Submitted: 07-30-2000 by SS
A real mover, especially with bent shaft paddles. incredible stability for a smooth, fast canoe. we fly fished for 9 days in it at full power casts, simultaneously, and never gave stability a tho't, except to praise the designers of this craft.it has a flat bottom in the center, with some rocker on both ends--shallow arch on the ends. this makes it fun to paddle! we got a kevlar-epoxy model--get the black alum. trim--it looks good. this canoe handled wind and strong current. we used it on a 500 acre lake in So. Dakota. every time we stepped into this water-worthy canoe we felt thankful we had researched canoes for months before buying. however, just after we bought it, souris came out with a three-seater version of this model--nice if solo fishing is your game.oh--shipping was a problem. freight people must like to bang canoes around. we had to refuse the first beautiful Q-17 due to freight damage. and ours came with a slightly bent thwart. oh, well. it was worth it.