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Submitted: 02-07-2011 by mr_canoehead
I like Souris River as a company for their composite recipe which is strong, durable, and light.
This canoe is good at hauling loads, in a straight line, while maintaining stability and seaworthiness. I was disappointed in the combination of firm tracking and relatively low speed (for a hull of this type). Good for those who appreciate tracking over maneuverability, I suppose, but the Prospector 17'6" is both faster in speed and faster to turn.
The Wenonah Minnesota II is in a whole different league for speed and efficiency, and if you prefer performance to durability it is a better choice.
The Wilderness 18 is a decent canoe, but I prefer others which have either better speed, better maneuverability, or both.
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