The 1850C is equally suited for hometown paddling or wilderness canoe trips. It has a large carrying capacity, but weighs only 72 lbs.
Whether you're out tackling a rushing stream or a glass-calm lake, a first timer or professional outfitter, a Grumman versatile double-ender is the right choice. Its wide beam and low profile gives stability and reduced wind resistance. And the double-ender is available in various light and standard weight models, 13 to 18 feet. A 17 ft. heavy-duty version is built specifically for camps and outfitters. Choose standard or shallow draft keels built to meet the needs of flat water canoeists or whitewater challengers.
They are currently constructed out of .040" skins instead of .050" to save weight and weigh in at 72 pounds. The older 1850's weigh about 80 pounds. I can carry the 1850 by myself for short distances, but then I am nearly 69 years young.
It has obviously been Gently used a lot over the years. The serial number in 4 digits long, and according to information I received from the customer service department of Marathon Boats, this canoe was manufactured sometime prior to 1974. I have purchased the Grumman motor mount, and powered it with a 50# thrust Minkota trolling motor and was very pleased with the performance. With a little bit of TLC this canoe could well end up with my nephews or nieces or even their children when I no longer need it.