of the other canoes for the right price, but not the Sawyer.