Designed for outboard power, all square stern canoes feature a transom gusset of tough .125” aluminum, motor pads to secure outboards and ribs for added stiffness. All except the G-1640 CS have spray rails to keep you dry. Stability is a top priority for the Grumman square stern, available in 16, 17 and 19 foot lengths.
we have a grumman 17ft in the family since 1949.. using paddles at first, the sail in fla. and now with a trolling motor in georgia... since age has its hand on me i now transport it on a small trailer .. none better unless its 2 together..
I've had many canoes over the years. Cedar Geislers, Fiberglass Old Town and a Detroit Boat Works canvas that dates to 1910. A few years back I bought a 17' Grumman with two factory installed wings at the waterline. It has a square back for a motor. It is heavy! I have spoken to Marathon Boats in New York state but they have no records of ever making this kind canoe. I even spoke to an employee that worked there back in the Grumman days. He said he kind of remembered some experimentation that was going on in the 1950's or 1960's with this type of craft. It rides well and is very stable. I sure wish I could find out more about it. It's an attention getter and my outings always take extra time to show folks this unique craft.
Purchased it in 1970 to take to the Boundary Waters. Life and starting a family interfered until 1984. Spent many days on the rivers and lakes around Mpls/St Paul and Wisconsin. The canoe never let me down. Now it sits chained to my fence because at 71 I can no longer lift and put on my auto. It has only some rock scrapes on bottom. Now looking for something smaller and lighter. A also in the Grumman line. It is a good all around canoe.
Great aluminum riveted canoe that paddles true, is lightweight, can fit the whole family plus enough gear for multiday trips! The square back is great for trolling motor hookup for longer or solo trips that may not be easy to paddle. The stability is good enough even if the kids want to look over the sides as you paddle! And to top it all off they used to be made local to where I grew up here in Central Florida!