Submitted: 02-15-2002 by mesten
As a previous reviewer wrote, the Guide 14 is a great canoe if you get it for the right reasons. I use the guide for fishing on bays, lakes, and class 1 and 2 rivers, and for multi-day camping trips with my son. It's a tough boat and handles the rocks very well. It's not fast, but it cruises adequately when not overloaded. For a 14 foot canoe, it can really haul a load! My son and I are each about 200 lbs., and we had plenty of room for gear for a week long trip last year. When trimmed properly, it handles well. If not trimmed properly, it's a devil to turn quickly. Reasonable primary stability with very good secondary stability. I've used a variety of aluminum and fiberglass canoes over the years. For a very reasonably priced, all purpose canoe, the Guide 14 is hard to beat.