Submitted: 01-13-2000 by DT
Small solo flatwater canoe. Length: 10' 6", center width: 27", shape: symmetrical, weight: 29 lb., maximum capacity: 180 lb. This is a great little canoe for persons of small or average stature and weight. Its short length gives it considerable manouverability, yet it tracks very well. Its small size lets you launch from put-ins and explore inlets that are inaccessible to larger canoes. Its flat cane seat and cane backrest are minimal, but comfortable for about an hour at a time (depending on what clothing, if any, you wear while paddling). The seat is at the bottom of the hull, so you sit very low in the craft with your legs stretched out in front of you, as in a kayak. The middle of the backrest is attached to the canoe's main thwart by two sturdy cane loops, which allow the backrest to rotate about the thwart (not freely, but rather with sufficient friction) to adjust to your seating position. For long paddling sessions, it's best to pull up to shore every hour or so to stretch and let the cane imprints on your butt dissipate. All in all, its a great little flatwater playboat for exploring lakes, reservoirs, ponds, and quiet streams and rivers.