Submitted: 07-03-2001 by Red Oaks
The Coleman Scanoe is the "almost perfect" boat. It's stable, strong, and reasonably light. It holds a lot of cargo and can easily carry three people plus equipment if you have the optional middle seat. In small, swift, streams thlough, it's a real slug to turn and traditional canoe moves are of limited help since the three skegs severely limit sideways movement. That's the only gripe. When going solo, 5 gal. buckets of water ( with tops! ) can help balance things, but if using an outboard moter, you really need to take a heavy duty garbage bag, put it into a burlap bag, fill with fresh "Quick-Mix concrete, tie it up, and place in the front of a level Scanoe to dry. You then have a solid weight of 50 - 75 lbs.that's molded to fit the Scanoe.