there was only one layup for the 18'Sundowner that approached 70# and that was extra-stiffened fiberglass. With options like wood trim and sliding seats front and rear it might hit 70#. Is the bottom smooth or does it have raised ribs? Does it have ribs up the sides to almost the gunwales? What color is the interior?
A core-stiffened fiberglass Sundowner will be in the mid 50# range and worth near $1000 with a yoke and sliding seat. Cross-rib or Center-Rib are both low 60# range and more like $700. The heavy extra-stiffened layup is your $600 canoe.
The Sundowner is a great all-around canoe. It was Wenonah's best seller for over 10 years. It is fast and still pretty stable. Slots in a tad slower than the 18 Jensen, but quicker than the 18 Champlain. More depth and capacity than the Jensen, but less capacity than the Champlain.
Touring Kayak Paddles
Free Standing Boat Racks
URCHIN Portable Anchor
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