I worked for Mike and Courtney in the summer of 1982. Mike offered me a canoe, but I needed the money. 25 plus years later my dream came true; I found my Caper in the Paddling.net classifieds.
It is a wonderful boat: Sleek and Sexy. It tracks truly and turns on a dime. Did I mention it is beautiful? The constant refrain from folks seeing me in my Caper is: 'That is a beautiful Canoe!' There might be faster, tougher, or more stable canoes, but there is nothing more aesthetically pleasing than my Caper cruising flat water, and that was Mike's goal!
I never let it scrape bottom, nor would I drag it over logs. This is a Porsche or Ferrari, not a Chevy. Did I mention that it is a beautiful Canoe? Well, it is!!!!