Submitted: 07-07-1999 by Jim Green
After stroking solo playboats in whitewater and long sleek, well keeled, touring canoes on big lakes, we dubbed her "The Pig" when somebody gave her to us. Figured she'd paddle like a waterlogged gum boot. But she graduated to a fond "Miss Piggy" after taking us over 400 miles of river and lakes on one 22 day trip in the Northwest Territories. She ain't fast but she's steady. She holds a lot, we had gear and food for 30 days, as she's wider and deeper than most craft her length. She's nearly indestructable but you can wear the bottom out if you drag it over enough miles of rock. She's keeled so better in wind than some. Struts under the seats prevent most oil canning. Old reliable, safe, a good starter canoe for a family - stable as all get out. You can dive off the gunnel when she's loaded, no kidding. Not a whole lot of finesse but a reliable standard.