Submitted: 07-27-2010 by TC
This is perhaps the best all round boat out there. Mine is a 1983 model purchased new in green royalex with ash trim. It's been down countless creeks and rivers as well on lakes large and small. I wrapped it once in high water on the Jump River in northern Wisconsin. Snapped the right gunnel and seriously stretched and creased but did not tear the royalex. After we freed it, it returned to acceptable form and we completed the trip. I had it repaired and except for a few character enhancing blemishes, it's good as new.
This isn't the fastest boat out there and it's definitely heavy, but it inspires confidence with its 15 inch depth and nimble maneuverability. It's the boat I most often lend because it is so forgiving and durable.