Submitted: 09-28-2004 by Dmc
If you are a large adult and plan to paddle with another large adult expect major "Oil Canning". I'm talking about a 40" long by 2" high bulge the width of the canoe. I brought this to the attention of Old Town customer service and they said that it is normal and the selling dealer should have brought it to my attention. He did not, so I am bringing it to yours.
Although the canoe looks like it is going to bend in half, customer service assured me that it would not. With a listed capacity of 900 lbs, I did not expect this with less than 1/2 the listed capacity on board. Old Town told me that it does not affect the performance of the canoe. The good part is that everything in the middle of the canoe stays dry as the water all runs to the front and back of the boat.