I purchased my 1989 Canadianne based on previous reviews from paddling.com. it was one of the top all time picks and I concur. I've had hours and hours of pleasure paddling the Wisconsin river. I paddle primarily solo which is simple due to the adjustable seat. It is a beautiful canoe! The deep red color combined with the wood trim and brass tips are a masterpiece. Tracks strait, relatively light weight. I'm a proud owner of one of the best of the best!