Submitted: 09-06-2001 by bill huston
I've had a lil wolf for 3 years now and it is quite the canoe, though it's the first i've ever owned. I just returned from a one week solo trip from Ithaca to Lake Ontario (oswego) in my purple wolf and it served me well. Because I sit on the floor of the canoe, there is rarely any worry of tipping. In fact, it's difficult to capsize the thing. But sitting cross legged can get very uncomfortable after a while and this is the one drawback I've got with it. They supply a pad for your butt, but the knees and back take all the abuse. If it were a little wider the knees wouldn't be scraping on the sides which are not smooth.
Also, the center thwart was not heavy duty enough for me and started to come apart at the ends so I replaced it with my own piece of wood which might have added a pound to the total weight of the canoe but was surely worth it. The price is quite good, I think, for the quality of this canoe. It's a blast to take it out on a windy lake if you don't mind getting a little wet. Very stable and maneuverable, I love it.