older in years and more banged up. (cracked gunwale, stems repaired with glass skid plates, many shallow dents) I think I should have insisted on $450.
Trippers used to have heavier, stronger Royalex than a lot of canoes today. On the brittleness issue, an 18 year old boat might need a massive hit to the nose to demonstrate it. It's not relevant unless you would be using the boat in serious whitewater.
Touring Kayak Paddles
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