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Submitted: 07-01-1999 by SFR
DEG's comment about needing extra weight is exactly right -- but, that's what Wenonah designed the canoe for. I'm about 270 lbs, and without added weight behind me, the Encounter handles like you're trying to stear from the bow seat. I added about 60 lbs of sandbags in the stern to trim it out, and then it's great. I'm planning a seven day trip to the BWCAW in a couple of weeks; I'll update after that trip.