We got our Coleman Ram-X 17 over 20 years ago, after a boat show where the seller was offering us to take a swing with a ball bat at the hull. My brother-in-law broke his bat without any damage to the hull and he sold me that canoe on the spot. It's gotten much rougher treatment since then (through frozen rivers, over beaver dams) but nothing stops it. I've even rigged it with a sail and lea boards. Very stable. A great family boat.