A used aluminum would be fine
Posted by: Glenn_MacGrady on Oct-22-12 4:58 PM (EST)
One of the biggest disadvantages of aluminum is the carry weight. But if you're young and strong, and not portaging long distances, a used aluminum canoe would be fine as a first canoe. Many of us started that way, even the boat sluts and collectors.
I agree you should look for a used one. They don't age much and you should be able to find one for a decent price.