Submitted: 05-20-2011 by nerbe
Just bought the Old Town Sportsman 15 at Dick's Sporting Goods two weekends ago. Have not yet had a chance to take it out, but wanted to let others know that the specs on Dick's website are very misleading about "their version" of the Rogue River 154 SS. The true weight of the canoe is actually 115 lbs. i had to contact Old Town/Johnson Sports directly to confirm this. Knowing this, I am going to have to take down the hoist system I just installed, as it is only rated at 100 lbs max. Good thing I inquired about this, otherwise, I'm afraid the whole thing would have come crashing down on top of our parked cars or even worse a human being. Plan to keep the canoe because it has everything else we are looking for, but am a little irritated with Dick's Sporting Goods.