I love the way it tracks through the water with or without gear. I feel comfortable spending the whole day paddling this canoe- good seat placement. I know that fiberglass is tough, but I get nervous using it on rivers as I don't want to damage it on rocks that I might encounter.
I will continue to use this canoe as long as I feel comfortable portaging it up to 1 mile. When I get older (& have more money), I will probably replace it with a lighter Kevlar canoe. For now I love it!