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I love the Quetico 17…
I love the Quetico 17 Alumacraft. I have brought this canoe on many adventures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park.
These canoes are very heavy duty and can last a long time if you take care of it and don't run it into rocks. I work at a camp on Moose Lake and we outfit hundreds of people each season, and they all leave with great memories to last a lifetime. I highly recommend the Quetico 17 Alumacraft for anyone's outdoor adventure.
This canoe very closely…
This canoe very closely compares to my Grumman. It is near identical in size but I believe it is slightly lighter. You will not easily carry it by yourself though. It is fast and fun to paddle by yourself or with a friend. Can hold 3 people or 2 with gear and feels stable. Well constructed and should last a lifetime if taken care of.
Paddled from Prairie Portage…
Paddled from Prairie Portage to West end of Moose Lake last week of August. What a classic, well made, excellent handling canoe. The trip in this canoe was made much easier because of its high quality of workmanship. It easily delivered on my planning question: "Aluminum or Kevlar"? I shouldn't have had a doubt.
I have borrowed a friends…
I have borrowed a friends Alumacraft Quetico (light Aluminum model) for a number of trips to the BWCA and have also taken an older, heavier Gruman. The Quetico is a lot faster and lighter (64 lb vs 74lb). It was about as stable.
I've used this canoe for the…
I've used this canoe for the BWCAW and it's worked well. Tracks well and is nice to paddle. Could be a little lighter (74lbs.).