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Submitted: 09-27-2013 by GE_Smith_ca
I purchased my Scott Elite 16'canoe several years ago and have been very pleased with it, esp. the portaging. We didn't like the 'tractor' type seats and replaced them with homemade wooden ones covered with webbing. The front seat is moveable, we usually use the rearmost position as this keeps the fine (narrow) bow lighter in heavy waves. It is rated for something like 700 lb. and we have never had a problem in large waves even heavily loaded (~525 lb.). It is a fast lake canoe and we find it difficult to maneuver in tight rapids, and as a result it has taken it's fair share of bumps, all without problems. I rate it a 9 instead of a 10 because of the seats and it's poor maneuverability in rapids.