Submitted: 01-13-2009 by PDd
I got this canoe at the beginning of last summer. About the 6th time out, the bottom began to warp upwards, or what I've learned is called oil-canning. Not a very good outcome, but based on other comments I've seen on the web, this is not uncommon with polyethylene boats, as least to some degree. The boat was very nice to paddle until this happened.
The Mad River folks have assured me that it is not normal and the canoe should be returned for warranty replacement. I got the canoe through REI, so I have no worries about getting a replacement, as long as one is available through the distribution chain.