I love my Osprey. We bought this canoe used 3 years ago in very good shape. We have mostly taken it on the mid-Willamette River, which is Class 1+. We have even taken it overnight on the Willamette. The boat is very lightweight, maybe 45-50 lbs., which is great for us "old folks". We have had 3 adults in it, which seems to make it more stable. It held our camping gear for 2 people and stiil was quite maneuverable. I can't think of a better canoe to age in.
Just returned from 84-mile river trip on lower canyons Rio Grande. Rapids splashed on front sinking so really should use spray skirt for rough water. Osprey held up nicely to rough water, rapids & rocks for a great long canoe trip. 16 footer poly canoe cracked on same trip. I am glad Ospry has royalex hull it just has some dings & scratches from trip. Great all around canoe for me to use for many years.