Have enjoyed this Dagger Reflection 17 for nearly 20 years now. Just returned from a great paddle in the Southern Adirondacks. This one tough canoe. I go pond-hopping every year in the St Regis Canoe Wilderness Area with a set of wheels. It tracks beautifully and the symmetrical hull allows me to solo. I've replaced the cane seats a few times. I recommend getting nice seat-backs. They make it more comfortable and give you better leverage for paddling.