Overall a great little boat, very easy to handle solo, or paddling the kids around the lake.
The canoe itself definitely performs as advertised - very light and extremely stable. It holds a lot of gear, is easy to paddle, and works equally well as a tandem or solo canoe. A great all-around option if you're looking for a versatile canoe.
I did have an accident with my canoe, and it unfortunately needed repairs. The Holy Cow Canoe Company staff was, again, extremely helpful with the repair process. They took steps to accommodate my schedule, repaired all of the damage that I could see (and even some that I had not noticed), and managed to restore it to "good as new" condition very quickly so I could get back out on the water.
I am very pleased with this canoe and this manufacturer (I also own a 16' Kevlar Sportsman), and would encourage anyone looking for a great canoe at a great price to check them out.
Very, very happy with this canoe. Paddles perfectly in every situation, is stable enough to fish out of, and maneuverable enough for class 3 with the occasional class 4 rapids, and stable enough for the wife, who does not swim, to feel comfortable.
Very impressed with how well built, and tough. Have owned it now for about 9 months, met many rocks, and even dropped it once by accident with only scratches. Very impressed with this canoe and far exceeds my expectations.