Submitted: 03-30-2005 by tstar
I had an Adirondack 16' Royalex for 2 years, and I just sold it. I liked the boat well enough, but some of the tradeoffs in the name of hull efficiency bothered me some. It is quite narrow in front. This was great for speed, but constrained the front paddler more than I liked. I venture into moderate whitewater on occasion, and this canoe is not ideal for that purpose. It is light and easy to paddle -- it covers water quickly for a 16' canoe. My hull did oilcan some on occasion, but I don't really consider that a bad thing. This is a fine canoe, but there probably are better choices unless you put a high priority on hull efficiency.