Submitted: 09-17-2008 by WW
We purchased the Adventure 16 to replace an old Penguin Explorer that we have used for years. After a short ride on the Adventure, we decided to returned it. I agree with all the users saying how tippy this boat is. We loaded it with me, my wife, my son and dog on a dead calm day and constantly felt like we were going over. I think it is a combination of high seats, narrow width and round bottom.
Another problem with this canoe is the poor placement of the plastic supports for the seats/floor. These get in the way and limit the potential space on the canoe. You could not kneel in in this canoe because there is no way to get your feet under the seat. Spread out, kayak style, and there is no room for any gear.