Submitted: 08-01-2011 by otter_one
Everybody agrees: The seat isn't comfortable. Tolerable for an hour or so maybe. I took mine out and replaced it with a $10 steel and canvas beach chair from Walmart. Much more comfortable with the added benefit of lightening the empty canoe a bit.
The boat is stable. You can move it with a single paddle and a J-stroke but not against wind and/or tide. A double paddle is the way to go. Out in the bay it handled boat wakes just fine.I bought it to fish mostly fresh water, ponds, small lakes and creeks. I wanted a boat that I could easily handle myself. I would love a $2000 24 lb kevlar canoe but for the money this is the perfect boat for that. Sweet!