I am 75 yrs. old and weight 260#. I paddled the canoe about 8 or 9 miles in the last week using a double paddle. I found the boat to be a true pleasure to paddle, has a nice glide, easy to turn, and very stable even with my weight, The boat is not too heavy. I found the wind moves it around a bit but that is a small thing. I found the gel-coat will scratch easy, I pulled it through some gravel. It's just cosmetic.
I am very pleased with the boat.