Submitted: 05-13-2010 by Lupitaboy
After polishing and buffing my 32 year old double ender, my thoughts were of the excellent WWII aircraft Grumman produced and how that excellence went into their postwar production of this canoe. Solid and roomy, stable and indestructible...one great long-term investment in outdoor fun. I solo it backwards with 5 gallons of water ballast under the bow seat and it tracks great. My Old Town 16 weighed 10 lbs less but lacked the stability and tracking that I admire in my Grumman. When fishing Choke Canyon Lake in S.Texas, home to trophy bass, catfish and thousands of hungry alligators, dumping your canoe is to be avoided. You can buy lighter, prettier and more flexible canoes but you cannot buy better.