Submitted: 05-02-2011 by szwink
Several years ago I spent quite a bit of time looking for an open water canoe for the family to use. After trying several different makes we purchased the Temagami in expedition Kevlar. 54 pounds and balanced well enough for my wife and I to lift over our heads and load on top of the van.
In the water the canoe is a dream. Properly waxed the hull cuts through the water with ease. A broad side wind has a tendency to push the canoe around a bit, but that may be due to having 5 people on board catching the wind as well. For fishing, the canoe offers a steady responsive canoe to work from.
Tough to paddle solo, I am actively looking for my solo Swift canoe.